IAU - iShares Gold Trust

NYSEArca - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
11.700
+0.080 (+0.69%)
As of 11:02AM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close11.620
Open11.730
Bid11.700 x 1100
Ask11.710 x 1100
Day's Range11.690 - 11.740
52 Week Range11.250 - 13.110
Volume4,726,098
Avg. Volume13,591,961
Net Assets10.65B
NAV11.64
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD Return-6.71%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.15
Expense Ratio (net)0.25%
Inception Date2005-01-21
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  • Central Banks Buy Most Gold in Three Years
    Market Realist31 minutes ago

    Central Banks Buy Most Gold in Three Years

    Could Gold Be the Best Bet amid Increased Economic Uncertainty? According to the World Gold Council (or WGC), central banks’ gold (SGOL) buying has hit the highest level in almost three years for the quarter ended September 2018. Central banks have been net buyers of gold since the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008.

  • Gold ETF Buying Accelerates as Gold’s Safe-Haven Appeal Is Restored
    Market Realist2 hours ago

    Gold ETF Buying Accelerates as Gold’s Safe-Haven Appeal Is Restored

    Gold ETFs have seen renewed buying interest from investors in October on increased market volatility and the equity market sell-off. According to a report by the World Gold Council (or WGC), the holdings in gold-backed ETFs saw inflows of 16.5 tons in October to total 2,346 tons. This marked the first inflow in four months for gold ETFs.

  • Why Goldman Sachs Is Still Optimistic about Gold
    Market Realist17 hours ago

    Why Goldman Sachs Is Still Optimistic about Gold

    Could Gold Be the Best Bet amid Increased Economic Uncertainty? In March this year, Goldman Sachs (GS) turned bullish on gold for the first time in the last five years. As reported by Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs’s (GS) analysts wrote, “While we think that the U.S. cycle still has room to run it doesn’t mean that markets will not worry about it coming to an end.” The analysts added, “Going forward, we expect market ‘fear’ of a U.S. recession to strengthen.

  • Gold Miners Have Been Able to Control Costs
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Gold Miners Have Been Able to Control Costs

    Combined, these are the most significant gatherings of institutional investors and gold companies in the world. As usual, we found some interesting discoveries and developments to follow up on with the smaller companies that attended the Precious Metals Summit. Fortunately, there was a heavy presence of corporate development teams from gold producers globally at the event.

  • How Oil and Gold Help Your Portfolio
    Kiplinger15 days ago

    How Oil and Gold Help Your Portfolio

    Owning gold or oil -- or both -- can even out the volatility of a stock-heavy portfolio.

  • Are Gold Prices Bottomed Out && Up for Rebound? ETFs in Focus
    Zackslast month

    Are Gold Prices Bottomed Out && Up for Rebound? ETFs in Focus

    Gold prices have probably bottomed out and will rebound next year, putting these ETFs in focus.

  • What’s Driving Analyst Optimism about Gold?
    Market Realistlast month

    What’s Driving Analyst Optimism about Gold?

    Bank of America (or BofA) contends that gold prices (GLD) should surge over the next year as US budget deficit and trade war concerns start to have an impact on the US economy (SPY) (IVV). Bank of America expects gold prices (IAU) to average $1,350 per ounce in 2019 as the effect of US tax reforms wears off.

  • 5 Gold ETFs to Buy for a Period of Crisis
    InvestorPlace2 months ago

    5 Gold ETFs to Buy for a Period of Crisis

    Amid a strong U.S. dollar and investors’ appetite for domestic equities, 2018 has been unkind to gold and the related gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD), the world’s largest gold ETF by assets, is down more than 9% year-to-date.

  • Investopedia2 months ago

    Top 6 Low Cost Gold ETFs

    Gold remains among investors' favorites owing to several of its virtues – it offers a hedge against inflation, has little correlation with the stock market, and offers growth potential even during uncertain economic conditions.

  • 7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs
    Kiplinger2 months ago

    7 Low-Cost Gold ETFs

    Gold investors typically tout several virtues of the yellow metal: It hedges against inflation, they say, it's an uncorrelated asset that doesn't move with the stock market and it can grow in value when national or even global uncertainty is high. Those features help build the bull case, which you can leverage via gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Gold admittedly hasn't given investors much to work with for years. After a decade-long run topped out in 2011 above $1,850 per ounce, prices slammed back to earth and have been stuck in a range between $1,100 and $1,300 since 2013. Still, some people look to gold investing to diversify their portfolios, and aggressive investors can try to squeeze profits out of short-term swing trades. We recommend that if you do try your hand at this commodity, you understand the ins and outs of investing in gold, make it a small portion (5%) of your portfolio and use ETFs, for several reasons, including liquidity, low expenses and ease of use. Here's an introduction to seven low-cost gold ETFs that offer varying types of exposure to the precious commodity. This list includes the most ubiquitous gold ETFs on the market - funds you typically can read about in just about any daily commodity wrap-up - as well as a few that aren't as well-covered by the financial media but might be better investments than their high-asset brethren. SEE ALSO: The 15 Best ETFs to Buy Right Now

  • Contrarian Investors’ Positions after BAML Survey
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Contrarian Investors’ Positions after BAML Survey

    A record number of fund managers in the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) September survey believe that gold (IAU) is undervalued, trading at a 17-year low. The SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) has fallen ~8.5% year-to-date and ~13% from its April peak. It’s usually considered a safe-haven asset in which investors take refuge in the event of uncertainty and risk. However, gold has not been able to draw safe-haven bids so far in 2018 since the strong US dollar (UUP) keeps weighing it down.

  • What Could Be the Catalyst for Gold’s Short Covering?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    What Could Be the Catalyst for Gold’s Short Covering?

    The CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) reports the position of major players in the futures market through its COT (Commitment of Traders) report. According to the COT report for the week ended September 4, money managers resumed building their short positions in gold futures. The money managers increased their net short positions from 75,772 contracts to 82,722 contracts in the latest week.

  • US Consumer Price Index Underwhelms: Gold, Stocks Rejoice
    Market Realist2 months ago

    US Consumer Price Index Underwhelms: Gold, Stocks Rejoice

    The US CPI (consumer price index) for August rose 0.2% sequentially compared to the 0.3% growth that was expected by economists. In the 12 months through the end of August, the CPI rose 2.7%, lower than July’s 2.9% rise. The core CPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, rose 2.2% in the 12 months through August, also lower than July’s 2.4% rise.

  • US Dollar Strengthens after Dry Spell: Can It Continue?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    US Dollar Strengthens after Dry Spell: Can It Continue?

    In August, the dollar came under pressure due to President Trump’s criticism of the Fed’s interest rate hikes as well as political uncertainty in the United States. The most recent speech by Fed chair Jerome Powell was slightly dovish (TLT), which led to a further slump in the dollar and a surge in gold. Year-to-date, the US dollar has gained whenever trade tensions have escalated and has weakened when trade tensions looked to be easing.

  • Investopedia2 months ago

    Top 5 Gold ETFs for 2018

    The price of gold has been on the slide lately, falling more than 10% over the last 5 months as the dollar has rallied on bets of a continued strong U.S. economy. Nonetheless, the outlook is more positive for the rest of the year and next, with December gold futures currently holding above the key technical level of $1200 per share.

  • These Analysts Expect Gold Prices to Rebound on Short Squeeze
    Market Realist3 months ago

    These Analysts Expect Gold Prices to Rebound on Short Squeeze

    As reported by Morningstar, UBS strategist Joni Teves believes that the shorting of gold (GLD) “should ultimately be supportive” for the metal and allow “ample space for positions to be rebuilt ahead.” While UBS has lowered its expectations for gold prices in the third quarter, it kept the average for the full year unchanged. According to Business Insider, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (or BAML) chief investment strategist, Michael Harnett, says that gold prices (IAU) have weakened in 2018 along with emerging market (EEM) currencies as the US dollar (UUP) has strengthened while US interest rates (TLT) remain attractive. BAML expects gold prices to climb above $1,300 per ounce by the end of 2018.

  • Gold Short Positions Still Growing: Short-Squeeze Rebound Ahead?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Gold Short Positions Still Growing: Short-Squeeze Rebound Ahead?

    The report comes out every Friday and shows open interest on the previous Tuesday. According to the COT report for the week ended August 24, detailing holdings as of August 21, money managers were net short on gold for the ninth straight week. This net short position in gold is unprecedented.

  • Is the US Economy Showing the First Signs of Cracking?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Is the US Economy Showing the First Signs of Cracking?

    According to David Rosenberg, the chief economist of Gluskin Sheff, 14 economic reports in August thus far have missed expectations. Among those that have missed the expectations are home sales and Markit PMI (purchasing managers’ index). Rosenberg said in a tweet, “Here we have nearly 3 misses for every beat, and yet the bullish chatter on the economy shows no signs of abating.

  • At What Cost Are Gold Miners Mining Gold?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    At What Cost Are Gold Miners Mining Gold?

    AISC (all-in sustaining costs) is an encompassing measure that helps us compare gold miners’ performances. Barrick Gold (ABX) reported AISC of $856 per ounce and a cost of sales of $882 per ounce in the second quarter. Its cost of sales reached 22.0%, and its AISC was 21.0% higher YoY (year-over-year).

  • Could the US Dollar’s Strength Prolong Commodities’ Pain?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Could the US Dollar’s Strength Prolong Commodities’ Pain?

    The US dollar’s (UUP) strength has been the primary reason for gold’s weakness in 2018. The dollar has been gaining against the euro as the region grapples with its economic and political woes. 

  • Why Ray Dalio and John Paulson Are Still Investing in Gold
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why Ray Dalio and John Paulson Are Still Investing in Gold

    Why Ray Dalio and John Paulson Are Still Investing in GoldRay Dalio, John Paulson still invested in gold

  • Why an Autumn Rally in Gold Could Be around the Corner
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why an Autumn Rally in Gold Could Be around the Corner

    As we’ve discussed previously in this series, the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) has fallen ~8.0% year-to-date and ~11.0% from its April peak. Historically, gold prices have declined in the summer months, only to climb in August onward due to the seasonal pattern of demand for gold. Physical gold demand from Asian countries such as India supports its price after that.

  • Turkey’s Crisis Didn’t Increase Gold’s Safe-Haven Bids
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Turkey’s Crisis Didn’t Increase Gold’s Safe-Haven Bids

    Usually, gold (GLD) is considered to be a “safe-haven asset” and gains due to economic or political turmoil. The latest evidence is Turkey’s economic and currency crisis. On August 13, gold prices (IAU) fell to 17-month lows despite the raging crisis in Turkey, which also seems to be spreading to other regions.

  • US Core Inflation in July Sees Largest Increase since 2008
    Market Realist3 months ago

    US Core Inflation in July Sees Largest Increase since 2008

    The US consumer price index (or CPI) for July rose 0.2% sequentially and 2.9% over the last 12 months. The core CPI, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, rose by 2.4% in the 12 months to July, which was the largest increase in core CPI since September 2008. In June, core CPI rose by 2.3%.