Gold ETF Holdings

Gold Exchange Traded Funds Holdings

Much of Western Gold Demand is Met by Gold ETFs

Gold held in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) dropped dramatically from early 2013 -2016.

Gold holdings in the worlds’ largest gold ETF, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) were cut in half since 2013.

Gold holdings in the second largest ETF, iShares Gold Trust (IAU) have fallen more than 20% during the same period.

Gold ETF Holdings surged in the beginning of 2016, then fell during the year.

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Gold ETF Holdings

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Updated November 1, 2015

Gold held in etfs 2000-2015

Gold held in ETFs has declined dramatically since 2013.

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SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Gold Holdings

The largest gold ETF, World Gold Council* sponsored SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) for which HSBC acts as custodian experienced a loss of about half of its gold during the past two and half years.

gld holding and value of its holdings chart

GLD gold holdings have fallen in half since January 2013.

iShares Gold Trust (IAU) Gold Holdings

Blackrock’s iShares Gold Trust (IAU) has lost more than 20% of its gold holdings since January 2013.

IAU gold holdings chart

IAU gold holdings have fallen more than 20% since January 2013.

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