BetaShares QAU ETF (ASX:QAU)

The BetaShares QAU ETF provides investors with exposure to the performance of gold bullion, hedged into Australian dollars.

QAU share price & data

Ticker code: QAU
Yearly fee (MER): 0.59%
FUM: $317.65 million
Monthly spread: 0.10%
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$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$25.00
$27.50
$30.00
$32.50
$35.00
$37.50
$40.00
$42.50
$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

Prices updated using end of day data. Capital return only. FUM, fee and spread data updated monthly. Last updated: July 2020.

What does the QAU invest in?

QAU invests in physical gold bullion (i.e., gold bars), that are held in an account maintained by JP Morgan Chase Bank at its London vault. The gold bullion must meet the standards required for certification as “London Good Delivery Bars”.

What do investors use QAU for?

The BetaShares QAU ETF could be used by investors to gain exposure to the price of gold, without the inconvenience associated with directly purchasing, storing and insuring physical gold bullion. Investors commonly use gold as a hedge against uncertainty, because gold is often seen as a ‘safe haven’ asset in times of volatility.

QAU dividend information

Fund Issuer

BetaShares is one of Australia’s largest ETF issuers, by the number of ETFs issued on the ASX and total funds under management (FUM).

Best ETFs warnings

The following warnings are applied by our team, 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.

We assign a ‘performance’ warning label to ETFs and managed funds which we believe will likely produce a return and risk profile that is different to a traditional ETF or fund operating in this sector.

Tax Domicile

When a fund/ETF has a “domicile” of Australia it means it is a registered fund in Australia for tax purposes.

Registry

Link Market Services is the second-largest share registry in Australia and operates from offices in 11 countries throughout Australasia, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

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’.

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