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 $50.94B. 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 $30.25B in assets. In the last trailing year, the best performing Precious Metals ETF was the DSLV at 42.43%. 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

DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 12.29%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 8.40%
GLDW SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust 0.80%
DGLD VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN 0.70%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 0.53%

BOTTOM ETF PERFORMERS

USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN -12.41%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -10.70%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -10.56%
PLTM GraniteShares Platinum Trust -10.16%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver -8.25%

TOP CREATIONS

SLV iShares Silver Trust 42.17
USLV VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN 11.69
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 9.81
GLTR Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF 6.42
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 5.44

TOP REDEMPTIONS

GLD SPDR Gold Trust -1,547.84
IAU iShares Gold Trust -252.03
DGL Invesco DB Gold Fund -39.57
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -29.06
SGOL Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF -24.77

AUM WINNERS

GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 17.41%
DSLV VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN 11.94%
BAR GraniteShares Gold Trust 10.03%
GLDM SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust 1.61%
GLDW SPDR Long Dollar Gold Trust 0.88%

AUM LOSERS

DGZ DB Gold Short ETN -39.07%
PALL Aberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETF -14.62%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver -11.02%
PGM iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN -10.69%
PPLT Aberdeen Standard Physical Platinum Shares ETF -10.24%

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