Gold Miners ETF

  • Gold and silver are seen by many as an investment safe haven, a hedge against inflation
  • Gold Miners ETF presents direct access to a broad selection of the world’s leading gold and silver mining companies
  • Miners offer the best of both physical gold/silver and revenue generating companies
  • The Fund involves relatively low costs
  • The choice between regular and junior Gold Miners ETF

Risk: You may lose money up to the total loss of your investment due to Sector Concentration Risk and Risk of investing in smaller companies as described in the Main Risk Factors, KID (GDX/GDXJ) and prospectus.

Can Gold Miners ETF be Safe Haven for Investors?

Historically, gold has given the ultimate protection from stock market falls in the past 50 years. During that period’s five big stock market crashes, the gold price has risen or remained relatively stable.

Store of Value

Gold has been a store of value for thousands of years – also in the last century. While inflation has eroded the value of the US dollar, the world’s reserve currency, by 96% since 1913, gold has only grown in value so far.

Source: Bloomberg, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, VanEck. Past performance is no guarantee for future results.

Risk: Investors should consider risks before investing. See dedicated risk factors section on this website.

Gold Miners ETF Provides Access to the Best of Both Worlds

The Fund provides exposure to the world’s leading gold and silver mining companies, rather than holding the precious metal directly. Their stock prices returns are correlated with gold and silver prices, but they also have the following advantages:

VanEck, the Global Leader in
Gold Mine Investing

  • World's largest Gold Miners ETF strategy, with 11.25 billion USD in assets (combined globally, as of 18 November 2022)
  • The first to introduce a gold stock fund in the US (1968)
  • The first to introduce a Gold Miners ETF in the US (2006)
  • Recognized leader in gold investing with a monthly gold commentary

We Offer Two Gold Miners ETFs

Our Gold Miners and Junior Gold Miners ETFs offer a choice in how to invest. While the former gives exposure to established gold mining companies, the latter provides greater exposure to new exploration and higher sensitivity to the gold price.

VanEck Gold Miners UCITS ETF


  • The world's largest gold and silver mining companies
  • Established firms, with stable cash flows
  • Can be core of gold allocation

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

VanEck Junior Gold Miners UCITS ETF


  • The world's most liquid junior gold and silver mining companies
  • Young firms in exploration phase. Upside from gold discovery
  • Heightened sensitivity to the gold price

Risk indication: 7 out of 7

Lower risk: Typically lower reward

Higher risk: Typically higher reward

Main Risk Factors of Gold Miners ETF


Gold Miners Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall 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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