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The investment objective of the iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD Hedged) is to replicate the performance of the price of gold bullion, less its expenses and fees. The Fund is not actively managed. The iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD Hedged) does not anticipate making regular distributions.
The assets of the iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD Hedged) consist primarily of physical gold bullion (the "Portfolio") which the fund purchases and holds in accordance with its investment objective, strategy, policies and restrictions, as well as any forward contracts relating to the currency hedge of the hedged common units, cash and permitted gold certificates, if any.
The iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD Hedged) invests its assets in holdings of unencumbered gold bullion, in 100 or 400 troy ounce international bar sizes, and will not speculate with regard to short-term changes in gold prices. This strategy provides investors with the ability to invest in unencumbered gold bullion in a convenient, tradable and secure manner without the associated inconvenience and high transaction, handling, storage, insurance and other costs typical of direct gold bullion investment.
All physical gold bullion owned by the iShares Gold Bullion Fund (CAD Hedged) is stored in the vault facilities of a Canadian Schedule I chartered bank, or an affiliate or a division thereof, on an allocated and segregated basis.
|Inception Date||28 May 2009|
|Total Holdings||Physical gold|
|Significant Currency Exposure||Yes|
|Management Expense Ratio (MER)||0.55%|
|Exchange||TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)|
|Eligibility *||RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP|
|DRIP available **||Unknown|
|PACC Plan available **||Unknown|
|SWP available **||Unknown|
* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ
** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.
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