|Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund.||24.20||8.90||6.71||24.20||12.46||9.93||-13.40||108.69||198.34|
|Market Price (%) Market price return represents changes to the midpoint price and accounts for distributions from the fund. The midpoint is the average of the bid-ask prices at 4:00 PM ET (when NAV is normally determined for most funds).||24.93||9.04||7.58||24.93||12.70||6.68||-12.70||108.48||199.30|
|Reference Benchmark On March 20, 2015, the iShares Gold Trust began referencing a new performance benchmark, the LBMA Gold Price. From December 9, 2010 to March 19, 2015 benchmark performance reflects the London Gold Fix benchmark. Prior to December 9, 2010, benchmark performance was based on the Gold Futures Spot Month Settlement Price as reported by the COMEX division of the CME Group and disseminated through Bloomberg (“spot price”).||24.60||8.96||6.77||24.60||12.79||10.80||-12.27||115.28||209.53|
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.