iPath Series B Bloomberg Platinum Subindex Total Return ETN

Price: $49.41
Change: $0.09 (-0.0%)
Category: Precious Metals
Last Updated:


Brand iPath
Structure ETN
Expense Ratio 0.45%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Jan 17, 2018

Analyst Report

This ETF invests in and index consisting of futures contracts on the commodity of platinum. Platinum is one of the rarest metals on earth, found in even smaller quantities than silver or gold. Though it receives less attention from investors than other precious metals, platinum is an interesting option because it is used widely in a number of industrial applications; most notably, this metal is a key component of automobiles. About half of the supply of platinum goes towards emission control devices for automobiles; as a catalyst it allows for the combustion of unburned hydrocarbons from the exhaust into carbon dioxide and water vapor. Jewelry and electronics are other significant end uses, and platinum is also used in certain dental applications and thermometers. PGM affords investors the opportunity to gain exposure to this metal without the complications of owning a futures account. That being said, PGM is not for everyone, and should only be bought by those who truly understand how it works. For those who have done their research, PGM will make for a great way to gain exposure to one of the rarest elements known to mankind.

ETF Database Themes

Category Precious Metals
Asset Class Commodity
Commodity Type Precious Metals
Commodity Platinum
Commodity Exposure Futures-Based

FactSet Classifications

Segment Commodities: Precious Metals Platinum
Category Precious Metals
Focus Platinum
Niche Front Month
Strategy Vanilla
Weighting Scheme Single Asset

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $37.71
  • 52 Week Hi $54.66
  • AUM $1.7 M
  • Shares 0.0 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 155
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 178

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Precious Metals Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest GLDM 0.10% $6.4 B 1 M 7.52%
Largest (AUM) GLD 0.40% $59.6 B 9 M 7.31%
Most Liquid (Volume) SLV 0.50% $11.2 B 19 M -3.27%
Top YTD Performer BGLD 0.91% $14.9 M 6,583 8.49%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Commodities: Precious Metals Platinum Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest PLTM 0.50% $41.3 M 51,703 -5.05%
Largest (AUM) PPLT 0.60% $1.1 B 98,167 -5.02%
Most Liquid (Volume) PPLT 0.60% $1.1 B 98,167 -5.02%
Top YTD Performer PPLT 0.60% $1.1 B 98,167 -5.02%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

PGM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1 1 1
% of Assets in Top 10 100.00% 95.65% 100.00%
% of Assets in Top 15 100.00% 95.65% 100.00%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.00% 95.65% 100.00%

Size Comparison

PGM 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

PGM 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

PGM Dividend

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

PGM ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend N/A $ 0.12 N/A
Dividend Date N/A N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate N/A $ 0.20 N/A
Annual Dividend Yield N/A 0.55% N/A

PGM Price and Volume Charts

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PGM Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: -4.54 M 3 Month Net Flows: -4.54 M 6 Month Net Flows: -4.54 M 1 Year Net Flows: -5.56 M 3 Year Net Flows: -3.05 M 5 Year Net Flows: -2.76 M 10 Year Net Flows: -2.68 M

PGM Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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5 Day Net AUM Change: -77.69 K
1 Month Net AUM Change: -4.74 M
3 Month Net AUM Change: -3.88 M
6 Month Net AUM Change: -4.04 M
1 Year Net AUM Change: -4.74 M
3 Year Net AUM Change: -2.29 M
5 Year Net AUM Change: -2 M
10 Year Net AUM Change: -2.36 M

Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for PGM 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 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 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 C+ GLD
Expenses B IAU

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

PGM 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 39.60%
Max LT Capital Gains Rate 20.00%
Tax On Distributions No distributions
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

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

PGM Performance

This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peers. Returns over 1 year are annualized.

PGM ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -5.30% -3.29% -5.12%
3 Month Return 9.85% 7.44% 8.93%
YTD Return -3.98% 1.08% -4.68%
1 Year Return 4.95% 3.08% 5.92%
3 Year Return 5.42% 2.52% 5.96%
5 Year Return N/A 3.39% 1.24%

Geographic Exposure

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

Holdings Analysis

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

PGM Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility 72.99%
20 Day Volatility 25.76%
50 Day Volatility 26.38%
200 Day Volatility 28.67%
Beta 0.68
Standard Deviation 3.63%
5 Day Volatility
9 of 23

20 Day Volatility
2 of 23

50 Day Volatility
2 of 23

200 Day Volatility
2 of 23

1 of 23

Standard Deviation
8 of 23


  • 20 Day MA $51.30
  • 60 Day MA $49.68
  • MACD 15 Period -1.89
  • MACD 100 Period 0.47
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 98.81
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 99.36
  • RSI 10 Day 37
  • RSI 20 Day 45
  • RSI 30 Day 48
  • Ultimate Oscillator 30

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $48.62
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $52.66
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $48.76
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $53.81
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $49.11
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $54.42

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 $49.41
  • Support Level 2 $49.41
  • Resistance Level 1 $49.41
  • Resistance Level 2 $49.41


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 42.57
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 8.91
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 42.47
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 18.42


  • Tracking Difference Median (%) -0.42
  • Tracking Difference Max Upside (%) -0.32
  • Tracking Difference Max Downside (%) -1.17
  • Median Premium Discount (%) 0.10
  • Maximum Premium Discount (%) 8.54
  • Average Spread (%) 21.70
  • Average Spread ($) 21.70

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