Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

Precious Metals ETFs

Most of the precious metals Exchange Traded Funds invest in gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The ETFs are closely tracking the metal prices. The Gold ETFs are the most popular as gold is considered the most popular hedge against inflation. Investing in precious metals helps to diversify investor’s portfolio especially if it is mainly focused on stocks. However, sometimes precious metals are very volatile putting more risk into the investment. Some of the ETFs allow investors to "short" the precious metals, which means that the ETFs value increase when the prices of metals drop. It is advisable to keep a long-term investment perspective in order to reduce the risk and make greater profits. It is crucial to always research and analyze the whole market before buying any ETFs as not all of the precious metals react similarly to changeable economic and market conditions.

Strongest Trends Summary: Precious metals ETFs

Palladium ETF is in the medium-term up 52% above S&P in 7 months. In the long-term up 145% in 4 years.
Silver, Precious metals, Commodity, Covered Call ETF is in the medium-term up 11% in 4 months. In the long-term down -16% in 3 years.

Precious Metals ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
AGOL ETFS Asian Gold Trust 108.93 0.39%
AGQ ProShares Ultra Silver 31.36 -1.07% 482.47 M 0.95%
BLNG iPath Pure Beta Precious Metal ETN 30.87
DBP PowerShares DB Precious Metals Fd 34.33 0.12% 0.79%
DBS PowerShares DB Silver Fund 24.61 -0.44% 0.79%
DGL PowerShares DB Gold Fund 36.51 0.47% 0.79%
DGLD VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Gold Index Excess Return 67.76 -0.98%
DGP Deutsche Bank AG PowerShares DB Gold Double Long ETN 19.4 0.47%
DGZ Deutsche Bank AG DB Gold Short ETN 15.54 -0.19%
DSLV VelocityShares 3x Inverse Silver ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Silver Inverse Index ER 33.45 1.52%
DZZ Deutsche Bank AG DB Gold Double Short ETN 7.06 -0.49%
GEUR AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF 11.49 -6.81%
GLD SPDR Gold Trust 107.91 0.3% 0.4%
GLDI Credit Suisse AG - Credit Suisse Gold Shares Covered Call Exchange Traded Notes 8.81 33.8 M 0.65%
GLL ProShares UltraShort Gold 93.5 -0.6% 114.51 M 0.95%
GLTR ETFS Precious Metals Baskets Trust 56.7 -0.03% 0.6%
GYEN AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF 10.63
IAU iShares Gold Trust 10.9 0.37% 6.86 B
JJP iPath DJ-UBS Precious Metals Subindex Total Return SM Index ETN 51.83 -0.11%
PALL ETFS Physical Palladium Shares 63.11 0.6%
PGM iPath DJ-UBS Platinum Subindex Total Return SM ETN 18.69
PPLT ETFS Physical Platinum Shares 85.6 0.6%
PTM E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Platinum ETN 9.36 -1.77%
SGOL ETFS Gold Trust 110.03 0.32% 0.39%
SIVR ETFS Silver Trust 15.38 -0.52% 0.3%
SLV iShares Silver Trust 14.91 -0.47% 6.55 B
SLVO Credit Suisse AG - Credit Suisse Silver Shares Covered Call Exchange Traded Notes 8.11 -0.49% 26.2 M 0.65%
UBG E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Gold ETN 28.86 0.07%
UGL ProShares Ultra Gold 32.14 0.66% 136.37 M 0.95%
USV E-TRACS USB Bloomberg Commodity Index Exchange Traded Notes E-TRACS UBS Bloomberg CMCI Silver ETN 20.45
WITE ETFS White Metals Basket Trust 27.37 0.6%
ZSL ProShares UltraShort Silver 39.79 1.05% 71.02 M 0.95%