IAU COMEX Gold Trust

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IAU - Profile

Vitals

  • Issuer: iShares
  • Structure: Grantor Trust
  • Expense Ratio: 0.25%
  • ETF Home Page: IAU
  • Inception: Jan 21, 2005
  • Tax Form: 1099
  • IAU Tracks This Index: Gold Bullion

Investment Themes

Alternative ETFs in the Precious Metals Category

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Type Ticker Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest
Largest (AUM)
Most Liquid (Volume)
Top YTD Performer

Description

This ETF is designed to track the spot price of gold bullion. The spot price for gold bullion is determined by market forces in the 24-hour global over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold. The OTC market accounts for most global gold trading, and prices quoted reflect the information available to the market at any given time.

Realtime Rating

IAU - Realtime Rating

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Realtime Rating Summary

IAU is a passive Grantor Trust that seeks to replicate Gold Bullion. This ETF is designed to track the spot price of gold bullion. The spot price for gold bullion is determined by market forces in the 24-hour global over-the-counter (OTC) market for gold. The OTC market accounts for most global gold trading, and prices quoted reflect the information available to the market at any given time.

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for IAU on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Precious Metals with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

IAU Overall Realtime Rating:

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A GLD
Expenses A+ IAU
Performance
Volatility
Dividend
Concentration

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IAU In-Depth Analysis

The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for IAU and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.

Holdings

IAU - Holdings

Filings Data as of: May 04, 2015
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Top Ten Holdings

  1. Gold
    100.00%

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep IAU is relative to the peer group ETFdb Category.

Number of Holdings
IAU Rank:
IAU 1
Category Low
Category High
% Assets in Top 10
IAU Rank:
IAU 100.00%
Category Low
Category High
Expense

IAU - Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of IAU to peers in the same ETFdb Category.

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Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
IAU Rank:
IAU 0.25%
Category Low
Category High

Commission Free Trading in IAU

IAU is not currently available for commission free trading on any platforms.

Category Commission Free Trading

There are 6 other ETFs in the Precious Metals ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:

Performance

IAU - Performance

This section shows how IAU has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.

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1 Week Return
IAU Rank:
IAU -1.71%
Category Low
Category High
4 Week Return
IAU Rank:
IAU -1.45%
Category Low
Category High
13 Week Return
IAU Rank:
IAU -5.49%
Category Low
Category High
26 Week Return
IAU Rank:
IAU 2.04%
Category Low
Category High
Year to Date Return
IAU Rank:
IAU 0.79%
Category Low
Category High
1 Year Return
IAU Rank:
IAU -9.28%
Category Low
Category High
3 Year Return
IAU Rank:
IAU -27.94%
Category Low
Category High
5 Year Return
IAU Rank:
IAU 0.30%
Category Low
Category High
Charts

IAU - Charts

The following charts can be customized to display historical performance in a number of different formats, including line charts, bar charts, and candlesticks. Time periods can be adjusted to increase or decrease the period shown, ranging from five minutes to several months.

The following chart also includes the option to compare the performance of IAU relative to other ETFs and benchmarks or to include indicators such as Bollinger Bands, relative strength, and moving averages.

Valuation

IAU - Valuation

This section shows how the P/E multiple of IAU compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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P/E Ratio
IAU Rank:
No Ranking Available
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Category High

As of May 05, 2015

Dividend

IAU - Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of IAU compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

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Annual Dividend Yield
IAU Rank:
No Ranking Available
Category Low
Category High

As of May 05, 2015

Technicals

IAU - Technicals

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IAU Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of IAU compares to the peer group ETFdb Category.

5 Day Volatility
IAU Rank:
IAU 95.71%
Category Low
Category High
20 Day Volatility
IAU Rank:
IAU 14.98%
Category Low
Category High
50 Day Volatility
IAU Rank:
IAU 14.21%
Category Low
Category High
200 Day Volatility
IAU Rank:
IAU 16.24%
Category Low
Category High
Beta
IAU Rank:
IAU 1.32
Category Low
Category High
Standard Deviation
IAU Rank:
IAU 0.49%
Category Low
Category High

IAU Technicals

  • 20 Day MA: $11.57
  • 60 Day MA: $11.56
  • MACD 15 Period: -0.03
  • MACD 100 Period: -0.18
  • Williams % Range 10 Day: 50.00
  • Williams % Range 20 Day: 50.00
  • RSI 10 Day: 49
  • RSI 20 Day: 49
  • RSI 30 Day: 49
  • Ultimate Oscillator: 52

IAU Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day): $11.33
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day): $11.73
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day): $11.40
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day): $11.74
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day): $11.40
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day): $11.76

IAU Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1: $11.50
  • Support Level 2: $11.48
  • Resistance Level 1: $11.58
  • Resistance Level 2: $11.64

IAU Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day): 31.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day): 44.52
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day): 46.84
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day): 45.95
Fact Sheet

IAU - Fact Sheet

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