Precious Metals ETF Overview

Precious metals ETFs cover ETPs that track or hold baskets of precious metals. They are dominated, like our benchmark, by portfolios consisting almost entirely of a heavy allocation to gold and roughly 15-25% to silver. Precious metals ETFs can be found in the following ETF.com segments:

With 36 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $82.79B. The average expense ratio is 0.65%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $50.13B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the UGLD at 73.55%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 24.50%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 21.07%
UBG ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN 1.42%
GBUG iPath Gold ETN 0.28%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 0.25%

Bottom ETF Performers

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -47.26%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -30.81%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -16.32%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -16.26%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -16.17%

Top Creations

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 1.60K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 309.00
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 108.38
SLV iShares Silver Trust 107.57
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 81.04

Top Redemptions

DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund -17.02
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -8.49
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -0.40
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -0.16
SBUG iPath Silver ETN -0.01

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 152.34%
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 31.88%
JJP iPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN 23.91%
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF 23.80%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 10.53%

AUM Losers

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -42.49%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -39.95%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -35.85%
SLVO Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN -22.71%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -22.40%

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