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GraniteShares Gold Shares (BAR)

ETF · Currency in USD · Last updated Mar 18, 2023

BAR is a passive ETF by GraniteShares tracking the investment results of the LBMA Gold Price PM ($/ozt). BAR launched on Aug 31, 2017 and has a 0.17% expense ratio.

Share Price Chart

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The chart shows the growth of $10,000 invested in GraniteShares Gold Shares in Oct 2022 and compares it to the S&P 500 index or another benchmark. It would be worth nearly $14,846 for a total return of roughly 48.46%. All prices are adjusted for splits and dividends.

BAR (GraniteShares Gold Shares)
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GraniteShares Gold Shares had a return of 8.42% year-to-date (YTD) and 2.35% in the last 12 months. Over the past 10 years, GraniteShares Gold Shares had an annualized return of 7.50%, while the S&P 500 had an annualized return of 8.57%, indicating that GraniteShares Gold Shares did not perform as well as the benchmark.

1 month6.47%-5.31%
6 months18.68%0.39%
1 year2.35%-10.12%
5 years (annualized)8.37%7.94%
10 years (annualized)7.50%8.57%

Monthly Returns Heatmap


Sharpe 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 GraniteShares Gold Shares Sharpe ratio is 0.16. A Sharpe ratio between 0 and 1.0 is considered sub-optimal.

The chart below displays rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio.

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Dividend History

GraniteShares Gold Shares doesn't pay dividends

Drawdowns Chart

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

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Worst Drawdowns

The table below shows the maximum drawdowns of the GraniteShares Gold Shares. 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 GraniteShares Gold Shares is 21.53%, recorded on Sep 26, 2022. The portfolio has not recovered from it yet.



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-21.53%Aug 7, 2020538Sep 26, 2022
-13.46%Jan 25, 2018136Aug 16, 2018211Jun 20, 2019347
-12.45%Mar 10, 20208Mar 19, 202015Apr 9, 202023
-8.37%Sep 11, 201757Dec 12, 201725Jan 24, 201882
-6.52%Sep 5, 201958Nov 25, 201927Jan 6, 202085
-4.78%Feb 25, 20204Feb 28, 20204Mar 5, 20208
-3.96%May 21, 202011Jun 5, 202011Jun 22, 202022
-2.89%Apr 24, 20205Apr 30, 202011May 15, 202016
-2.7%Jun 26, 20194Jul 1, 201911Jul 17, 201915
-2.33%Apr 16, 20202Apr 17, 20204Apr 23, 20206

Volatility Chart

Current GraniteShares Gold Shares volatility is 23.83%. 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.

BAR (GraniteShares Gold Shares)
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