GDX - VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
28.26
-0.47 (-1.64%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close28.73
Open28.41
Bid28.24 x 800
Ask28.26 x 46000
Day's Range28.13 - 28.61
52 Week Range17.28 - 30.00
Volume41,726,926
Avg. Volume53,197,153
Net Assets10.88B
NAV28.48
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.39%
YTD Return35.17%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.28
Expense Ratio (net)0.53%
Inception Date2006-05-16
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