| Goldman Sachs Physical Gold an investment trust. The Trust issues Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF Shares (the shares), which represent units of fractional undivided beneficial interest in it. Gold Corporation (the Custodial Sponsor) and Exchange Traded Concepts, LLC (the Administrative Sponsor and, together with Custodial Sponsor, the Sponsors) are the sponsors of the Trust. The primary objective of the Trust is to provide investors with an opportunity to invest in gold through the shares, and have the gold stored by the Custodial Sponsor. An additional objective of the Trust is for the shares to reflect the performance of the price of gold less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The AAAU stock yearly return is shown above.
The yearly return on the AAAU stock yearly return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the annual return over the calendar year 2019 for the given stock.
When performing this calculation it is important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's annual return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon.
One way to factor dividends into the return is simply to count them as cash — we don't do
that here. Instead, our website aims to empower investors
by performing the AAAU annual return calculation with any dividends reinvested as applicable (on ex-dates).