Top Silver ETFs

The Silver price

Like with gold, an investment in silver is easily done with listed products like ETFs. Silver ETFs track the spot silver price closely, after taking management fees into account. Silver has a significantly lower specific weight and features a lower cost per unit than gold. Therefore, an investment via an ETF, as opposed to owning the precious metal physically, is even more advantageous for silver.

For investors, however, silver is usually only the second choice. This is because silver is less scarce and used much more for industrial purposes, compared to gold. Therefore, the silver price is a lot more sensitive to economic fluctuations and the associated risk is considerably higher than for gold, at times even higher than for shares.

Besides exchange-traded products on silver in US dollar, there are also currency hedged products in Euro and Swiss Francs available. These products are also considered in our comparison. Currently, silver is tracked by 7 ETFs.

 
0.40% p.a. - 0.71% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track Silver
-1.70%
return in CHF in 2021 per 31/03/2021
Silver ETFs

Cost of Silver ETFs

The total expense ratio (TER) of Silver ETFs is between 0.40% p.a. and 0.71% p.a.. These costs contain insurance premium, storage costs and additional management fees for the product.

 

The best Silver ETF by 1-year fund return as of 31/03/2021

All Silver ETFs ranked by fund return

 

The largest Silver ETF by fund size in CHF

All Silver ETFs ranked by fund size

 

The cheapest Silver ETF by total expense ratio

All Silver ETFs ranked by total expense ratio

 
 

Silver ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

Besides return, there are further important factors to consider when selecting a Silver ETF. In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all Silver ETFs with details on size, cost, age, currency hedge, instrument type and collateral ranked by fund size.

Compare all Silver ETFs in detail
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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m CHF
TER
in %
Currency hedge Instrument type Replication method
ZKB Silver ETF A (CHF)CH0183135976 1,230 0.60% p.a. - ETF Physically backed
ZKB Silver ETF A (USD)CH0183136008 427 0.60% p.a. - ETF Physically backed
ZKB Silver ETF A (EUR)CH0183135992 352 0.60% p.a. - ETF Physically backed
UBS ETF (CH) Silver (USD) A-disCH0118929048 170 0.45% p.a. - ETF Physically backed
Swisscanto ETF PM Physical Silver USD ACH0106405845 65 0.71% p.a. - ETF Physically backed
Xtrackers Physical Silver ETCGB00B57Y9462 46 0.40% p.a. - ETC Physically backed
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX USDCH0106405951 29 0.47% p.a. - ETF Physically backed

Source: justETF.com; As of 19/04/2021

 

Return comparison of all Silver ETFs

The table shows the returns of all Silver ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best Silver ETF, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF/ETC   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
ZKB Silver ETF A (USD) -4.68% -0.98% 7.18% 69.70% 44.52%
ZKB Silver ETF A (EUR) -4.78% -1.50% 7.09% 69.55% 43.92%
Xtrackers Physical Silver ETC -3.90% -2.05% 3.39% 69.27% 45.19%
ZKB Silver ETF A (CHF) -4.87% -1.70% 7.30% 68.92% 43.84%
UBS ETF (CH) Silver (USD) A-dis -6.35% -2.92% 3.27% 67.61% 43.63%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX USD -6.29% -2.64% 3.34% 67.54% 43.41%
Swisscanto ETF PM Physical Silver USD A -6.42% -2.77% 3.14% 67.02% 42.24%
ETF/ETC   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
ZKB Silver ETF A (USD) -0.98% 33.90% 12.43% -8.32% 1.30%
ZKB Silver ETF A (EUR) -1.50% 34.18% 12.34% -8.06% 1.23%
ZKB Silver ETF A (CHF) -1.70% 34.16% 12.49% -8.06% 1.41%
Xtrackers Physical Silver ETC -2.05% 33.27% 14.08% -7.88% -0.97%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX USD -2.64% 33.62% 14.86% -9.11% -0.77%
Swisscanto ETF PM Physical Silver USD A -2.77% 33.29% 14.72% -9.49% -0.97%
UBS ETF (CH) Silver (USD) A-dis -2.92% 34.02% 15.01% -9.31% -0.99%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in CHF including dividends

 
 

Compare all Silver ETFs which are hedged to Swiss Francs

In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all Silver ETFs with details on size, cost, age, currency hedge, instrument type and collateral ranked by fund size.

0.47% p.a. - 0.71% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track Silver (CHF Hedged)
-7.97%
return in CHF in 2021 per 31/03/2021
Silver (CHF Hedged) ETFs

Compare all Silver ETFs with CHF currency hedge in detail
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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m CHF
TER
in %
Currency hedge Instrument type Replication method
ZKB Silver ETF H (CHF)CH0183136024 244 0.60% p.a. Yes
(in CHF)
ETF Physically backed
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A CHF HedgedCH0106405894 68 0.71% p.a. Yes
(in CHF)
ETF Physically backed
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX CHF HedgedCH0106406199 12 0.47% p.a. Yes
(in CHF)
ETF Physically backed

Source: justETF.com; As of 19/04/2021

ETF/ETC   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
ZKB Silver ETF H (CHF) -8.61% -7.97% 3.70% 69.67% 32.73%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX CHF Hedged -10.12% -9.19% -0.11% 67.53% 32.90%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A CHF Hedged -10.22% -9.33% -0.35% 66.93% 31.88%
ETF/ETC   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
ZKB Silver ETF H (CHF) -7.97% 42.73% 10.11% -12.22% 2.82%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver AX CHF Hedged -9.19% 43.62% 11.84% -12.29% 0.89%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A CHF Hedged -9.33% 43.25% 11.53% -12.45% 0.59%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in CHF including dividends

 
 

Compare all Silver ETFs which are hedged to Euro

In order to provide a sound decision basis, you find a list of all Silver ETFs with details on size, cost, age, currency hedge, instrument type and collateral ranked by fund size.

0.60% p.a. - 0.75% p.a.
annual total expense ratio
track Silver (EUR Hedged)
-7.24%
return in CHF in 2021 per 31/03/2021
Silver (EUR Hedged) ETFs

Compare all Silver ETFs with EUR currency hedge in detail
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Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m CHF
TER
in %
Currency hedge Instrument type Replication method
Xtrackers Physical Silver EUR Hedged ETCDE000A1EK0J7 227 0.75% p.a. Yes
(in EUR)
ETC Physically backed
ZKB Silver ETF H (EUR)CH0183136040 41 0.60% p.a. Yes
(in EUR)
ETF Physically backed
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A EUR HedgedCH0106405860 38 0.71% p.a. Yes
(in EUR)
ETF Physically backed

Source: justETF.com; As of 19/04/2021

ETF/ETC   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
ZKB Silver ETF H (EUR) -7.92% -5.74% 6.27% 77.67% 25.90%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A EUR Hedged -9.38% -7.27% 2.58% 74.81% 24.59%
Xtrackers Physical Silver EUR Hedged ETC -8.39% -7.24% 1.42% 72.13% 24.41%
ETF/ETC   2021
in %
2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
ZKB Silver ETF H (EUR) -5.74% 42.38% 6.69% -15.18% 12.27%
Xtrackers Physical Silver EUR Hedged ETC -7.24% 42.59% 8.18% -16.17% 9.66%
Swisscanto ETF Precious Metal - Physical Silver A EUR Hedged -7.27% 42.62% 8.60% -15.89% 10.45%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/03/2021; Calculations in CHF including dividends