Gold Mutual Funds – Expense Ratios and Minimum Investments

by Manshu on February 12, 2009

in Mutual Funds

Gold is a popular hedge against stock market and dollar declines and there are several ways in which you can invest in gold.

A popular way of investing in gold is through gold ETFs and gold mutual funds. Even if you don’t believe the dollar is going to decline or need a hedge against the stock markets, you may still be interested in gold, and this gold mutual fund list can prove useful.

Here is a compilation of a few leading Gold Mutual Funds and Gold ETFs along with their:

  • Expense Ratio
  • Front Load (In case of Mutual Funds)
  • Minimum Investment (In case of Mutual Funds)
S. No. Name Ticker Expense Ratio Front Load Min Investment Category
1 SPDR Gold Trust ETF GLD 0.4% NA NA ETF
2 iShares COMEX Gold Trust IAU 0.4% NA NA ETF
3 Market Vectors TR Gold Miners GDX 0.55% NA NA ETF
4 Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining VGPMX 0.28% None 10000 Gold Mutual Fund
5 US Global Investors World Prec Minerals UNWPX 0.97% None 5000 Gold Mutual Fund
6 U.S. Gbl Inv Gold and Precious Metals USERX 1.27% None 5000 Gold Mutual Fund
7 USAA Precious Metals and Minerals USAGX 1.19% None 3000 Gold Mutual Fund
8 Tocqueville Gold TGDLX 1.43% None 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
9 Rydex Precious Metals Inv RYPMX 1.27% None 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
10 ProFunds Short Precious Metals Inv SPPIX 1.55% None 15000 Gold Mutual Fund
11 ProFunds Precious Metals UltraSector Inv PMPIX 1.46% None 15000 Gold Mutual Fund
12 Oppenheimer Gold & Special Minerals A OPSGX 1.05% 5.75% 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
13 OCM Gold OCMGX 1.93% 4.5% 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
14 Midas MIDSX 1.87% None 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
15 Jennison Natural Resources A PGNAX 1.14% 5.5% 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
16 ING Global Natural Resources A LEXMX 1.45% 5.75% 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
17 GAMCO Gold AAA GOLDX 1.46% None 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
18 Franklin Gold and Precious Metals A FKRX 0.89% 5.75% 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
19 First Eagle Gold A SGGDX 1.21% 5% 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
20 Fidelity Select Gold FSAGX 0.81% None 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
21 Evergreen Precious Metals A EKWAX 1.05% 5.75% 1000 Gold Mutual Fund
22 DWS Gold & Precious Metals S SCGDX 1.2% None 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
23 RiverSource Precious Metals & Mining A INPMX 1.34% 5.75% 2000 Gold Mutual Fund
24 American Century Global Gold Inv BGEIX 0.68% None 2500 Gold Mutual Fund
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