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 35 ETFs traded in the U.S. markets, Precious Metals ETFs gather total assets under management of $59.17B. The average expense ratio is 0.93%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $35.81B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 60.46%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF AAAU in 07/26/18.

TOP ETF PERFORMERS

UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 20.46%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 14.77%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 13.55%
DGP DB Gold Double Long ETN 13.25%
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 9.68%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -18.65%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -13.46%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -12.65%
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -10.82%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -7.13%

TOP CREATIONS

GLD SPDR Gold Trust 2.21K
IAU iShares Gold Trust 536.92
SLV iShares Silver Trust 171.03
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund 40.49
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 36.44

TOP REDEMPTIONS

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -11.89
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN -8.00
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -5.79
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -4.13
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -3.18

AUM WINNERS

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 32.65%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 16.54%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 16.38%
DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund 12.96%
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 12.53%

AUM LOSERS

USV ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN -48.04%
UBG ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold Total Return ETN -33.33%
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -11.13%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -9.57%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -7.30%

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