iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust

Price: $16.47
Change: $0.04 (-0.0%)
Category: Commodities
Last Updated:


Brand iShares
Structure Commodity Pool
Expense Ratio 0.85%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jul 10, 2006

Analyst Report

This ETF technically offers broad commodity exposure, but the underlying index is tilted heavily towards energy resources. Crude oil, natural gas, and other energy commodities make up close to 70% of the exposure, meaning that metals and livestock are under-represented in this products. GSG is essentially a cross between a pure energy ETF such as DBE and a more broad-based commodity fund such as DBC or USCI. We don’t see GSG as a tremendously useful product; those seeking energy exposure would be better off in an oil ETF, while those seeking balanced commodity exposure should gravitate towards DBS or USCI.

ETF Database Themes

Category Commodities
Asset Class Commodity
Commodity Type Diversified
Commodity Broad
Commodity Exposure Futures-Based

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Commodities: Broad Market
  • Category Broad Market
  • Focus Broad Market
  • Niche Front Month
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Production

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $11.52
  • 52 Week Hi $18.21
  • AUM $1,390.0 M
  • Shares 84.6 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 1,503,381
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 1,536,148

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Commodities Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BCI 0.25% $827.0 M 141,942 25.34%
Largest (AUM) PDBC 0.59% $6.4 B 3 M 36.57%
Most Liquid (Volume) PDBC 0.59% $6.4 B 3 M 36.57%
Top YTD Performer BDRY 3.76% $64.8 M 347,211 250.13%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Commodities: Broad Market Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest BCI 0.25% $827.0 M 141,942 25.34%
Largest (AUM) PDBC 0.59% $6.4 B 3 M 36.57%
Most Liquid (Volume) PDBC 0.59% $6.4 B 3 M 36.57%
Top YTD Performer GSP 0.75% $24.0 M 5,538 44.35%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

This section compares how balanced and deep this ETF is relative to its peers.

Holdings Comparison

GSG ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1 14 19
% of Assets in Top 10 0.00% 77.73% 71.60%
% of Assets in Top 15 0.00% 81.50% 76.72%
% of Assets in Top 50 0.00% 85.18% 81.69%

Size Comparison

GSG ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Large (>12.9B) N/A N/A N/A
Mid (>2.7B) N/A N/A N/A
Small (>600M) N/A N/A N/A
Micro (<600M) N/A N/A N/A

GSG Valuation

This section compares the P/E ratio of this ETF to its peers.

P/E Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
P/E Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
P/E Ratio

GSG Dividend

This section compares the dividend yield of this ETF to its peers.

GSG ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend N/A $ 0.19 $ 0.23
Dividend Date N/A N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate N/A $ 0.19 $ 0.21
Annual Dividend Yield N/A 0.81% 0.96%

GSG Price and Volume Charts

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GSG Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 4.42 M 1 Month Net Flows: 82.13 M 3 Month Net Flows: 63.03 M 6 Month Net Flows: -52.57 M 1 Year Net Flows: 285 M 3 Year Net Flows: -47.15 M 5 Year Net Flows: 210.81 M 10 Year Net Flows: 514.18 M

GSG Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for GSG 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 ETF Database Pro members, shows the ETF in the Commodities 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 ETF Database Pro. To view information on how the ETF Database Realtime Ratings work, click here.

Metric Metric Realtime Rating A+ Metric Rated ETF
Liquidity A n/a
Expenses B n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

GSG Expenses & Fees

This section compares the cost efficiency of this ETF to its peers.

Expenses Ratio Analysis

Expense Ratio
ETF Database Category Average
Expense Ratio
FactSet Segment Average
Expense Ratio

Tax Analysis

Max ST Capital Gains Rate 27.84%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 27.84%
Tax On Distributions No distributions
Distributes K1 Yes
ESG Themes and Scores

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

GSG Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers.

GSG ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -8.09% -2.45% -5.43%
3 Month Return 2.87% 3.93% 2.81%
YTD Return 33.58% 38.60% 28.30%
1 Year Return 40.89% 47.45% 34.40%
3 Year Return 9.58% 16.59% 21.84%
5 Year Return 12.50% 9.69% 12.34%

Geographic Exposure

The following charts reflect the geographic spread of GSG's underlying holdings.

Holdings Analysis

The following charts reflect the allocation of GSG's underlying holdings.

GSG Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
12 of 28

20 Day Volatility
7 of 28

50 Day Volatility
6 of 26

200 Day Volatility
7 of 26

6 of 26

Standard Deviation
20 of 26


  • 20 Day MA $17.52
  • 60 Day MA $17.21
  • MACD 15 Period -0.99
  • MACD 100 Period -0.19
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 88.97
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 90.80
  • RSI 10 Day 28
  • RSI 20 Day 38
  • RSI 30 Day 43
  • Ultimate Oscillator 35

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $16.54
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $18.14
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $16.83
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $18.24
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $16.97
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $18.36

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 n/a
  • Support Level 2 $16.04
  • Resistance Level 1 n/a
  • Resistance Level 2 $17.12


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 32.72
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 34.83
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 43.03
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 43.65

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