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The Best Gold ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 21 Gold ETFs.

Gold ETFs invest in physical gold or in derivatives that track the price of gold. These ETFs provide investors with an easy and convenient way to invest in gold without physically buying and storing the metal.

Gold ETFs typically aim to track the spot price of gold, which is the metal's current market price. The ETFs either hold physical gold in vaults or invest in derivatives such as futures contracts and options, which are financial instruments that track the price of gold.

Gold ETFs are considered passive investments, as they aim to track the price of gold and do not require active management. They are also considered a relatively easy way to invest in gold, as they have lower expenses than physically buying and storing gold. They are also popular among investors seeking to diversify their portfolios or hedge against inflation or market downturns.

Click on any item in the list to see complete information, including risk and performance analysis.

Year-to-Date Return


10-Year Annualized Return


Sharpe Ratio


Omega ratio


Sortino ratio


Calmar ratio


Ulcer Index


10Y Volatility


Maximum Drawdown


Dividend Yield

SymbolFull nameCategoryInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. YieldMax. DrawdownSharpe RatioSortino ratioOmega ratioCalmar ratioUlcer Index
AAAUGoldman Sachs Physical Gold ETFPrecious Metals, GoldJul 26, 20180.18%6.7%11.0%0.0%-21.6%0.3
BARGraniteShares Gold SharesPrecious Metals, GoldAug 31, 20170.17%6.8%7.0%0.0%-21.5%0.3
BGLDFT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Quarterly Buffer ETFPrecious Metals, Actively Managed, GoldJan 20, 20210.90%7.5%-0.4%0.4%-16.2%0.6
CGL.TOiShares Gold Bullion ETF (CAD-Hedged)Precious Metals, GoldMay 28, 20090.55%5.9%2.5%0.0%-46.0%0.2
DBPInvesco DB Precious Metals FundPrecious Metals, GoldJan 5, 20070.78%4.5%1.3%0.4%-53.9%0.2
DGLInvesco DB Gold FundPrecious Metals, GoldJan 5, 20070.75%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DGPDB Gold Double Long Exchange Traded NotesLeveraged Commodities, Leveraged, GoldFeb 27, 20080.75%10.1%1.7%0.0%-75.3%0.1
DGZDB Gold Short Exchange Traded NotesInverse Commodities, GoldFeb 27, 20080.75%-3.6%-3.4%0.0%-73.0%0.1
DZZDB Gold Double Short Exchange Traded NotesLeveraged Commodities, Leveraged, GoldFeb 27, 20080.75%-10.5%-9.0%0.0%-94.9%-0.1
GLDSPDR Gold TrustPrecious Metals, GoldNov 18, 20040.40%6.7%3.1%0.0%-45.6%0.3
GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares TrustPrecious Metals, GoldJun 25, 20180.18%6.8%9.1%0.0%-21.6%0.3
GLLProShares UltraShort GoldLeveraged Commodities, Leveraged, GoldDec 1, 20080.95%-10.2%-10.8%0.0%-95.3%-0.2
IAUiShares Gold TrustPrecious Metals, GoldJan 28, 20050.25%6.7%3.3%0.0%-45.1%0.3
IAUFiShares Gold Strategy ETFPrecious Metals, GoldJun 6, 20180.25%6.5%8.3%0.8%-23.4%0.3
IAUMiShares Gold Trust Micro ETF of Benef InterestPrecious Metals, GoldJun 15, 20210.15%6.8%5.1%0.0%-20.9%0.3
IGLDFT Cboe Vest Gold Strategy Target Income ETFPrecious Metals, Actively Managed, GoldMar 2, 20210.85%5.2%3.1%7.4%-18.6%0.1
OUNZVanEck Merk Gold TrustPrecious Metals, GoldMay 16, 20140.25%6.6%4.3%0.0%-21.8%0.3
PBUGPacer iPath Gold Trendpilot ETNPrecious Metals, GoldJun 15, 20210.00%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
RMAU.LThe Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC SecuritiesCommodities, GoldDec 2, 20200.22%6.8%5.5%0.0%-21.3%0.3
SGOLAberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETFPrecious Metals, GoldSep 9, 20090.17%6.8%3.2%0.0%-45.5%0.3

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Risk vs. Return Scatterplot

The Risk vs. Return Scatterplot allows you to quickly compare funds, stocks, and ETFs in one view. It displays the yearly return of an instrument on one axis and the risk (volatility) on the other.

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