iShares Gold Trust (IAU) Price, Holdings, & News

-0.05 (-0.11%)
(As of 04/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
5.18 million shs
Average Volume
6.84 million shs
Market Capitalization
$28.56 billion
Assets Under Management
$28.69 billion
Dividend Yield
Net Expense Ratio
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About iShares Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:IAU)

iShares Gold Trust (the Trust) is to own gold transferred to the Trust in exchange for shares issued by the Trust (Shares). Each Share represents a fractional undivided beneficial interest in the net assets of the Trust. The assets of the Trust consist of gold held by the Trust's custodian on behalf of the Trust. The sponsor of the Trust is iShares Delaware Trust Sponsor LLC (the Sponsor), which is an indirect subsidiary of BlackRock, Inc. The trustee of the Trust is The Bank of New York Mellon (the Trustee) and the custodian of the Trust is JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., London branch (the Custodian). The activities of the Trust are limited to issuing Baskets of Shares in exchange for the gold deposited with the Custodian as consideration; selling gold as necessary to cover the Sponsor's fee, Trust expenses not assumed by the Sponsor and other liabilities, and delivering gold in exchange for Baskets of Shares surrendered for redemption. The Trust is not actively managed.

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Fund Details

Fund Name
iShares Gold Trust
Tax Classification
Grantor Trust
Current Symbol
Inception Date
Fund Manager

Fund Focus

Asset Class
LBMA Gold Price
Precious Metals
Development Level
Blended Development
Number of Holdings

Fund Statistics

Assets Under Management
$28.69 billion
Average Daily Volume
$10.71 million

Administrator, Advisor and Custodian

State Street Bank and Trust Company
BlackRock Fund Advisors
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (London Branch)
BlackRock Investments, LLC
Transfer Agent
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
The Bank of New York Mellon Company
Lead Market Maker
Virtu Financial


Options Volume
Put Options
Call Options


Creation Unit
Creation Fee
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iShares Gold Trust Expenses

Management Fee0.25%0.44%0.66%0.50%0.51%
Other Expenses0.00%0.08%0.27%0.64%0.58%
Total Expense0.25%0.45%0.77%0.74%0.70%
Fee Waiver0.00%-0.06%-0.18%-0.68%-0.57%
Net Expense0.25%0.48%0.70%0.57%0.58%

iShares Gold Trust (IAU) Holdings

Top 1 IAU Holdings

  • Gold
    Holding Weight: 100.00%

Key Executives

  • Patrick J. Dunne
    President, Chief Executive Officer of the Sponsor
  • Jack Gee
    Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Manager
  • Charles C. S. Park
    Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Sponsor
  • Philip J. Jensen
    Director of the Sponsor
  • Peter F. Landini
    Director of the Sponsor
  • Kimun Lee
    Director of the Sponsor
  • Paul C. Lohrey
    Director of the Sponsor

Should I Buy iShares Gold Trust Stock? IAU Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in iShares Gold Trust:

  • iShares Gold Trust (IAU) recently reached a new 12-month high at $44.64, indicating positive momentum.
  • Investing in gold can act as a hedge against inflation, preserving purchasing power in times of economic uncertainty.
  • Gold is considered a safe-haven asset, often performing well during periods of market volatility or geopolitical tensions.
  • iShares Gold Trust provides exposure to the price movements of gold without the need for physical ownership and storage.
  • Gold historically has a low correlation with other asset classes, potentially enhancing portfolio diversification.


Investors should be bearish about investing in iShares Gold Trust for these reasons:

  • Gold prices can be volatile, leading to fluctuations in the value of iShares Gold Trust shares.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these iShares Gold Trust pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

IAU ETF - Frequently Asked Questions

How have IAU shares performed in 2024?

iShares Gold Trust's stock was trading at $39.03 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, IAU stock has increased by 12.4% and is now trading at $43.86.
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What does IAU invest in?

iShares Gold Trust is a commodities fund issued by iShares. IAU focuses on gold investments and follows the LBMA Gold Price. The fund's investments total to approximately $28.69 billion assets under management.

What is the management fee for iShares Gold Trust?

iShares Gold Trust's management fee is 0.25% and has no other recorded expenses or fee waivers. The net expense ratio for IAU is 0.25%.

When did iShares Gold Trust's stock split?

iShares Gold Trust shares reverse split on the morning of Monday, May 24th 2021. The 1-2 reverse split was announced on Wednesday, March 3rd 2021. The number of shares owned by shareholders was adjusted after the market closes on Friday, May 21st 2021. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the reverse split would have 50 shares after the split.

What other stocks do shareholders of iShares Gold Trust own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other iShares Gold Trust investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walmart (WMT), Walt Disney (DIS), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Tesla (TSLA).

Who are iShares Gold Trust's major shareholders?

iShares Gold Trust's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (3.26%), Raymond James & Associates (0.59%), Forbes J M & Co. LLP (0.21%), Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. (0.16%), GenWealth Group Inc. (0.13%) and Carl Stuart Investment Advisor Inc. (0.10%).

How do I buy shares of iShares Gold Trust?

Shares of IAU stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSEARCA:IAU) was last updated on 4/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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