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iShares Gold Trust owns gold transferred to the Trust in exchange for shares issued by the Trust (Shares). The assets of the Trust consist primarily of gold held by the Trust's custodian on behalf of the Trust. The activities of the Trust are limited to issuing shares in exchange for the gold deposited with the Custodian as consideration, selling gold as necessary to cover the Sponsor's fee, Trust expenses not assumed by the Sponsor and other liabilities, and delivering gold in exchange for Baskets surrendered for redemption. It does not engage in any activities designed to obtain a profit from, or to ameliorate losses caused by, changes in the price of gold. According to our IAU split history records, Ishares Gold Trust the Ishares Gold Trus has had 2 splits.
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Ishares Gold Trust the Ishares Gold Trus (IAU) has 2 splits in our IAU split history database. The first split for IAU took place on June 24, 2010. This was a 10 for 1 split, meaning for each share of IAU owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 10 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 10000 share position following the split. IAU's second split took place on May 24, 2021. This was a 1 for 2 reverse split, meaning for each 2 shares of IAU owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 1 share. For example, a 10000 share position pre-split, became a 5000 share position following the split.

When a company such as Ishares Gold Trust the Ishares Gold Trus splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business. When a company such as Ishares Gold Trust the Ishares Gold Trus conducts a reverse share split, it is usually because shares have fallen to a lower per-share pricepoint than the company would like. This can be important because, for example, certain types of mutual funds might have a limit governing which stocks they may buy, based upon per-share price. The $5 and $10 pricepoints tend to be important in this regard. Stock exchanges also tend to look at per-share price, setting a lower limit for listing eligibility. So when a company does a reverse split, it is looking mathematically at the market capitalization before and after the reverse split takes place, and concluding that if the market capitilization remains stable, the reduced share count should result in a higher price per share.

Looking at the IAU split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 5000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Ishares Gold Trust the Ishares Gold Trus shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of IAU, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete IAU split history. IAU split adjusted history picture

Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested

Start date: 06/25/2014
End date: 06/21/2024
Start price/share: $25.58
End price/share: $43.89
Dividends collected/share: $0.00
Total return: 71.58%
Average Annual Total Return: 5.55%
Starting investment: $10,000.00
Ending investment: $17,160.03
Years: 10.00
Date Ratio
06/24/201010 for 1
05/24/20211 for 2
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