The Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: PHYS) currently holds 2,592,555 ounces of gold*. PHYS provides investors with exposure to physical gold at a time when demand is high, causing excessive premiums for coins and bars.
*As of February 28, 2021
The Trust only holds fully allocated and unencumbered gold — no exceptions. PHYS exclusively invests in London Good Delivery ("LGD") physical gold bullion.
Unitholders can redeem their units for physical gold bullion on a monthly basis, subject to certain minimum requirements.1
The Trust's metal will be held in custody by the Royal Canadian Mint, a Federal Crown Corporation of the Government of Canada. There is no levered financial institution between the unitholders and the Trust's physical bullion and no risk of financial loss in the event of a bankruptcy or nationalization of the financial institution.
The Trust offers a potential tax advantage for certain non-corporate U.S. investors. Gains realized on the sale of the Trust’s units can be taxed at a capital gains rate of 15%/20%2 versus the 28% collectibles rate applied to most precious metals ETFs, coins and bars.
Trust units can be purchased on any open trading day for the New York Stock Exchange or Toronto Stock Exchange. No need for investors to handle, secure or protect the physical metal.
Trust units are highly liquid, with average daily trading volume of $40 million, and can be sold on any open trading day for the New York Stock Exchange or Toronto Stock Exchange.
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|1||Please see “Redemption of Physical Gold” in the Prospectus.|
|2||15% long-term capital gains tax rate for single filers earning between $40,000 to $441,450 per year; 20% long-term capital gains tax rate for married filers earning over $496,600 per year. For more details, please see Tax Information and always consult your tax accountant regarding your particular situation.|
The Sprott Physical Gold Trust is generally exposed to the following risks. See the prospectus of the Trust for a description of these risks: fluctuation in gold price, fund expense risk, cash redemption risk, risk of losing London good delivery status, future gold price may be lower, risk of asset sale to pay expenses, uninsured losses, invalid insurance claim, inadequate insurance held by service providers, currency risk for non-US unitholders, limited insurance recovery, losses relating to physical redemption, speculative investment, liquidity risk, limited recourse against bullion custodian, investment risk, redemption risk, bullion custodian risk, trust termination, premium/discount of trading price, suspension of redemption, regulatory risk, competition from other gold buyers, market risk, forced asset sales, regulatory status of the trust, official sector sale of gold, reliance on the manager, obligation to reimburse certain liabilities, no management of the trust by unitholders, limited unitholder rights, changes in investment objective and restrictions, substantial redemption risk, currency risk, taxation risks, unitholder may be liable for the trust’s obligations, unenforceable actions or judgments.
Past performance is not an indication of future results. All data is in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. The information provided is general in nature and is provided with the understanding that it may not be relied upon as, nor considered to be, the rendering or tax, legal, accounting or professional advice. Readers should consult with their own accountants and/or lawyers for advice on the specific circumstances before taking any action. Sprott Asset Management LP is the investment manager to the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (the “Trust”). Important information about the Trust, including the investment objectives and strategies, applicable management fees, and expenses, is contained in the prospectus. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. There are ongoing fees and expenses associated with owning units of a Trust. The Trust must prepare disclosure documents that contain key information about the Trust. You can find more detailed information about the Trust in these documents. Investment funds are not guaranteed, their values change frequently. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or solicitation to purchase securities of the Trust. The information contained herein does not constitute an offer or solicitation to anyone in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized or to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such an offer or solicitation. Views expressed regarding a particular company, security, industry or market sector should not be considered an indication of trading intent of any investment funds managed by Sprott Asset Management LP. These views are not to be considered as investment advice nor should they be considered a recommendation to buy or sell.
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