| Aberdeen Standard Precious Metals Basket ETF Trust is an investment trust. The Trust holds gold, silver, platinum and palladium in set ratios (together, Bullion) and issues Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF in minimum blocks of 50,000 Shares (also referred to as Baskets) in exchange for deposits of Bullion and distributes Bullion in connection with the redemption of Baskets. The investment objective of the Trust is for the shares to reflect the performance of the price of physical gold, silver, platinum and palladium in the proportions held by the Trust, less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The GLTR YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the GLTR YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether GLTR YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the GLTR YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.