Cost is Key When Comparing Gold Funds

Gold funds are among the most popular ETFs in Europe in 2016 with €10 billion inflows, according to data complied by Morningstar Direct

Karen Kwok 4 October, 2016 | 12:19AM

This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Passive Investing, helping investors make smart choices to meet their long-term investment goals.

Investors have poured €10 billion into gold funds this year; the most inflows into any sector across Europe, data from Morningstar Direct showed.

The precious metals ETFs sector in Europe under the Morningstar Category recorded €1.2 billion inflows in August alone, although this fails to top inflows in February where funds saw €2.6 billion inflows. Demand for gold ETFs has been since the beginning of the year, with the sector recording inflows for eight consecutive months.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
ETFS Physical Gold187.23 USD-0.14
Gold Bullion Securities ETC184.40 USD-0.19
Invesco Physical Gold ETC191.19 USD-0.12
iShares Physical Gold ETC38.52 USD-0.28
Xetra-Gold54.20 EUR0.91

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Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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