GLD is the largest gold-backed ETF in the world2

GLD at a Glance

Launched in November 2004, GLD was the first US gold-backed ETF. Its size and scale give investors optionality along with efficient and highly liquid access to the gold market.

GLD is physically backed by gold and seeks to track the price of gold bullion, less fund expenses. It may benefit investment strategies that hedge against inflation and the erosion of major currencies and trade large positions frequently.

For more information on GLD, you can view the fund details or download the factsheet.