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GLD
SPDR Gold Trust

Price: $172.23
Change: $3.46 (-0.02%)
Category: Precious Metals
Last Updated:

Vitals

Investment Themes

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $136.12
  • 52 Week Hi $194.45
  • AUM $73,143.9 M
  • Shares 415.6 M

Analyst Report

GLD is one of the most popular ETFs in the world, offering exposure to an asset class that has become increasingly important to the asset allocation process in recent years. GLD can be used in a number of different ways; some may establish short term positions as a way of hedging against equity market volatility, dollar weakness, or inflation. Others may wish to include gold exposure as part of a long-term investment strategy. GLD is a relatively straightforward product; the underlying assets consist of gold bullion stored in secure vaults. As such, the price of this ETF can be expected to move in lock step with spot gold prices. The physically-backed nature of this product eliminates any of the uncertainties introduced through futures-based strategies, though investors also have the option to approach this precious metal through futures-based funds such as UBG and DGL.

The primary alternatives to GLD are other physically-backed gold ETFs, including AGOL, SGOL, and IAU. The first two on that list may appeal to investors looking to vault their gold outside of New York and London; AGOL stores bullion in Singapore, while SGOL's vaults are located in Switzerland. IAU is, in our opinion, represents a better way to play gold through the exchange-traded structure. While the underlying assets are similar and interchangeable, the expense ratios on these two funds are not. IAU is cheaper by 15 basis points; that margin isn't enormous, but is enough to essentially guarantee that GLD will lag behind IAU in terms of performance. Investors in IAU give up very little in the way of liquidity (that fund is massive as well) and will add a few basis points to their bottom lines.

Bigger isn't always better; GLD is certainly an efficient tool for adding gold to a portfolio, but there is a better option out there that should be appealing particularly to cost conscious investors.

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 9,684,391
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 9,815,673

Alternative ETFs in the Precious Metals Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest SGOL 0.17% $2.7 B 1 M 20.79%
Largest (AUM) IAU 0.25% $31.8 B 21 M 20.69%
Most Liquid (Volume) SLV 0.50% $13.3 B 33 M 31.47%
Top YTD Performer USV 0.40% $1.5 M 397 81.30%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

1
Number of Holdings
100.00%
% Assets in Top 10
Number of Holdings
1
Rank
23 of 23

% Assets in Top 10
100.00%

Sector Breakdown

GLD Valuation

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

P/E Ratio
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GLD Dividend

This section shows how the dividend yield of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

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GLD Fund Flows

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5 Day Net Flows: -835.01 M 1 Month Net Flows: -3.19 B 3 Month Net Flows: -1.49 B 6 Month Net Flows: 6.55 B 1 Year Net Flows: 18.48 B 3 Year Net Flows: 21.52 B 5 Year Net Flows: 29.31 B 10 Year Net Flows: 4.21 B

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table shows a Realtime Rating for 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, highlights the best rated ETF in the Precious Metals category for each metric. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A+ n/a
Expenses A- n/a
Performance B n/a
Volatility B+ n/a
Dividend n/a n/a
Concentration n/a n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF: IAUF

GLD Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to peers in the same ETFdb.com Category.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

ETF Average
0.534%
ETF Wtd. Average
-0.13%
Category Average
0.45%
Expense Ratio
0.40%
ESG Themes and Scores

GLD does not have an ESG score. There are no ESG themes that map to this ETF.

GLD Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb.com Category.

-2.78%
1 Week Return
-3.54%
4 Week Return
-4.85%
13 Week Return
5.53%
26 Week Return
20.52%
Year to Date Return
25.04%
1 Year Return
40.45%
3 Year Return
67.07%
5 Year Return
1 Week Return
-2.78%

4 Week Return
-3.54%

13 Week Return
-4.85%

26 Week Return
5.53%

Year to Date Return
20.52%

1 Year Return
25.04%

3 Year Return
40.45%

5 Year Return
67.07%

GLD Price and Volume Chart

GLD Technicals

Volatility Analysis

This section shows how the volatility of this ETF compares to the peer group ETFdb.com Category.

5 Day Volatility
89.67%
Rank
11 of 25

20 Day Volatility
21.00%
Rank
20 of 25

50 Day Volatility
16.98%
Rank
20 of 25

200 Day Volatility
19.19%
Rank
19 of 25

Beta
0.09
Rank
23 of 25

Standard Deviation
15.16%
Rank
2 of 25

Technicals

  • 20 Day MA $176.98
  • 60 Day MA $178.92
  • MACD 15 Period -4.76
  • MACD 100 Period -7.02
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 92.66
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 96.17
  • RSI 10 Day 32
  • RSI 20 Day 40
  • RSI 30 Day 43
  • Ultimate Oscillator 37

Bollinger Brands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $173.40
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $178.23
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $172.33
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $181.74
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $173.36
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $181.88

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $170.93
  • Support Level 2 $169.62
  • Resistance Level 1 $174.39
  • Resistance Level 2 $176.54

Stochastic

  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 28.53
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 27.80
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 34.35
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 37.58

Fact Sheet

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