Gold Stocks

  • Diversified exposure to the gold mining sector
  • Traditional protection from inflation offered by gold
  • Gold stocks as a store of value with possible appreciation
  • Possibility of choosing between more mature or younger companies
  • Investment at a reasonable cost

Risk of Gold stocks: it is possible to lose capital and even your entire investment as a result of the Main risk factors including market risks and volatility, the risk associated with investing in small-scale companies and the risk of investing in gold and silver mining companies, described below and in the sales prospectus.

Investing in Gold Through Gold Stocks

Investors are aware that there are two main methods for acquiring an exposure to gold. The first involves directly acquiring the precious metal itself by purchasing gold bullions, jewellery and other items made from gold. The second, however, involves investing in those companies dealing in the extraction and processing of gold.

Both versions of the gold stocks offered by VanEck give investors the opportunity to access the gold mining sector at a relatively low cost and in a diversified way. Above all, it guarantees pure play exposure to companies involved in gold exploration, extraction and refining.

VanEck offers investors the following two options:


Source: Bloomberg, VanEck.

All performance information stated refers to the past and does not constitute a guarantee of future results. Future performance could be better or worse than current performance. Returns on investments can fluctuate. Therefore, upon repayment, investors' shares may have a greater or lesser value with regard to their original cost.

Benefits and Risks

Investing in gold stocks can be a great move for building a diversified portfolio while also potentially seeking to protect yourself from inflation, which is a particularly topical issue in recent times.

Gold has historically protected investors from inflation. In times like these, where a combination of factors is leading to unprecedented price increases, this precious metal has kept its value well in light of significant declines among other asset classes and the loss of purchasing power among consumers. Nevertheless, it is important to note that there is no guarantee that what has happened in the past will continue in the future.

VanEck Gold Miners UCITS ETF


  • Access the most mature and stable companies in the gold mining sector
  • Protection from inflation
  • Regular income from dividends
  • Relatively low cost at 0.53% annually

Risk indication: 6 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

VanEck Junior Gold Miners UCITS ETF


  • Focus on young companies with significant potential
  • Exposure with greater leverage to the price of gold
  • Opportunities for significant expansion and growth
  • Relatively low cost at 0.55% annually

Risk indication: 6 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors of Gold Stocks


The Fund will be sensitive to fluctuations in, and its performance will be contingent upon, to a larger extent on, the general condition of gold and silver ore mining companies.

For more information on risks, please see the “Risk Factors” section of the relevant Fund’s prospectus, available on

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