Precious metals

Invest in the potential of precious metals

Why precious metals

Investment potential

Investment potential is derived from different sources of demand including technology, industry, governments and jewelry.

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Precious metals generally have a low correlation to other asset classes and may offer diversification benefits within a portfolio.

Distinctive properties

Distinctive properties make them a unique asset class apart from other commodities, offering potential investment opportunities in cyclical and non-cyclical market environments.

Precious metal diversification



The regal precious metal is extremely rare and has a rich history with royalty and as a currency. All of the gold ever mined in history would fit into a 73 foot cube. [2]



The stellar precious metal is quite versatile with applications in electronics and a variety of industries. The most commonly encountered form of silver is “sterling,” which is 92.5% pure. [3]



The noble precious metal is extremely resistant to corrosion, making it useful in clean energy technologies. A six-inch cube of platinum weighs as much as an average human being. [4]



The wise precious metal is used extensively in the auto sector with the production of catalytic con verters. Palladium can absorb 900 times its own volume of hydrogen at room temperature. [5]

Why precious metals now



Precious metals can be a dynamic and multi-faceted hedge against different forms of risk, including inflation and interest rate risk.


Precious metals have performed well during volatility with a track record of mitigating investor portfolios against severe market drawdowns.


Precious metals have a very limited supply and ever-increasing short- and long-term demand driven in part by the carbon reducing energy transition.

Benefits of the abrdn Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (GLTR)

GLTR combines the diversification potential of gold, silver, platinum and palladium with the convenience of one investment option.


ETF structure is designed to be easily accessible and liquid



Physically backed with vaulted security

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Competitive expense ratio helps to manage portfolio costs

Learn more about GLTR

abrdn Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF seeks to reflect the performance of the prices of physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium, in the proportion held by the Trust, less the Trust’s expenses.

Learn more about the fund

[1] Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses.

[2] World Gold Council, 2023

[3] International Gem Society, 2023

[4] World Platinum Investment Council, 2023

[5] International Platinum Group Metal Association, 2023