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iShares S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund - XGD

ETF Overview

The fund seeks to provide long-term capital growth by replicating, to the extent possible, the performance of the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index through investments in the constituent issuers of such index, net of expenses.

Additional Index Information

The S&P/TSX Global Gold Index is designed to provide an investable index of global gold securities.

To be eligible for inclusion into the index, a security must be listed on the TSX, NYSE, AMEX, or NASDAQ exchange for at least 12 calendar months.

Eligible Securities are classified under the GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard) Code 15104030 which includes producers of gold and related products, including companies that mine or process gold and the South African finance houses which primarily invest in, but do not operate, gold mines.

At each quarterly review any security with a relative weight above 25% is capped at 25%.

Key ETF Data

Fundamentals
Category (main) Global Equity - Gold
Category (other)Commodities - Gold
Underlying Index S&P/TSX Global Gold Index
ETF Structure Passive type. Endeavours to return the Index return before fees/costs
Asset Class Equity
Region Global
Issuer iShares Canada by Blackrock
ETF Home Page Available here
Fund Facts
Inception Date 23 Mar 2001
Total Holdings 54
Distribution Frequency Quarterly
Leverage None
Significant Currency Exposure Yes
Currency Hedging No
Fees
Management Fee 0.55%
Management Expense Ratio (MER) 0.60%
Trading Information
Ticker XGD
Exchange TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange)
Currency CAD
Eligibility
Eligibility * RRSP, RRIF, RESP, TFSA, DPSP, RDSP
DRIP available ** Yes
PACC Plan available ** No
SWP available ** No

* Always check eligibility with your plan operator as plans and accounts can differ

** Not all brokers can facilitate these plans. Check with your broker.

Current Price, Fund Performance, Yield, NAV, Charts etc

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ETF Analysis

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