ETF Securities ETFs

ETF Securities exchange-traded funds ("ETF Securities ETFs") are available commission free to clients of Interactive Brokers LLC ("Interactive Brokers") through an agreement between Interactive Brokers and ETF Securities (US) LLC, adviser and sponsor of the ETF Securities ETFs.

With an Interactive Brokers account, you can gain access via the Trader Workstation platform to commission-free trading of ETF Securities ETFs. The program currently applies to the ETFs listed below. [For further information on the Interactive Brokers' trading platforms, click here.]

ETF Securities was founded on the principle of being a specialist Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider. Beginning in 2003, ETF Securities was the developer of the world's first gold ETP. As the needs of investors evolved, ETF Securities responded by broadening their product offering across multiple asset classes to investors around the world, enabling them to build and diversify their portfolios intelligently. ETF Securities now offers over 360 ETPs that trade on nine exchanges on four continents.

This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus. Click here to review the prospectus. Read the prospectus carefully before investing. For more information, please visit etfsecurities.com.

No offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities or futures products of any kind, or any type of recommendation or advice, is made, given or in any manner endorsed by Interactive Brokers or any of its affiliates.

Interactive Brokers receives compensation from ETF Securities (US) LLC in connection with an agreement that includes promotion of ETF Securities ETFs and certain commission waivers.


ETF Securities ETFs
Symbol Fund Name Fund Description Prospectus Fact Sheet
GLTR ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ("the Shares") are issued by ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust ("the Trust"). The investment objective of the Trust, Symbol: GLTR, is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of a basket of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion, less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in physically-backed precious metals. Download Download
PPLT ETFS Physical Platinum Shares ETFS Physical Platinum Shares ("the Shares") are issued by ETFS Platinum Trust ("the Trust"). The investment objective of the Trust, Symbol: PPLT, is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of platinum, less Trust's expenses. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in physical platinum. Download Download
PALL ETFS Physical Palladium Shares ETFS Physical Palladium Shares ("the Shares") are issued by ETFS Palladium Trust ("the Trust"). The investment objective of the Trust, Symbol: PALL, is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of palladium, less Trust's expenses. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in physical palladium. Download Download
SGOL ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares ("the Shares") are issued by ETFS Gold Trust ("the Trust"). The investment objective of the Trust, Symbol: SGOL, is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in gold. Download Download
SIVR ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETFS Physical Silver Shares ("the Shares") are issued by ETFS Silver Trust ("the Trust"). The investment objective of the Trust, symbol SIVR, is for the Shares to reflect the performance of the price of silver less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The Shares are designed for investors who want a cost-effective and convenient way to invest in silver. Download Download
Disclosures

Carefully consider each Fund's investment objective, risk factors, charges, and expenses before investing. This and additional information can be found in the Fund's prospectus at https://www.etfsecurities.com/etfsdocs/USProspectus.aspx. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

The commission-free trades for ETF Securities ETFs must be done online via the IB Trader Workstation platform. Commission-free trades apply to all online buy and sell transactions on the ETF Securities ETFs listed above. Interactive Brokers may add or waive commissions on ETF Securities ETFs without prior notice. Click here for information regarding account minimums. All ETFs are subject to internal management fees and expenses.

An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risks; therefore you may lose money by investing in the Fund. There can be no assurance that the Fund will be successful in meeting its investment objective. Shares of any ETF are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Narrowly focused investments typically exhibit higher volatility.

ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares are issued by the ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust. ETFS Physical Silver Shares are issued by the ETFS Silver Trust. ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares are issued by the ETFS Gold Trust. ETFS Physical Platinum Shares are issued by the ETFS Platinum Trust. ETFS Physical Palladium Shares are issued by the ETFS Palladium Trust.

The ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust, ETFS Gold Trust, ETFS Silver Trust, ETFS Palladium Trust and ETFS Platinum Trust are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or a commodity pool for purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act. Shares of the Trusts are not subject to the same regulatory requirements as mutual funds. These investments are not suitable for all investors.

The value of the Shares relates directly to the value of the precious metal held by the Trusts and fluctuations in the price could materially adversely affect an investment in the Shares. Several factors may affect the price of precious metals, including:

  • A change in economic conditions, such as a recession, can adversely affect the price of the precious metal held by the Trusts. Some metals are used in a wide range of industrial applications, and an economic downturn could have a negative impact on its demand and, consequently, its price and the price of the Shares;
  • Investors' expectations with respect to the rate of inflation;
  • Currency exchange rates; Interest rates;
  • Investment and trading activities of hedge funds and commodity funds; and
  • Global or regional political, economic or financial events and situations. Should there be an increase in the level of hedge activity of the precious metal held by the Trusts or producing companies, it could cause a decline in world precious metal prices, adversely affecting the price of the Shares.

Also, should the speculative community take a negative view towards the precious metal held by the Trusts, it could cause a decline in prices, negatively impacting the price of the Shares.

There is a risk that part or all of the Trusts' physical precious metal could be lost, damaged or stolen. Failure by the Custodian or Sub-Custodian to exercise due care in the safekeeping of the precious metal held by the Trusts could result in a loss to the Trusts. Since there is no limit on the amount of platinum and palladium that the Trust may acquire, the Trust, as it grows, may have an impact on the supply and demand of platinum and palladium.

The Trusts have limited operating history.

Commodities generally are volatile and are not suitable for all investors. Trusts focusing on a single commodity generally experience greater volatility.

Shares in the Trusts are not FDIC insured and may lose value and have no bank guarantee.

Investors buy and sell shares on a secondary market (i.e., not directly from Trusts). Only market makers or "authorized participants" may trade directly with the Trusts, typically in blocks of 50k to 100k shares.

An investment in the trust does not constitute a direct investment in the underlying metal.

No offer or solicitation to buy or sell securities or futures products of any kind, or any type of recommendation or advice, is made, given or in any manner endorsed by Interactive Brokers LLC ("Interactive Brokers") or any of its affiliates.

Interactive Brokers receives compensation from ETF Securities (US) LLC in connection with an agreement that includes promotion of ETF Securities ETFs and certain commission waivers.