| Abrdn Gold ETF Trust is an investment trust. Co. holds gold bullion and issues Aberdeen Standard Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF (Shares), (in minimum blocks of 50,000 shares, also referred to as Baskets) in exchange for deposits of gold and distributes gold in connection with the redemption of Baskets. The investment objective of Co. is for the shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold, less Co.'s expenses and liabilities. Co. is designed to provides an individual owner of beneficial interests in the shares an opportunity to participate in the gold market through an investment in securities. The SGOL YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the SGOL 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 SGOL 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 SGOL 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.