List of Gold ETFs

There is a lot of interest in Gold ETFs these days and since I have already created an exhaustive list of gold mutual funds with their expense ratios, I thought I’d create a list of gold ETFs too. This list has ETNs also, which sound similar to ETFs but are a different product. To know more about ETNs click here.

Gold ETFs that Own Physical Gold

  1. SPDR Gold ETF (GLD): This fund actually holds physical gold.
  2. iShares Comex Gold Trust (IAU): This is a gold ETF about which I have written in the past, click here to read that post. This ETF also holds physical gold.

Gold ETFs that Own Gold Mining Stocks

  1. Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF (GDX): This fund holds stocks of gold mining companies from around the world.

Gold ETFs that own Future Contracts

  1. Powershares DB Gold Fund (DGL): This fund holds future contracts which reflect the upwards price movements of gold.
  2. E-Tracs CMCI Gold Total Return ETN (UBG): This is an ETN and tracks the upwards price movement of gold.

ETF Double Gold

  1. Proshares Ultra Gold (UGL): This fund will give you daily returns and will move double the price of gold in a day.
  2. Powershares DB Gold Double Long ETN (DGP): This is an ETN that moves double the gold prices.

Gold Short ETFs

  1. PowerShares DB Gold Short ETN (DGZ): This is an ETN that moves up when gold prices go down. So, this works like a gold short ETF where, if the price of gold moves down by 2%, this ETN will go up by 2%
  2. PowerShares DB Gold Double Short ETN (DZZ): This is also an ETN that moves up double the amount that gold prices go down. So, if gold prices go down by 2% this fund will move up by 4%.

ETF Gold India

  1. Kotak Gold ETF (KOTAKGOLD): This is Kotak’s Gold ETF that tracks the price of Gold in India. The ticker is for NSE.
  2. UTI Gold ETF (GOLDSHARE): This is UTIs ETF that tracks the price of gold in India. The symbol is GOLDSHARE and is for NSE
  3. Reliance Gold ETF (RELGOLD): This is the Reliance Gold ETF that tracks the price of gold in India and the symbol RELGOLD is for NSE.

If you are interested in gold ETFs in India in particular then this page has a list of all the Gold ETFs traded in India, and this one shows you the two year performance of gold ETFs in India.  I did a small piece on the expense ratios of two new gold ETFs – HDFC Gold ETF, and ICICI Prudential Gold ETF, which may also be of use to you.

Other investors find the page about gold mutual funds quite useful.

84 thoughts on “List of Gold ETFs”

  1. Hi Sir,

    I want to invest in gold. I just wanted to ask you that whether to go for gold equity funds like RELGOLD,… or invest in gold ETFs (Mutual funds). Which one will be more beneficial and any specific funding that you can suggest.


  2. I want to invest in best gold & Silver plan up to 10 years in sip,kindly advoice .wich plan would better to us.


  3. Hello,

    I was looking to enter into Gold ETF and find the prices of different ETFs as varying widely on a single day . For example, SBIGETS is 2184 today , goldbees is 2147 and relgold 2089 .

    Why is this huge price difference considering that every Unit is approxmately equal to 1 gm of gold of the same carat .


  4. sir, what is gold etf? how do i invest, i have d-mat ac. which is the best to invest in india.what is is the minimumn amount to invest in gold etf , pl guide. thanks.

    1. A gold ETF is like a mutual fund that owns gold, and then trades in the stock exchange. You invest in them just like shares. There are several gold ETFs and Benchmark GoldBeeS is one that you can look at. Their unit is about 2,000 so you need that much minimum amount.

      There is another one from Quantum which has one unit at about 1000 rupees so you can also select that if you are looking for a smaller amount.

      1. thank u sir.. . can i get your official e mail id so that i can tell u my idea about my that i can know whthr im in the rite path.

        1. Well Aruna, I’m sorry but I don’t have the bandwidth to guide you through the project. Your profs should ideally be doing that. This is not complicated stuff though, so it shouldn’t be all that hard.

  5. hi,
    i want to buy gold ETF and as i saw..the goldbees is best one. but i have one doubt as to whether a gold etf should be bought in BSE orNSE?? i am a beginner so plz enlighten me.

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