3 Unheralded Gold ETFs That Are On Fire

3 Unheralded Gold ETFs That Are On Fire

Precious metals, namely gold and silver, are in the midst of epic rallies. On Monday, silver exchange-traded funds extended what are becoming meteoric rises while gold hit an all-time high.

On volume that was nearly double the daily average, the SPDR Gold Shares GLD, the world's largest bullion-backed ETF, jumped 2%. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF GDX joined the party, too, gaining almost 5% on above-average turnover, extending its year-to-date gain to roughly 50%.

Indeed, these are exciting times for gold ETFs, an arena largely dominated by GLD and GDX. However, there are some other options for investors to consider here. Let's have a look at a few here.

GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR)

In the U.S., the market for physically-backed gold ETFs is mostly dominated by the aforementioned GLD, but there are some admirable competitors. One of those is the GraniteShares Gold Trust BAR.

GLD is a fine choice for active traders that need tight spread, deep liquidity and a robust options market. For longer-term investors looking for cost savings, BAR and a couple of other names are the way to go. In fact, BAR, which turns three years old next month, touched of a gold ETF fee war when it debuted in August 2017.

The fund charges 0.1749% per year, or $17.49 on a $10,000 investment, making it one of the least expensive funds in this category. That's meaningful as highlighted by BAR's $1.1 billion in assets under management. More importantly, the fund is up 27.73% year-to-date and hit an all-time high yesterday.

U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU)

Much GLD looming large in the gold-backed ETF arena, the aforementioned GDX does the same among miners funds, but the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF GOAU is a credible idea to consider.

GOAU, which hit an all-time high Monday, devotes 30% of its weight to the three largest gold royalty companies. The remaining 70% of the ETF's weight is allocated to 25 miners scored by momentum in revenue, free cash flow and high-gross margins on a per-share.

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