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Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF (AAAU)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Nov 30, 2022

AAAU is a passive ETF by Goldman Sachs tracking the investment results of the LBMA Gold PM Price. AAAU launched on Jul 26, 2018 and has a 0.18% expense ratio.

ETF Info

IssuerGoldman Sachs
Inception DateJul 26, 2018
RegionGlobal (Broad)
CategoryPrecious Metals, Gold
Expense Ratio0.18%
Index TrackedLBMA Gold PM Price
Asset ClassCommodity

Trading Data

Previous Close$17.26
Year Range$16.12 - $20.39
EMA (50)$16.97
EMA (200)$17.54
Average Volume$1.16M

AAAUShare Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF in Aug 2018 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $14,779 for a total return of roughly 47.79%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AAAUCompare to other instruments

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AAAUReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized


AAAUMonthly Returns Heatmap


AAAUSharpe Ratio Chart

The Sharpe ratio shows whether the portfolio's excess returns are due to smart investment decisions or a result of taking a higher risk. The higher a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, the better its risk-adjusted performance.

The current Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF Sharpe ratio is -0.15. A negative Sharpe ratio means that the risk-free rate is higher than the portfolio's return. This value does not convey any meaningful information.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AAAUDividend History

Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF doesn't pay dividends

AAAUDrawdowns Chart

The Drawdowns chart displays portfolio losses from any high point along the way.

AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AAAUWorst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF. A maximum drawdown is an indicator of risk. It shows a reduction in portfolio value from its maximum due to a series of losing trades.

The maximum drawdown since January 2010 for the Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF is 21.63%, recorded on Sep 26, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-21.63%Aug 7, 2020538Sep 26, 2022
-12.43%Mar 10, 20208Mar 19, 202015Apr 9, 202023
-6.51%Sep 5, 201960Nov 27, 201925Jan 6, 202085
-5.22%Feb 20, 201951May 2, 201929Jun 13, 201980
-5.01%Feb 25, 20204Feb 28, 20204Mar 5, 20208
-4.28%May 21, 202011Jun 5, 202012Jun 23, 202023
-2.87%Jun 26, 20194Jul 1, 201911Jul 17, 201915
-2.82%Oct 29, 201812Nov 13, 201813Dec 4, 201825
-2.66%Apr 24, 20205Apr 30, 202011May 15, 202016
-2.49%Apr 15, 20203Apr 17, 20204Apr 23, 20207

AAAUVolatility Chart

Current Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF volatility is 8.77%. The chart below shows the rolling 10-day volatility. Volatility is a statistical measure showing how big price swings are in either direction. The higher asset volatility, the riskier it is, because the price movements are less predictable.

AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)


SymbolInceptionExpense RatioYTD Ret.10Y Ann. Ret.Div. Yield
IAUJan 28, 20050.25%-4.65%-0.01%0.00%