Precious Metals, Agriculture ETFs Outperforming Stocks
August 29th, 2011 at 12:28pm by John Spence
Despite a recent oversold bounce, stock exchange traded funds continue to trail ETFs that invest in agriculture and precious metals this year.
“Powershares DB Precious Metals Fund (NYSEArca: DBP) still holds its primary uptrend despite last week’s sharp correction,” said Tarquin Coe, technical analyst at Investors Intelligence.
“The chart found support just above the late April high and has since rallied. Today is seeing a slight but healthy pullback following two strong up days,” he wrote in a newsletter Monday. “Conditions are not overbought with momentum close to neutral. The relative chart against the S&P 500 maintains a series of higher highs and higher lows, so that trend remains up.”
However, the precious metals ETF followed gold prices lower Monday with a nearly 2% decline. Gold traded below $1,800 an ounce.
“It’s primarily the risk trade back on, and that hurts gold a little bit,” said Matt Zeman, head trader and analyst at Kingsview Financial, in a MarketWatch report.
Elsewhere in commodity ETFs, Powershares DB Agriculture Fund (NYSEArca: DBA) “has outperformed impressively since late August,” said Coe, the technical analyst. “The price is breaking to the upside following a pennant formation, a bullish consolidation.”
Powershares DB Precious Metals Fund
Powershares DB Agriculture Fund
The opinions and forecasts expressed herein are solely those of John Spence, and may not actually come to pass. Information on this site should not be used or construed as an offer to sell, a solicitation of an offer to buy, or a recommendation for any product.