Best Gold ETFs: The Top 10

The best gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are heavily traded, have lots of assets under management, and are preferably low cost.

The top 10 gold ETFs specifically exhibit:

  • A high average daily trading volume (number of individual securities traded in a single day on average)
  • Reasonable management expense ratio (MER)

Gold ETF10. PowerShares DB Precious Metals ETF (NYSEArca/DBP)

Price: $37.60

Average Daily Volume: 43,600

Assets Under Management: $124.7 million

MER: 0.39%

Description: The PowerShares DB Precious Metals ETF is designed to track the performance of the DBIQ Optimum Yield Precious Metals Index. The index follows gold and silver prices through the use of futures contracts.