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List of Precious Metals ETFs

Updated May 14, 2020
For centuries, people from all walks of life have trusted their hard earned money to precious metals which mainly include gold and silver, though platinum and palladium have also gained prominence over the last few decades. A wide variety of exchange-traded funds (ETF) are available which are based on one or more precious metals, and they serve an excellent, efficient and low-cost medium for common investors to take a shot at the precious metal investments.

How Precious Metal ETFs Work

These precious metal ETFs work in mutiple ways, and it is important for investors to understand each of their themes.
First type of precious metal ETFs work by simply selecting a group of companies which are in the business of exploration, mining, extraction, development, production and even restoration of instruments and jewels using the precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. These kind of precious metal ETFs invest in the stocks of such companies, which can be selected by the ETF fund manager either on the basis of those companies being included in a particular precious metal stock market index, or the fund managers may actively select such companies based on their own defined investment objectives.
The second type of precious metal ETFs are the ones which take a position in one or more derivatives contracts based on the precious metals, and attempt to generate returns through the price movements that get reflected in the derivatives contracts of such metals. Typical financial instruments that are used for such precious metal ETF investments are the futures contracts on gold, silver or platinum.
The third kind of precious metal ETFs are the ones which directly purchase the physical metal and store it safely in a certified vault under the purview of a custodian. As the demand and supply of the ETF units move, the fund manager buys and sells the appropriate amount of metal.
While one can find individual precious metal ETFs, like Gold ETFs, Silver ETFs and Platinum ETFs, the precious metal ETFs are a superset of these individual metal-specific ETFs which give investors are larger, diversified set of investments that can span across multiple precious metals.
The following list includes metal-specific ETFs as well as the ones which offer a combined investment across multiple precious metals. One can also explore the leveraged ETFs on such precious metal which make it possible to amplify the returns (both profits and losses) multiple times by a given factor, and there are inverse ETFs that can generate inverse returns. One must clearly check the working of the precious metal ETFs and their constituent holdings before making a selection. Expense ratio is another measure to keep an eye on, as the cost associated with investing in such ETFs may vary widely.
Following is the list of all 37 exchange-traded funds that FKnol has in its database for ETFs which belong to the Precious Metals category:

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List of All Precious Metals ETFs

TickerNameShort DescriptionExpense
Ratio
No. of
Holdings
Dividend
Frequency
Category
DGZDB Gold Short ETNThe DB Gold Short ETN provides monthly inverse exposure to an index that tracks the performance of a futures contract on gold determined to be least impacted by contango. ...Full Details0.75%1 NAInverse Commodities
DGPDB Gold Double Long ETNThe DB Gold Double Long ETN provides 2x exposure to an index that tracks the performance of futures contracts relating to gold. ...Full Details0.75%1 NALeveraged Commodities
DZZDB Gold Double Short ETNThe DB Gold Double Short ETN provides -2x the daily performance of an index that tracks the performance of futures contracts relating to gold. ...Full Details0.75%1 NALeveraged Commodities
GLLProShares UltraShort GoldThe ProShares UltraShort Gold ETF provides -2x the daily performance of gold bullion as measured by the fixing price, in US Dollars, for delivery in London. ...Full Details0.95%1 NALeveraged Commodities
UGLProShares Ultra GoldThe ProShares Ultra Gold fund provides 2x exposure to the daily performance of gold bullion as measured by the fixing price, in US dollars, for delivery in London. ...Full Details0.95%1 QuarterlyLeveraged Commodities
AGQProShares Ultra SilverThe ProShares Ultra Silver fund provides 2x the daily performance of silver bullion as measured by the fixing price, in US Dollars, for delivery in London. ...Full Details0.95%1 NALeveraged Commodities
DGLDVelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETNThe VelocityShares 3X Inverse Gold ETN provides -3x the daily return of the front-month gold futures contract. ...Full Details1.35%1 NALeveraged Commodities
UGLDVelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETNThe VelocityShares 3X Long Gold ETN provides 3x exposure to a subset of the GSCI that only includes gold contracts. ...Full Details1.35%1 NALeveraged Commodities
ZSLProShares UltraShort SilverThe ProShares UltraShort Silver fund provides -2x the daily performance of silver bullion as measured by the fixing price, in US Dollars, for delivery in London. ...Full Details1.62%1 NALeveraged Commodities
DSLVVelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETNThe VelocityShares 3X Inverse Silver ETN provides -3x exposure to the performance of the front-month futures contract on silver, with daily leverage resets. ...Full Details1.65%1 NALeveraged Commodities
USLVVelocityShares 3x Long Silver ETNThe VelocityShares 3X Long Silver ETN provides 3x exposure to a production-weighted index of world silver producers listed in OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries. ...Full Details1.65%1 NALeveraged Commodities
GLDMSPDR Gold MiniShares TrustThe SPDR Gold MiniShares Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in London vaults. ...Full Details0.18%0 AnnuallyLong-Short
GBUGiPath Gold ETNGBUG tracks the Barclay’s Gold 3 Month Index Total Return by rolling specified gold futures contracts. ...Full Details0%0 Precious Metals
AAAUPerth Mint Physical Gold ETFThe Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in a vault in Perth, Australia. Investors can redeem their shares for gold coins and small bars. ...Full Details0.18%0 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
BARGraniteShares Gold TrustBAR tracks the gold spot price, less trust expenses and liabilities, using physically held gold stored and secured in vaults in London. ...Full Details0.2%1 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
IAUiShares Gold TrustThe iShares Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in vaults around the world. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.25%1 NAPrecious Metals
IAUFiShares Gold Strategy ETFThe iShares Gold Strategy ETF is actively managed to maximize correlation to an index that tracks the spot price of gold. ...Full Details0.25%2 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
UBGE-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold ETNThe ETRACS CMCI Gold Total Return ETN tracks an index of gold futures contracts. It uses a set of 5 futures contracts of different maturities to maintain its exposure. ...Full Details0.3%1 NAPrecious Metals
SIVRETFS Physical Silver SharesThe ETFS Physical Silver ETF tracks the silver spot price less holding costs using silver bullion held in vaults by HSBC. ...Full Details0.3%1 NAPrecious Metals
SGOLETFS Physical Swiss Gold SharesThe ETFS Physical Swiss Gold ETF tracks the gold spot price, less holding costs, using gold bars held in a vault in Zurich. ...Full Details0.39%1 NAPrecious Metals
GLDSPDR Gold TrustThe SPDR Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using gold bars held in London vaults. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.4%1 NAPrecious Metals
OUNZVan Eck Merk Gold TrustThe Van Eck Merk Gold Trust tracks the gold spot price, less expenses, using gold bars and coins held in London vaults. Investors can redeem their shares for gold in increments of 1 troy oz. ...Full Details0.4%1 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
USVE-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver ETNThe ETRACS CMCI Silver Total Return ETN tracks an index of silver futures contracts. It uses a set of 5 futures contracts of different maturities to maintain its exposure. ...Full Details0.4%1 NAPrecious Metals
SBUGiPath Silver ETNSBUG tracks the Barclay’s Silver 3 Month Index Total Return by rolling specified near term silver futures contracts. ...Full Details0.4%0 Precious Metals
JJPBiPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETNThe iPath Series B Bloomberg Precious Metals Subindex Total Return ETN tracks an index designed to provide exposure to gold and silver through futures contracts. ...Full Details0.45%2 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
PGMBiPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETNThe iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN tracks an index of one platinum futures contract at a time, rolled every three months. ...Full Details0.45%1 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
PLTMGraniteShares Platinum TrustPLTM tracks the platinum spot price, less trust expenses and liabilities, using physically held platinum stored and secured in vaults in London. ...Full Details0.5%1 AnnuallyPrecious Metals
SLViShares Silver TrustThe iShares Silver Trust tracks the silver spot price, less expenses and liabilities, using silver bullion held in London. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.5%1 NAPrecious Metals
GLTRETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket SharesThe ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket tracks the spot prices of a basket of gold, silver, platinum and palladium, less holding costs, using bullion held in London and Zurich. ...Full Details0.6%4 NAPrecious Metals
PALLETFS Physical Palladium SharesThe ETFS Physical Palladium ETF tracks the palladium spot price less holding costs using palladium bullion held in London and Zurich. ...Full Details0.6%1 NAPrecious Metals
PPLTETFS Physical Platinum SharesThe ETFS Physical Platinum ETF tracks the platinum spot price less holding costs using platinum bullion held in London and Zurich. ...Full Details0.6%1 NAPrecious Metals
GLDICredit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETNThe Credit Suisse X-Links Gold Shares Covered Call ETN offers the returns of a covered call strategy comprised of shares of the ETF GLD, a physical gold ETF, and one month call options with a strike price of 103% of GLD. ...Full Details0.65%1 MonthlyPrecious Metals
SLVOCredit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETNThe Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN offers the returns of a covered-call strategy comprising long shares of a physical silver ETF (SLV) and short 1-month call options with a strike price of 106% of SLV. ...Full Details0.65%1 MonthlyPrecious Metals
DBPInvesco DB Precious Metals FundThe Invesco DB Precious Metals Fund tracks an index of gold and silver futures contracts. It optimizes its contract selection based on the shape of the futures curve to minimize contango. ...Full Details0.75%2 NAPrecious Metals
DGLInvesco DB Gold FundThe Invesco DB Gold Fund tracks an index of gold futures contracts. To minimize contango, it optimizes its contract selection based on the shape of the futures curve. ...Full Details0.75%1 NAPrecious Metals
DBSInvesco DB Silver FundThe Invesco DB Silver Fund tracks an index of silver futures contracts. It optimizes its contract selection based on the shape of the futures curve to minimize contango. ...Full Details0.75%1 NAPrecious Metals
SPPPSprott Physical Platinum and Palladium TrustThe Sprott Physical Platinum and Palladium Trust (SPPP) is a closed-end trust that invests in unencumbered and fully-allocated Good Delivery physical platinum and palladium bullion ...Full Details1.13%1 NAPrecious Metals

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Where do Precious Metals ETFs Invest?

A long list of companies and different financial instruments exist where the Precious Metals exchange-traded funds may invest the money collected from the ETF investors. Below is a small sample of companies whose stocks may qualify for investment by Precious Metals ETFs, though there can be many more businesses and financial instruments where these ETFs can park the capital for returns:
 ▶ Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (MPVD): Mountain Province Diamonds Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, focuses on the mining and marketing of rough diamonds worldwide. The company's primary asset is its 49% interest in the Gahcho K....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS): Pan American Silver Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploration, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of silver mines. The company owns and operates silver mines located....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Barrick Gold Corp (GOLD): Barrick Gold Corporation explores for and develops mineral properties. The company primarily explores for gold, copper, and silver deposits. It holds a 50% interest in the Veladero, a gold mine locate....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI): Alamos Gold Inc. is a Canada-based company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and extraction of precious metals. The Companys segments include Young-Davidson, Mulatos, El Chanate and Corporate/other. ....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO): Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of gold properties in Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Serbia, Canada, and Romania. The company ho....Full Details....Dividend History

 ▶ Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM): Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canada-based mining company engaged in silver mining and related activities in Latin America, including exploration, extraction and processing. The Company operates the Caylloma silver, lead, and zinc mine....Full Details....Dividend History

Company (Ticker)Company DescriptionMarket Cap%YTD Gains
BHP Billiton (BHP)BHP Group discovers, acquires, develops, and markets natural resources worldwide. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, s...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$124.06 billion-9.03%
Rio Tinto (RIO)Rio Tinto plc, a mining and metals company, explores for, develops, produces, and processes minerals and metals worldwide. It finds, mines, and processes mineral resources, including aluminum, copper,...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$91.73 billion-6.08%
VALE SA (VALE)Vale S.A., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells iron ore and iron ore pellets for use as raw materials in steelmaking in Brazil and internationally. It operates through Ferrous Minerals,...See Company Profile ...Dividend History. ...Candlestick Patterns$52.63 billion-22.27%
Newmont Mining (NEM)Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. The company primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver. Its operatio...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$46.93 billion34.57%
Barrick Gold (GOLD)Barrick Gold Corporation explores for and develops mineral properties. The company primarily explores for gold, copper, and silver deposits. It holds a 50% interest in the Veladero, a gold mine locate...See Company Profile ...Dividend History. ...Candlestick Patterns$41.9 billion28.83%
Southern Copper (SCCO)Southern Copper Corporation, incorporated on September 7, 1995, is an integrated copper producer. The Company principally produces copper and, in the production process, obtains several by-products, including molybdenum, silver, zinc, ...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$29 billion-11.7%
Franco-Nevada (FNV)Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, and Africa. The company also holds interests in silver, pl...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$25.35 billion31.21%
Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico Eagle), incorporated on June 1, 1972, is a gold producer with mining operations in northwestern Quebec, northern Mexico, northern Finland and Nunavut and exploration activities ...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$14.71 billion0.93%
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), incorporated on November 10, 1987, is a mining company. The Company operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded ...See Company Profile ...Dividend History. ...Candlestick Patterns$14.16 billion-25.69%
AngloGold Ashanti (AU)AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining company. It also produces silver, uranium, and sulphuric acid; and dóre bars. The company operates 14 mines and 3 projects in 10 countries in South...See Company Profile ...Dividend History.$10.6 billion14.06%

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