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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

ISINUS7154261025
CUSIP38150K103
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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AAAUPerformance

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.


-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
-6.57%
-5.25%
AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AAAUCompare to other instruments

Search for stocks, ETFs, and funds to compare with AAAU

Popular comparisons: AAAU vs. GLD, AAAU vs. IAU, AAAU vs. VOO, AAAU vs. GDX

AAAUReturns in periods

Returns over 1 year are annualized

PeriodReturnBenchmark
1M6.25%1.45%
6M-5.76%-4.82%
YTD-4.57%-16.96%
1Y-2.25%-13.86%
5Y9.55%8.42%
10Y9.55%8.42%

AAAUMonthly Returns Heatmap


JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
2022-1.60%6.15%1.26%-2.03%-3.18%-1.64%-2.51%-2.97%-2.77%-1.82%7.10%
2021-3.12%-6.32%-1.16%3.59%7.67%-7.12%2.61%-0.00%-3.32%1.55%-0.68%3.24%
20204.49%-0.63%-0.06%7.12%2.55%2.95%10.74%-0.41%-4.13%-0.48%-5.45%7.07%
20192.85%-0.49%-1.60%-0.66%1.72%8.09%0.01%7.87%-3.23%2.45%-3.15%3.73%
20182.21%-0.67%2.10%0.33%5.00%

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.


-0.80-0.60-0.40-0.200.000.200.40JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
-0.15
-0.63
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.


-25.00%-20.00%-15.00%-10.00%-5.00%0.00%2022FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
-15.65%
-17.49%
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.


Depth

Start

To Bottom

Bottom

To Recover

End

Total

-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.


5.00%10.00%15.00%20.00%25.00%30.00%35.00%40.00%JulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovember
8.77%
13.39%
AAAU (Goldman Sachs Physical Gold ETF)
Benchmark (^GSPC)

AAAUAlternatives


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