Best Fit Gold Oriented Funds

These ETFs invest in either physical gold or futures contracts to track the spot price of the precious yellow metal.

All ranked ETFs meet our Best Fit criteria.

#1 iShares COMEX Gold Trust (IAU)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $12.63
Performance (YTD): 8.22% Avg. Volume: 5,446,960
Fees: 0.25% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Gold Trust

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#2 PowerShares DB Gold Fund (DGL)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $43.56
Performance (YTD): 8.27% Avg. Volume: 89,885
Fees: 0.50% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Gold Excess Return Index

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#3 SPDR Gold Shares (GLD)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $125.52
Performance (YTD): 8.07% Avg. Volume: 7,971,874
Fees: 0.40% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Gold bullion

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#4 Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ)

Asset Class: Global Equity

Loading... Previous Close: $35.83
Performance (YTD): 14.75% Avg. Volume: 4,116,858
Fees: 0.60% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index

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#5 Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)

Asset Class: Equity

Loading... Previous Close: $24.06
Performance (YTD): 13.68% Avg. Volume: 37,854,893
Fees: 0.55% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: NYSE ARCA Gold Miners Index

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AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/British Pound ETF (GGBP)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $12.69
Performance (YTD): 0.00% Avg. Volume: 7,199
Fees: 0.65% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Not applicable

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AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF (GEUR)

Asset Class: Commodity

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Performance (YTD): 0.00% Avg. Volume: 3,060
Fees: 0.65% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Not applicable

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AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF (GYEN)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $12.84
Performance (YTD): 0.00% Avg. Volume: 6,831
Fees: 0.65% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Not applicable

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AdvisorShares International Gold ETF (GLDE)

Asset Class: Global Equity

Loading... Previous Close: $12.80
Performance (YTD): 0.00% Avg. Volume: 1,161
Fees: 1.52% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: Not applicable

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Direxion Daily Gold Bear 3X Shares (GLDS)

Asset Class: Commodity

Loading... Previous Close: $40.64
Performance (YTD): 0.00% Avg. Volume: 675
Fees: 0.95% Market Cap: Loading...

Benchmark: None

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Top Performing Gold Oriented Funds As of 03.05.2014

UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold Hedged ETN (SPGH)

Total Return: 10.52%

RBS Gold Trendpilot ETNs (TBAR)

Total Return: 2.55%

Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X Shares (DUST)

Total Return: 2.45%

* Annualized