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The Hypothetical Growth of $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.



As of 09 Dec 2010 the index tracked for this fund changed from COMEX Gold Spot Month Settlement Price to London Gold PM Fix The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted, and numbers may reflect small variances due to rounding. Standardized performance and performance data current to the most recent month end may be obtained by clicking the "Returns" tab above.
as of
  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
-2.51 -7.83 5.86 - 11.90
Market Price (%)   -3.34 -7.82 5.86 - 11.87
Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

- - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   - - - - -
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   - - - - -
as of
  YTD 1m 3m 6m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept.
6.78 -2.28 -0.32 2.64 -2.51 - - - 191.77
Market Price (%)   6.42 -3.57 -0.56 2.98 -3.34 -21.68 32.94 - 191.10
Benchmark (%)  

as of 31-Aug-2014

- - - - - - - - -
After Tax Pre-Liq. (%)   - - - - - - - - -
After Tax Post-Liq. (%)   - - - - - - - - -
as of
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Total Return (%)   23.46 27.94 8.66 8.37 -27.94
Market Price (%)   23.95 29.42 9.64 6.76 -28.21
Benchmark (%)   23.95 28.33 8.93 8.69 -27.61


The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.
Greatest Premium  

May 5, 2014

2.33%
Greatest Discount  

May 27, 2014

-0.73%
Days ± 0.5% of NAV 53
Percent ± 0.5% of NAV 84.13%
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Number of Days At:

Premium   35
NAV   3
Discount   25

Premium/Discount Range

# of Days

≥ 2.0 up to 2.5

2

≥ 1.0 up to 1.5

2

≥ 0.5 up to 1.0

4

≥ 0.0 up to 0.5

30

≥ -0.5 up to 0.0

22

≥ -1.0 up to -0.5

3

Chart Description  

Why is there a difference between NAV and Closing Price?  

Possible Timing Discrepancies  

KEY FACTS

Net Assets

as of 02-Sep-2014

$6,730,620,823
Ounces in Trust

as of 29-Aug-2014

5,319,292.19
Tonnes in Trust  

as of 29-Aug-2014

165.45
Indicative Basket Amount

as of 02-Sep-2014

484.249
Basket Amount

as of 02-Sep-2014

484.253
Inception Date Jan 21, 2005
Exchange NYSE Arca
Asset Class Commodities
Benchmark   London Gold PM Fix
Index Ticker GOLDLNPM

Shares Outstanding 548,500,000
CUSIP 464285105
Price  

as of 29-Aug-2014

12.46
20 Day Avg. Volume   314,547
Premium/Discount  

as of 02-Sep-2014

-
Options Available Yes

Sponsor's Fee 0.25%

Gold Spot Price   gold 

PORTFOLIO CHARACTERISTICS

Equity Beta  

as of 31-Jul-2014

-0.53
Standard Deviation (3y)  

as of 31-Jul-2014

22.07%

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iShares Gold Trust (the "Trust") has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus and other documents the Trust has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting www.iShares.com or EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Trust will arrange to send you the prospectus if you request it by calling toll-free 1-800-474-2737

Investing involves risk, including possible loss of principal. Because shares of the Trust are intended to reflect the price of the gold held by the Trust, the market price of the shares is subject to fluctuations similar to those affecting gold prices. Additionally, shares of the Trust are bought and sold at market price, not at net asset value ("NAV"). Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Shares of the Trust are intended to reflect, at any given time, the market price of gold owned by the Trust at that time less the Trust's expenses and liabilities. The price received upon the sale of the shares, which trade at market price, may be more or less than the value of the gold represented by such shares. If an investor sells the shares at a time when no active market for them exists, such lack of an active market will most likely adversely affect the price received for the shares. For a more complete discussion of the risk factors relative to the Trust, carefully read the prospectus.

Following an investment in shares of the Trust, several factors may have the effect of causing a decline in the prices of gold and a corresponding decline in the price of the shares. Among them: (i) Large sales by the official sector. A significant portion of the aggregate world gold holdings is owned by governments, central banks and related institutions. If one or more of these institutions decides to sell in amounts large enough to cause a decline in world gold prices, the price of the shares will be adversely affected. (ii) A significant increase in gold hedging activity by gold producers. Should there be an increase in the level of hedge activity of gold producing companies, it could cause a decline in world gold prices, adversely affecting the price of the shares. (iii) A significant change in the attitude of speculators and investors towards gold. Should the speculative community take a negative view towards gold, it could cause a decline in world gold prices, negatively impacting the price of the shares.

Gold Spot Prices provided by The Bullion Desk. No warranty is given for the accuracy of these prices and no liability is accepted for reliance thereon. Prices are provided on a reasonable efforts basis and delays may occur both because of the delay in third parties communicating the information to the site and because of delays inherent in posting information over the internet. Prices shown are indicative only and do not represent actionable quotations on prices of actual trades.

The amount of gold represented by shares of the Trust will decrease over the life of the Trust due to sales of gold necessary to pay the sponsor's fee and trust expenses. Without increases in the price of gold sufficient to compensate for that decrease, the price of the shares will also decline, and investors will lose money on their investment. The Trust will have limited duration. The liquidation of the Trust may occur at a time when the disposition of the Trust's gold will result in losses to investors. Although market makers will generally take advantage of differences between the NAV and the trading price of Trust shares through arbitrage opportunities, there is no guarantee that they will do so. There is no guarantee an active trading market will develop for the shares, which may result in losses on your investment at the time of disposition of your shares. The value of the shares of the Trust will be adversely affected if gold owned by the Trust is lost or damaged in circumstances in which the Trust is not in a position to recover the corresponding loss. The Trust is a passive investment vehicle. This means that the value of your shares may be adversely affected by Trust losses that, if the Trust had been actively managed, might have been avoidable.

Shares of the Trust are not deposits or other obligations of or guaranteed by BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliates, and are not insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other governmental agency.The sponsor of the trust is iShares Delaware Trust Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”). BlackRock Investments, LLC ("BRIL"), assists in the promotion of the Trust. The Sponsor and BRIL are affiliates of BlackRock, Inc. Although shares of the iShares Gold Trust may be bought or sold on the secondary market through any brokerage account, shares of the Trust are not redeemable from the Trust except in large aggregated units called "Baskets". Only registered broker-dealers that become authorized participants by entering into a contract with the sponsor and the trustee of the Trust may purchase or redeem Baskets.

Net Asset Value (NAV) is determined as specified in the prospectus: the Trustee values the trust's gold on the basis of the London PM Fix.

Certain sectors and markets perform exceptionally well based on current market conditions and iShares Funds can benefit from that performance. Achieving such exceptional returns involves the risk of volatility and investors should not expect that such results will be repeated.

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