Buckle up, exchange traded fund investors.
ETFs following various asset classes were seeing huge moves Tuesday as global stocks rallied on hopes Eurozone leaders will take additional steps to deal with the debt crisis. U.S. equities were rising after the Senate reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown.
“We’re hanging on to every word coming out of Europe,” said Elliott Roman, managing director at Direct Access Partners, in a WSJ.com report. “For today, and for the moment, things seem like they’re heading in the right direction. But volatility could take hold at any point.”
ETFs have seen big swings in recent weeks, and that trend continued Tuesday:
- U.S. stocks: SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEArca: DIA) climbed 2.4%, following the Dow’s 260-point rally. [Global Stock ETFs Rally on Euro Hopes]
- Treasuries: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond (NYSEArca: TLT) fell 1.5% in the “risk-off” trade. [Risk Trade Drives ETFs, Correlations]
- Oil: U.S. Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO) soared 3% with stocks.
- Precious metals: ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) rose about 3% while ETFs Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) gained 6%. [Gold, Silver ETF Surge Ends Losing Streak]
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF
Chart source: StockCharts.com.