Aberdeen Standard Physical Gold Shares ETF

Price: $17.12
Change: $0.02 (-0.0%)
Category: Precious Metals
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Issuer Abrdn Plc
Brand Aberdeen
Structure Grantor Trust
Expense Ratio 0.17%
ETF Home Page Home page
Inception Sep 09, 2009

Analyst Report

This fund offers exposure to one of the world’s most famous metals, gold. SGOL is designed to track the spot price of gold bullion by holding gold bars in a secure vault in Switzerland that is audited twice a year. The company also posts the serial numbers of the bars, giving investors further security over the status of their investment. While SGOL isn’t the most liquid way to gain exposure to gold, it could be a solid choice for investors seeking greater peace of mind regarding their precious metals investment.

ETF Database Themes

Category Precious Metals
Asset Class Commodity
Commodity Type Precious Metals
Commodity Gold
Commodity Exposure Physically-Backed

FactSet Classifications

  • Segment Commodities: Precious Metals Gold
  • Category Precious Metals
  • Focus Gold
  • Niche Physically Held
  • Strategy Vanilla
  • Weighting Scheme Single Asset

Trading Data

Open - Volume -
Day Lo - Day Hi -
  • Open
  • Volume
  • Day Lo
  • Day Hi
  • 52 Week Lo $16.11
  • 52 Week Hi $18.78
  • AUM $2,398.7 M
  • Shares 138.8 M

Historical Trading Data

  • 1 Month Avg. Volume 1,061,405
  • 3 Month Avg. Volume 960,045

Alternative ETFs in the ETF Database Precious Metals Category

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest GBUG 0.00% $40.2 M 668 -6.97%
Largest (AUM) GLD 0.40% $57.5 B 7 M -6.58%
Most Liquid (Volume) SLV 0.50% $13.0 B 25 M -13.88%
Top YTD Performer BAR 0.17% $890.0 M 608,420 -6.30%

Alternative ETFs in the FactSet Commodities: Precious Metals Gold Segment

Type Symbol Expense Ratio Assets Avg. Daily Vol YTD Return
Cheapest GBUG 0.00% $40.2 M 668 -6.97%
Largest (AUM) GLD 0.40% $57.5 B 7 M -6.58%
Most Liquid (Volume) IAU 0.25% $28.8 B 9 M -6.40%
Top YTD Performer BAR 0.17% $890.0 M 608,420 -6.30%

Top 15 Holdings

Concentration Analysis

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

Holdings Comparison

SGOL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Number of Holdings 1 1 1
% of Assets in Top 10 100.00% 85.19% 82.35%
% of Assets in Top 15 100.00% 85.19% 82.35%
% of Assets in Top 50 100.00% 85.19% 82.35%

Size Comparison

SGOL 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

SGOL 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

SGOL Dividend

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

SGOL ETF Database Category Average FactSet Segment Average
Dividend N/A $ 0.24 $ 0.33
Dividend Date N/A N/A N/A
Annual Dividend Rate N/A $ 0.18 $ 0.29
Annual Dividend Yield N/A 0.36% 0.58%

SGOL Price and Volume Charts

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SGOL Fund Flows Charts

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5 Day Net Flows: 0 1 Month Net Flows: 8.93 M 3 Month Net Flows: 10.83 M 6 Month Net Flows: 4.97 M 1 Year Net Flows: -132.13 M 3 Year Net Flows: 1.17 B 5 Year Net Flows: 944.15 M 10 Year Net Flows: 735.66 M

SGOL Price vs Flows AUM Influence Charts

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Realtime Rating

The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for SGOL 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 A- n/a
Expenses A n/a

A+ Overall Rated ETF:

SGOL 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 28.00%
Tax On Distributions No distributions
Distributes K1 No
ESG Themes and Scores

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

SGOL Performance

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

SGOL ETF Database
Category Average
Factset Segment
1 Month Return -0.81% -2.91% -1.05%
3 Month Return -1.95% -4.35% -2.14%
YTD Return -6.35% -9.30% -4.74%
1 Year Return -0.35% -2.64% -1.00%
3 Year Return 45.37% 28.61% 23.70%
5 Year Return 47.57% 18.96% 13.77%

Geographic Exposure

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

Holdings Analysis

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

SGOL Technicals

Volatility Analysis

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

5 Day Volatility
14 of 27

20 Day Volatility
16 of 27

50 Day Volatility
16 of 27

200 Day Volatility
19 of 27

19 of 27

Standard Deviation
22 of 23


  • 20 Day MA $17.49
  • 60 Day MA $17.18
  • MACD 15 Period -0.46
  • MACD 100 Period -0.09
  • Williams % Range 10 Day 95.29
  • Williams % Range 20 Day 77.14
  • RSI 10 Day 35
  • RSI 20 Day 45
  • RSI 30 Day 47
  • Ultimate Oscillator 33

Bollinger Bands

  • Lower Bollinger (10 Day) $16.86
  • Upper Bollinger (10 Day) $18.18
  • Lower Bollinger (20 Day) $16.85
  • Upper Bollinger (20 Day) $18.12
  • Lower Bollinger (30 Day) $16.75
  • Upper Bollinger (30 Day) $18.00

Support & Resistance

  • Support Level 1 n/a
  • Support Level 2 $17.04
  • Resistance Level 1 n/a
  • Resistance Level 2 $17.21


  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (1 Day) 39.78
  • Stochastic Oscillator %D (5 Day) 14.29
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (1 Day) 43.57
  • Stochastic Oscillator %K (5 Day) 25.68

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