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A Golden Opportunity Among Gold Miners ETFs

from ETF Trends May 23, 2019

In an article on, Todd Shriber highlights one gold ETF that he thinks is different from others – the U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (NYSE:GOAU). Shriber writes that “while many traditional gold miners ETFs emphasize exposure to miners of bullion”, GOAU’s exposure to royalty companies may have a positive impact on performance. How so? In the chart below using data from Paradigm Capital, Bloomberg and FactSet, you can see that gold royalty companies have historically outperformed all other categories of miners and the gold price from 2004 to 2018.

Gold royalty companies are specialized financiers that provide upfront capital to help fund precious metal producers’ exploration and production projects. In return, they receive royalties on whatever is produced from those projects. We believe these kinds of companies can help investors better manage many common risks associated with traditional gold producers, such as building and maintaining mines.

GOAU places a special emphasis on royalty companies, but also offers investors exposure to traditional mining companies as well. As of April 3, 2019 when ETF Trends published the article, GOAU was up with a year-to-date gain of nearly 11 percent.

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