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 $75.76B. The average expense ratio is 0.70%. Precious Metals ETFs can be found in the following asset classes:

  • Commodities

The largest Precious Metals ETF is the SPDR Gold Trust GLD with $44.92B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the PALL at 74.38%. The most-recent ETF launched in the Precious Metals space was the iPath Gold ETN GBUG in 10/08/19.

Top ETF Performers

PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 26.45%
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 17.28%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 16.07%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 11.53%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 10.56%

Bottom ETF Performers

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN -16.50%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -14.48%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -11.05%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -9.84%
DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -5.01%

Top Creations

IAU iShares Gold Trust 76.90
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 15.85
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 12.89
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 8.86
AAAU Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF 4.45

Top Redemptions

SLV iShares Silver Trust -131.52
GLD SPDR Gold Trust -91.87
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -45.00
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust -33.34
DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund -16.35

AUM Winners

PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust 145.25%
USV ETRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver Total Return ETN 58.80%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF 23.07%
UGLD VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN 16.51%
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF 14.73%

AUM Losers

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold -20.38%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN -16.50%
DZZ DB Gold Double Short ETN -8.98%
DBP Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund -7.99%
IAUF iShares Gold Strategy ETF -4.95%

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