IAU - iShares Gold Trust

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
12.88
+0.06 (+0.47%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

12.85 -0.03 (-0.27%)
Pre-Market: 5:11AM EDT

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Previous Close12.82
Open12.93
Bid12.88 x 1000
Ask0.00 x 396000
Day's Range12.82 - 12.96
52 Week Range11.25 - 12.96
Volume23,764,893
Avg. Volume14,297,287
Net Assets11.77B
NAV12.84
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD Return4.53%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.01
Expense Ratio (net)0.25%
Inception Date2005-01-21
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VanEck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ)Expense ratio: 0.40% per year, or $40 on a $10,000 investment.Critics of traditional gold ETFs and precious metals funds assert that these funds are really just paper investments because when you depart the funds, you receive cash as you would with any other investment. The VanEck Merk Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:OUNZ) takes a different approach.OUNZ "provides investors with a convenient and cost-efficient way to buy and hold gold through an exchange traded product with the option to take physical delivery of gold," according to VanEck.OUNZ is not a gimmick. The fund actually has delivered physical gold to investors in its almost five years on the market.Todd Shriber owns shares of IAU. 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