GLD - SPDR Gold Trust

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
121.02
-1.09 (-0.89%)
At close: 4:00PM EST

121.01 -0.01 (-0.01%)
After hours: 6:14PM EST

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Previous Close122.11
Open121.23
Bid0.00 x 1100
Ask122.20 x 4000
Day's Range121.02 - 121.51
52 Week Range111.06 - 129.51
Volume10,895,984
Avg. Volume9,061,373
Net Assets32.45B
NAV121.16
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD Return-1.94%
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.05
Expense Ratio (net)0.40%
Inception Date2004-11-18
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