Can you lose money with etfs?

These funds can be traded at high premiums, and if you buy an ETF that trades at a significant premium, you should expect to lose money when you sell. In general, ETFs do what they say they do and they do it well. But to say that there are no risks is to ignore reality. If there are big drops or corrections, your funds, including those invested in a Gold IRA Investment, will also go down. However, “there has never been a case in which a broadly diversified ETF has fallen and has not risen to higher highs later on,” Acuña says.