These are the best equity funds for precious metals: First Eagle Gold Fund, Franklin Gold and Precious Metals Fund, Invesco Gold & Special Minerals Fd, American Century Global Gold Fund, US Global Investors Gold & Prec Mtls Fd, USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund, Allspring Precious Metals Fund, and Van Eck's International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX). INIVX has an impressive performance over the past year of 47.08%, however, it has an expense ratio of 1.45%, making it the most expensive when it comes to investor fees on our list. For those looking for a more self-directed option, a Self Directed Gold IRA may be the best choice. The fund's portfolio currently holds 81 shares and the majority (79.29%) are in gold mining or exploration companies. The fund's five main stakes include Barrick Gold (6.39%), Newmont Mining (4.39%), B2Gold (4.27%), Newcrest Mining (3.91%) and Alamos Gold (3.84%).