Global gold miners (GDX)

GDX is a gold miners ETF that seeks to track the return of the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index. It invests in companies involved in gold mining worldwide.

Details about this ETF

Key information
Fees Size Growth / Defensive
0.50% p.a. $13.97B Growth
1 year 3 years (p.a.) 5 years (p.a.)
-0.64% 6.23% 9.71%

Performance is as of 31 March 2024. Past performance of financial products is no guarantee of future performance.

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Tracks an index for low management fees and more reliable returns.


Provides transparency and potential tax efficiency.


Ample market liquidity with daily entry and exit prices.

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Performance is tied to a specific sector or index. You may experience higher volatility and miss out on gains from other sectors or asset classes.

Limited risk management due to exposure to a specific sector or index.

Rebalancing is limited to the investments within the ETF.


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Potential for more consistent returns as different assets perform well in different market conditions.

Enhanced risk management through broader diversification across different sectors, asset classes, and geographies.

Easier to maintain desired asset allocation through buying and selling of assets in response to market changes. This can help manage risk and potentially improve returns over time.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the average return on GDX?

Global gold miners (GDX) has seen total returns of -0.64% over the past 1 year, 6.23% p.a. over the past 3 years and 9.71% p.a. over the past 5 years, as of 31 March 2024.

Does GDX pay a dividend?

Yes, GDX pays a dividend.

What companies make up GDX?

The GDX ETF aims to provide exposure to companies involved in the gold mining industry, including: Newmont Corporation, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., Franco-Nevada Corp., Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.

What type of ETF is GDX?

GDX is a gold miners ETF that tracks the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index, investing in global companies involved in gold mining.

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