FACTBOX-Precious metals holdings of exchange-traded funds

 LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) - Exchange-traded funds backed by precious metals saw record
inflows in the first quarter of 2009 as investors sought a haven from volatility in other
 ETFs back each security issued with physical stocks of a given commodity, creating a
product they claim is free from counterparty risk.
 Following is a list of the main ETFs backed with precious metals in Europe and the United

NAME                                       COMMODITY   HOLDINGS (OZ)          DATE      ORIGIN
SPDR Gold Trust GLD                           Gold    35,497,611         06/05/09       U.S.
ZKB Physical Gold ZGLD.S                      Gold     4,561,520         04/05/09      Swiss
Gold Bullion Securities GBSx.L                Gold     4,274,398         06/05/09         UK
ETF Securities Physical Gold PHAU.L           Gold     2,758,748         06/05/09         UK
COMEX Gold Trust IAU                          Gold     2,197,389         06/05/09       U.S.
Julius Baer Gold                                Gold     1,432,575         06/05/09      Swiss
iShares Silver Trust SLV                    Silver   268,400,196         06/05/09       U.S.
ZKB Physical Silver ZSIL.S                  Silver    46,296,679         04/05/09      Swiss
ETF Securities Physical Silver PHAG.L       Silver    18,001,307         06/05/09         UK
ETF Securities Physical Platinum PHPT.L   Platinum       334,458         06/05/09         UK
ZKB Physical Platinum ZPLA.S              Platinum       170,322         04/05/09      Swiss
ZKB Physical Palladium ZPAL.S            Palladium       556,906         04/05/09      Swiss
ETF Securities Physical Palladium PHPD.L Palladium       274,353         06/05/09         UK
 The figures above are those reported to Reuters by the organisations involved by telephone
or email on the date shown, or those that are publicly available on their web sites.
 (Compiled by Jan Harvey; Editing by James Jukwey)


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