Global X Physical Gold (GOLD)

GOLD is a commodity ETF that seeks to track the return of gold. It invests directly in physical gold, offering investors exposure to the gold price.

Details about this ETF

Key information
Fees Size Growth / Defensive
0.40% p.a. $3.2B Defensive
1 year 3 years (p.a.) 5 years (p.a.)
13.5% 14.52% 12.62%

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

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Why does Stockspot choose this ETF in its portfolios?


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 GOLD?

Global X Physical Gold (GOLD) has seen total returns of 13.5% over the past 1 year, 14.52% p.a. over the past 3 years and 12.62% p.a. over the past 5 years, as of 31 March 2024.

Does GOLD pay a dividend?

No, GOLD does not pay dividends or distributions.

What companies make up GOLD?

The GOLD ETF is backed by physical gold.

What type of ETF is GOLD?

GOLD is a commodity ETF that invests directly in physical gold, providing exposure to the gold price.

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