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The Best Precious Metals ETFs

The table below compares the performance and other essential indicators like dividend yield and expense ratio of 30 Precious Metals ETFs.

Precious metals ETFs are exchange-traded funds that track the price of precious metals such as gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. They provide investors with exposure to the price movement of these metals without having to own them physically.

Precious metals ETFs invest in bullion or derivative instruments such as futures contracts to mirror the performance of the underlying metal. They are usually structured as passive investments and aim to track the price of the metal they are linked to as closely as possible.

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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
DBSInvesco DB Silver FundPrecious MetalsJan 5, 20070.75%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
DGLInvesco DB Gold FundPrecious Metals, GoldJan 5, 20070.75%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GBUGPacer iPath Gold ETNPrecious MetalsOct 7, 20190.00%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GLDSPDR Gold TrustPrecious Metals, GoldNov 18, 20040.40%6.7%3.1%0.0%-45.6%0.3
GLDICredit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETNPrecious MetalsJan 29, 20130.65%2.5%2.1%19.7%-32.3%0.1
GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares TrustPrecious Metals, GoldJun 25, 20180.18%6.8%9.1%0.0%-21.6%0.3
GLTRAberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETFPrecious MetalsOct 22, 20100.60%0.6%1.8%0.0%-55.7%0.0
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
JJPiPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETNPrecious MetalsJan 17, 20180.45%4.0%6.0%0.0%-27.3%0.3
OUNZVanEck Merk Gold TrustPrecious Metals, GoldMay 16, 20140.25%6.6%4.3%0.0%-21.8%0.3
PALLAberdeen Standard Physical Palladium Shares ETFPrecious MetalsJan 6, 20100.60%-20.4%5.9%0.0%-56.8%-0.7
PBUGPacer iPath Gold Trendpilot ETNPrecious Metals, GoldJun 15, 20210.00%N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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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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