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GraniteShares

BAR

GraniteShares Gold Trust

Fund Objective

The GraniteShares Gold Trust is designed to seek the performance of the price of gold, less trust expenses.

Key Features

Physically Backed: The Trust holds only LBMA1 good delivery bars stored in a vault domiciled in London, UK.

Transparent and Secured: The list of gold bars held by the Trust is published daily. The vault is audited twice a year. Lending of metal is not permitted, and the Trust cannot hold derivatives.

Cost Effective: BAR is among the lowest cost gold ETFs on the market.2

Easy to Access: BAR is listed on NYSE Arca and can be traded through a normal brokerage account.

Key Facts

  Fact Sheet
  Prospectus
Ticker
BAR
Benchmark
Spot Gold
Sponsor Fee
0.1749% per annum
Base Currency
USD
NAV as of Aug 12, 2020
$ 19.22
CUSIP
38748G101
IOPV
BARIV
Exchange
NYSE Arca
Inception Date
Aug 31, 2017
Diversification
Gold has been uncorrelated to both stock and bond markets, potentially moderating market extremes and dampening portfolio volatility.
Safe Haven
Gold has behaved as a store of value during market and inflationary crises. Gold is an asset that is no one else’s liability and cannot default.
Convenient
BAR Provides an investment similar to an investment in gold through a Trust without having to open a metal account. For most investors BAR is less expensive than buying, storing and insuring physical gold.
Data as of June 30, 2020
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 15 3 Year 15 Since
Inception 15
BAR Market Price Return 15 15 2.84% 12.99% 17.41% 26.08% - 11.05%
BAR NAV Return 15 15 2.26% 9.84% 15.99% 25.27% - 10.91%
Benchmark Return (Spot Gold) 15 15 2.28% 9.89% 16.09% 25.49% 12.47% 11.11%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized.

For the fund’s most recent month end performance, please call 1(844) 476-8747

Current Holding as of Aug 12, 2020

Total Value
$ 1,293,215,601.46
Total Ounces Held
610,130.711 Troy ounces
Number of Shares
67,300,000 shares
Ounces Per Shares
0.0099465 ounces
Ounces Per Basket
(50,000 Shares Per Basket)
497.326 Oz

Holding Properties

100% LBMA Good Delivery gold Bars
Each bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated

LBMA Good Deliveries Bars Explained

In order to qualify for LBMA Good Delivery, bars must meet the following specifications (more details available here):

Mark Serial number, assay stamp of an accredited refiner, fineness (to four significant figures), Year of manufacture
Accredited refiners To be LBMA accredited, refiners must undergo checks regarding their history in the market, their financial standing and ability to produce bars that meet the exacting standards of London Good Delivery
The list of LBMA Good Delivery refiners is available here.
Fineness Bars must have a minimum fineness of 995.0 per thousand fine gold
Weight Bars must weigh between 350 and 430 fine troy ounces
Dimensions Bars must have specific dimensions. Length (top): 250mm (+/- 40mm). Width: 70mm (+/-15m). Height 35mm (+/-10mm)

ICBC Standard Bank Plc is the Fund’s custodian. ICBC Standard Bank is one of the only 3 members that are LBMA clearing members and have their own vault. ICBC Standard Bank is a full LBMA member as well as an LBMA market maker. Details about LBMA membership is available here.

Details

Custodian
ICBC Standard Bank PLC
Vault Location
London
Metal Lending
Not Allowed
Vault Inspector
Bureau Veritas
Inspection Frequency
Twice Annually

Diversification
Gold has been uncorrelated to both stock and bond markets, potentially moderating market extremes and dampening portfolio volatility.
Safe Haven
Gold has behaved as a store of value during market and inflationary crises. Gold is an asset that is no one else’s liability and cannot default.
Convenient
BAR Provides an investment similar to an investment in gold through a Trust without having to open a metal account. For most investors BAR is less expensive than buying, storing and insuring physical gold.

Data as of June 30, 2020
1 Month 3 Months YTD 1 Year 15 3 Year 15 Since
Inception 15
BAR Market Price Return 15 15 2.84% 12.99% 17.41% 26.08% - 11.05%
BAR NAV Return 15 15 2.26% 9.84% 15.99% 25.27% - 10.91%
Benchmark Return (Spot Gold) 15 15 2.28% 9.89% 16.09% 25.49% 12.47% 11.11%

Performance data quoted represents past performance and is no guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. Investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than original cost. Returns less than one year are not annualized.

For the fund’s most recent month end performance, please call 1(844) 476-8747

Current Holding as of Aug 12, 2020

Total Value
$ 1,293,215,601.46
Total Ounces Held
610,130.711 Troy ounces
Number of Shares
67,300,000 shares
Ounces Per Shares
0.0099465 ounces
Ounces Per Basket
(50,000 Shares Per Basket)
497.326 Oz

Holding Properties

100% LBMA Good Delivery gold Bars
Each bar is segregated, individually identified and allocated

LBMA Good Deliveries Bars Explained

In order to qualify for LBMA Good Delivery, bars must meet the following specifications (more details available here):

Mark Serial number, assay stamp of an accredited refiner, fineness (to four significant figures), Year of manufacture
Accredited refiners To be LBMA accredited, refiners must undergo checks regarding their history in the market, their financial standing and ability to produce bars that meet the exacting standards of London Good Delivery
The list of LBMA Good Delivery refiners is available here.
Fineness Bars must have a minimum fineness of 995.0 per thousand fine gold
Weight Bars must weigh between 350 and 430 fine troy ounces
Dimensions Bars must have specific dimensions. Length (top): 250mm (+/- 40mm). Width: 70mm (+/-15m). Height 35mm (+/-10mm)

ICBC Standard Bank Plc is the Fund’s custodian. ICBC Standard Bank is one of the only 3 members that are LBMA clearing members and have their own vault. ICBC Standard Bank is a full LBMA member as well as an LBMA market maker. Details about LBMA membership is available here.

Details

Custodian
ICBC Standard Bank PLC
Vault Location
London
Metal Lending
Not Allowed
Vault Inspector
Bureau Veritas
Inspection Frequency
Twice Annually

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