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  • Asian Gold-Backed ETF Shutters

    08-13-2015 02:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities is closing down its Asia physically backed gold exchange traded, but investors can still track the bullion market with the fund sponsor's other option. According to a press release, the ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares (NYSEArca: AGOL) will be terminated at the e...

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  • Demand Strong for Gold, Silver ETFs, Says ETF Securities

    02-24-2014 12:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Thanks to rebounding prices in the commodities pits, gold and silver exchange traded funds are once again being favored by investors. ETF Securities, the ETF provider known primarily for its lineup of commodities funds, said its long gold ETPs last week saw $38 million of infl...

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  • Gold ETFs Under Pressure; Banks See More Pain

    11-21-2013 01:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold, once the darling in the investment world, is losing its luster, and exchange traded funds that track the precious metal could continue to weaken, with large banks anticipating further declines in the bullion market. After touching $1,251 per ounce Wednesday, Bank of Amer...

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  • Global Gold Demand Plunges As Investors Dump ETFs

    11-14-2013 01:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the emerging market's appetite for gold increased in the third quarter, it wasn't enough to offset the exodus from physically backed gold exchange traded funds and slowing central bank demand. Total gold demand in Q3 2013 was 869 tons, down 21% in the same quarter year-o...

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  • Global Equities Slip Helps Safe-Haven Gold ETFs

    11-14-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some Wednesday weakness in global equities steered investors toward safer plays, lifting gold prices, along with related exchange traded funds, from a one-month low. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was up 0.3% Wednesday. GLD is down 24.4% year-to-date. COMEX gold futur...

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  • Gold ETFs Brush Off Central Bank Policies

    11-12-2013 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold's inability to pull out of its rut, especially as three major central banks execute loose monetary policies that depreciate their currencies, is a bad sign for bullion-related exchange traded funds. So far this year, gold futures have declined 24%, and now trades around $...

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  • Five Reasons Why Gold ETFs and Miners Could Shine in 2013

    01-21-2013 06:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have remained relatively flat so far this year, but S&P Capital IQ analysts expect the precious metal to strengthen this year as loose monetary policies debase global currencies and low gold supply support prices. "S&P Capital IQ Equity Resea...

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  • Gold Coin Sales Keep Falling as Investors Buy Bullion ETFs

    01-16-2013 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Humans have been hoarding shiny flecks of gold for ages, but investors are beginning to shift from physically stashing away gold under their mattress to gold-related exchange traded funds. U.S. Mint's gold-coin sales have fallen to 753,000 an ounce, or 25% lower from 2011, rep...

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  • Gold ETFs: Bullion Prices Up for 12th Straight Year

    12-31-2012 03:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    While not quite as impressive as their 2011 run, gold exchange traded funds have experienced another golden year, with prices on bullion heading for the 12th consecutive annual gain. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has increased about 6% this year as gold futures end the year...

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  • Physical Gold ETFs: Which One is Right for You?

    12-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Physical gold ETFs backed by bullion have become popular tools for investors seeking an inflation hedge and insurance against major global events. However, gold ETFs vary in their fees and where the bullion is stored, for example. From a technical perspective, gold ETFs are tr...

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  • China Eyes Gold ETFs

    11-28-2012 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold ETF holdings of bullion are at all-time highs and the exchange-traded products have played a role in the precious metal's historic rally the past few years. Now, China is considering launching its own gold ETFs that could create more demand for the metal. Several fund com...

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  • Gold ETF Sees Inflow Despite Lower Demand for Precious Metal

    11-16-2012 03:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Overall demand for gold slowed in the third quarter although the largest ETF tracking the precious metal continues to see cash move in the door. The World Gold Council said that about 1,085 metric tons of gold was sold globally in the three months through September, down 139 m...

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  • Gold ETFs and Diwali

    11-13-2012 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have been trading higher on safe haven demand and inflationary fears, and now we are heading into the main season for gold in India, one of the largest consumers of the precious metal. India's two national stock exchanges held a special trading sessi...

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  • Obama Victory Seen Bullish for Gold ETFs

    11-07-2012 08:40 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold ETFs continued to rise Wednesday morning in the wake of President Barack Obama's election victory as traders positioned for more quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve. The precious metal's price spiked back above $1,700 an ounce on Tuesday. "If Obama is reelected, ...

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  • Eight ETFs for Gold Exposure

    10-26-2012 06:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold enthusiasts have found their way to the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest gold exchange traded fund and second largest U.S.-listed ETF, as the unprecedented string of Fed and central bank policies have stoked fears of inflation and currency depreciation. However, ...

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  • Gold ETF Holdings Rise to Record on QE3

    09-15-2012 06:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the gold rally in full swing, bullion-backed exchange traded funds now hold a record store of physical metal as investors try to hedge against the depreciating U.S. dollar in light of the Fed's decision to add another round of quantitative easing. On Monday, gold ETFs hel...

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  • Gold ETF Rally May Keep Running

    08-29-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track the price movement of gold toppled after prices almost hit $2,000 an ounce, but they have since recovered from their May lows this year. While the pessimists have been quick to call a bubble in the gold market, the gold rally may still have legs. ...

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  • Beyond GLD: Gold ETFs to Play the Breakout

    08-23-2012 01:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to gold, most ETF investors start by looking at SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the biggest fund backed by bullion. However, traders would be doing themselves a disservice if they didn't at least consider potential alternatives. First off, the SPDR Gold Shares ...

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  • Surveying the Gold ETFs

    07-08-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Traders interested in investing or hedging with gold tend to fall back on the most widely known State Street Global Advisors gold exchange traded fund, the second largest U.S.-listed ETF. However, its competitors are quietly chipping away at the behemoth's market share. Physic...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold

    03-05-2012 03:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The largest exchange traded fund for gold, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), saw inflows last week despite taking a huge hit last Wednesday. Our market technician David Chojnacki noted that short term technical support levels were violated last Wednesday, but positive longer t...

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  • List of Top Gold ETFs

    02-13-2012 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices are hovering above $1,700 an ounce and ETFs that invest in the precious metal could move higher in 2012 on Europe's lingering debt crisis and further monetary easing from central banks. Gold prices dropped 1.2% for the week ended Feb. 10, settling at around $1,725 ...

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  • Gold ETFs Up 20% This Year Despite Big Swings

    12-06-2011 03:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have seen volatility pick up in the back half of 2011 due to speculation over more central bank easing, Eurozone debt worries and margin hikes on futures contracts. Yet the precious metal is above $1,700 an ounce and gold ETFs are up 20% this year to...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold

    11-30-2011 11:35 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Despite the sell-off from peak levels reached in August and September of this year and news that well known hedge fund managers including John Paulson have been paring back their exposure to the metal, exchange traded funds that track the price of gold bullion remain the best per...

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  • ETF Spotlight: ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares (AGOL)

    08-17-2011 01:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares (NYSEArca: AGOL), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $69.4 million. Objective: The ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares is designed to reflect the performance of the gold spot price minus fees. Holdings: The trust holds physica...

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  • ETF Securities Strikes While the Iron Is Hot

    01-18-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities' success with its lineup of exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the United States could be called a case of perfect timing. Since launching its first ETF, ETFS Physical Silver (NYSEArca: SIVR), 18 months ago, the provider has hit $3.5 billion in assets. In a not onl...

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  • ETF Securities Unveils New Asian Gold ETF

    01-13-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities, the popular physically-backed metal exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, has pulled the lid off its newest offering: a physically-backed gold ETF that domiciles the yellow metal in Singapore. Will Rhind, head of U.S. operations for ETFS, says that the goal of E...

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