ETF Securities GOLD ETF (ASX:GOLD)

The ETFS GOLD ETF provides investors with access to the precious metal of gold, by seeking to achieve a return equivalent to the movements in the gold spot price, before fees and expenses.

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GOLD ETF share price and fees

Ticker code: GOLD
Yearly fee (MER): 0.40%
FUM: $2040.75 million
Monthly spread: 0.03%

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$27.50
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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
Range: 1 mth | 3 mths | 6 mths | 1 yr | 2 yrs | 5 yrs | 10 yrs

ETF share prices are updated using end of day data from the ASX. FUM, fee and spread data is updated monthly, with a delay. Refer to the ETF's PDS and the ASX website for up-to-date information.

Data Last Updated: December 2020

What does the GOLD ASX ETF invest in?

GOLD is backed by physical allocated gold held by JP Morgan at its London vault. Each physical bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated. GOLD is an exchange-traded commodity that can be created and redeemed on demand – in this way, an investment in GOLD provides investors with an entitlement to physical gold bars/bullion.

What do investors use the GOLD ETF for?

GOLD could be used by investors to diversify a portfolio with the precious metal commodity of gold which is typically uncorrelated with other asset classes. In this way, GOLD could be used as a hedge against risk – gold has been traditionally used as a store of value and a hedge against inflation, and is often seen as a ‘safe haven’ asset.

GOLD's dividend information

GOLD dividend yield

Last 12m yield: 0.00%

Dividend yield information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns. Refer to the Issuer’s website before choosing this ETF for its dividend yield.

When does GOLD pay a dividend?

It’s rare, but when a fund does not have an expected distribution means the ETF or managed fund expects that it will not return income (generated by the fund) or excess capital gains back to you, the investor.

GOLD dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)

A ‘No DRP’ Distribution Reinvestment Plan (DRP) fund means that the ETF or managed fund do not allow you, the investor, to take some of your monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly distributions as new units in the ETF/fund.

Fund issuer

ETF Securities is Australia’s second-oldest ETF business. Founded by Graham Tuckwell in 2003, ETF Securities has grown to become one of the leaders in the Australian ETF market.

Warnings we apply to the GOLD ETF

The following warnings are applied by our ETF research team. Please know that these warnings are based on quantitative metrics and our internal methodology. These risks are not exhaustive and therefore they should not be relied upon. Always read the PDS of the function and speak to your financial adviser before acting on this information.

GOLD tax domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes. This means investors who buy into this fund or ETF, and are Australian residents for tax purposes, will be subject to Australian taxes and regulation. 

GOLD ETF registry

Computershare is not only the largest share registry in Australia but also the world. The company was founded in 1978 as one of Melbourne’s first start-up technology companies, initially providing computer services to businesses.

Sector Information

When you invest in commodities (like gold, silver or oil), some academic studies show you may be lowering some of the risks in a diversified portfolio. For example, you won’t have all of your eggs in your ‘Australia basket’.

Commodities sector data

Average 1Y return: 12.71%

Average FUM: $432.70

Average fee (MER): 0.47%

How GOLD compares:

1Y return: 16.12%

FUM: $2040.75

Fee (MER): 0.40%

Sector information is recorded based on the last 12-month returns to December 2020. Refer to the Issuer’s website, speak to your financial adviser and always the fund’s Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) before choosing an ETF for its dividend yield, past returns or fees. Past performance can be a poor indicator of future performance. 

GOLD ETF technical analysis chart

The Best ETFs technical analysis chart pack shows the 12-month share price movements, Stochastic bands and traded volume (for both up and down days). This chart uses end-of-day data, so it’s for illustrative purposes only.

GOLD ETF performance

This chart shows the return of GOLD shares up to a maximum of one year (12 months). Data in this chart is based on end-of-day pricing and NOT including dividends/distributions. Past performance is not indicative of future performance.

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