What ETF Has Gold and Silver?

What ETF has gold and silver

Gold and silver exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have enjoyed increasing investor attention as investors look for diversification strategies. Year-to-date returns for SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) have been strong, while one year and five year returns for the iShares Silver Trust ETF SLV have also been robust.

Investors should carefully investigate precious metals ETFs before investing, with regards to their underlying assets, expenses and liquidity needs.


One of the easiest and safest ways to purchase and sell physical gold is via an ETF like SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). This fund contains physical bullion held with trusted vaulting partners like Loomis International, APMEX and Royal Canadian Mint.

The SPDR Gold Trust manages $51 billion, making it the world’s largest gold ETF. Boasting a low annual expense ratio, this popular ETF provides direct exposure to gold prices without actually owning physical assets directly.

There are various silver ETFs on the market, such as iShares Silver Trust (SLV). This massive ETF manages $10.6 billion of assets under management and typically trades over 17 million shares each day. If you prefer more diversified options, abrdn Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (GLTR) could be an attractive choice; its provider, abrdn, is committed to transparency which makes this ETF an excellent investment choice in this space.


Silver Exchange Traded Funds provide investors with an economical means of investing in physical silver bullion without incurring storage, insurance and delivery fees that usually accompany bullion investments. Silver ETFs may help investors protect against inflation, geopolitical risk and market downturns by diversifying their portfolio with precious metal investments.

Silver’s investment properties and use as an efficient conductor of electricity fuel the demand for this valuable metal, making it a safe haven asset in times of economic instability. Just like gold, it serves as a way to protect wealth against economic instability.

Numerous ETFs specialize in physical silver, including the popular SPDR Gold Trust ETF GLD and iShares Silver Trust ETF SLV. Both ETFs store their bullion assets with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A – one of the world’s premier financial institutions.

Investors in silver ETFs also gain from diversifying exposure to mining companies that extract, refine and trade these commodities. However, these securities can be volatile and subject to counterparty risk as these businesses rely on other firms for funding and to purchase their products.


While many investors possess gold ETFs in their portfolios, less frequently seen are platinum ETFs. But this white metal remains an invaluable industrial resource that’s used in auto catalysts; any increase in auto sales would drive demand up even further for platinum.

Contrary to some precious metals ETFs that rely on derivative instruments to track asset prices, the abrdn Physical Platinum Shares ETF (PPLT) is physically backed with physical bullion holdings, providing lower fees than investing directly in platinum.

Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund (VMS), an actively managed ETF that invests in platinum mining stocks, provides investment exposure. VMS holds 25 stocks from companies involved with mining, refining, marketing and refining the precious metal; its top three holdings (which make up 22% of its portfolio) include Lonmin, Johnson Matthey and Impala Platinum; its annual expenses total 0.39% annually. Before making your decision on any ETF investment involving platinum, review its expense ratio, goal and strategy before discussing with your financial advisor whether this investment fits in with the rest of your portfolio.

Other Precious Metals

Many precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) include physical bullion in their portfolios, providing investors with an efficient means to diversify their investments against glitches or hacks that might devalue electronic financial assets.

Some precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) specialize in mining companies that explore, mine and trade these commodities; these ETFs may also benefit from an improving global economy that increases demand for these assets.

One such ETF option is RING, which tracks the MSCI ACWI Gold Miners Investable Market Index and has top holdings like Royal Gold (RGLD), Wheaton Precious Metals and Franco-Nevada among its portfolio of streaming companies.

PICK is another valuable metals ETF option, tracking the MVIS Rare Earth/Strategic Metals Index and is an effective way of diversifying a gold and silver portfolio by investing in metals like cerium, manganese, and tungsten which often form byproducts from mining operations of precious or base metals. This product boasts a reasonable expense ratio of just 0.39%.

Raymond Banks Administrator
Raymond Banks is a published author in the commodity world. He has written extensively about gold and silver investments, and his work has been featured in some of the most respected financial journals in the industry. Raymond\\\'s expertise in the commodities market is highly sought-after, and he regularly delivers presentations on behalf of various investment firms. He is also a regular guest on financial news programmes, where he offers his expert insights into the latest commodity trends.

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