IAU - iShares Gold Trust

NYSEArca - NYSEArca Delayed Price. Currency in USD
11.75
+0.03 (+0.26%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

11.75 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:22PM EDT

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Previous close11.72
Open11.73
Bid11.74 x 317000
Ask11.75 x 306000
Day's range11.71 - 11.80
52-week range11.25 - 13.11
Volume12,234,739
Avg. volume12,486,312
Net assets10.21B
NAV11.38
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
Yield0.00%
YTD return-8.63%
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.17
Expense ratio (net)0.25%
Inception date2005-01-21
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  • Are Gold Prices Bottomed Out && Up for Rebound? ETFs in Focus
    Zacks7 days ago

    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 Realist8 days ago

    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.

  • Contrarian Investors’ Positions after BAML Survey
    Market Realist29 days 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 Realistlast month

    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 Realistlast month

    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 Realistlast month

    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.

  • These Analysts Expect Gold Prices to Rebound on Short Squeeze
    Market Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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 Realist2 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%.

  • Why Do Analysts Think Gold’s Sell-Off Is Overdone?
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Why Do Analysts Think Gold’s Sell-Off Is Overdone?

    According to a Reuters poll of 35 analysts and traders, the average gold price (GLD(IAU) forecast for 2018 and 2019 is $1,301 and $1,325 per ounce, respectively. Heavy losses suffered by gold prices in the second quarter led most of the analysts to lower their price estimates for the precious metal.

  • Why the Risk-to-Reward Ratio Could Favor Gold Bulls Now
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Why the Risk-to-Reward Ratio Could Favor Gold Bulls Now

    Gold prices (IAU) have been on an almost one-way downward trajectory since mid-April. Although the Federal Reserve didn’t raise rates during its August meeting as was widely expected, it sounded more bullish on the US economy (SPY)(DIA). The Fed was also upbeat on household spending and business fixed investment in the US.

  • Why Gold’s Weakness Could Reverse
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why Gold’s Weakness Could Reverse

    Fresh Sell-Off Hits Gold: Is $1,200 the Next Stop? Investors, market participants, and analysts have been puzzled by gold’s weakness in recent months despite escalating trade war tensions and geopolitical risks. The Fed’s aggressive stance on interest rate hikes has also been weighing on gold.

  • Gold Slips Into Correction Territory: How to Trade with ETFs
    Zacks3 months ago

    Gold Slips Into Correction Territory: How to Trade with ETFs

    Many investors might seek to buy gold at a discounted price while some risk aggressive investors want to short gold for the near term via ETFs.

  • Fresh Sell-Off Hits Gold: Is $1,200 the Next Stop?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Fresh Sell-Off Hits Gold: Is $1,200 the Next Stop?

    Gold prices (IAU) have been on a losing spree since mid-April due to the US dollar’s strength and diverging monetary policies in the United States (IVV) and the rest of the world. During the congressional testimony, Fed Chair Jerome Powell gave an upbeat assessment of the US (VOO) economy. The assets are attractive when interest rates (TLT) are high because gold doesn’t generate any income.

  • Fund Managers Believe Gold Is Undervalued: Time to Buy?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Fund Managers Believe Gold Is Undervalued: Time to Buy?

    A record number of fund managers in the BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) July survey believe that gold (GLD) (IAU) is undervalued. About 17% of them said gold was trading below its actual market worth, and 25% said oil (USO) is overvalued.

  • Inside the Cheapest Gold Bullion ETF
    Zacks3 months ago

    Inside the Cheapest Gold Bullion ETF

    State Street's SPDR recently launched a gold bullion ETF with the lowest cost in the space.

  • Is It Time to Get Excited about Gold?
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Is It Time to Get Excited about Gold?

    Gold tested the low end of its trading range in May. As gold has shown price weakness ahead of Fed rate increases, we expect gold to continue to drift around the bottom of the range until the expected rate increase on June 12. Futures positioning and flows into gold bullion exchange traded products suggest gold is poised for another post-Fed meeting rally. The immediate challenge comes from strong economic growth and robust jobs numbers that bolster the case for higher interest rates.

  • Why H1 2018 Should Be Interesting for the Gold Market
    Market Realist3 months ago

    Why H1 2018 Should Be Interesting for the Gold Market

    The second half of 2018 should be very interesting for the gold market. The chart shows the gold price has formed a wedge or pennant pattern that has been in place for several years. The positive aspect of this pattern is the trend of higher lows.