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  • 16 Glistening Gold ETFs Investors Should Follow

    05-18-2016 04:00 PM by Max Chen

    Gold exchange traded funds dulled Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed that the central bank could hike interest rates in June if conditions are right. The Fed minutes revealed that the policy makers are less concerned about risks posed by t...

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  • 31 Gold ETFs Investors Should Size Up

    04-25-2016 04:03 PM by Max Chen

    Gold exchange traded funds have been a bright spot in the markets this year as an extended low-rate environment, depreciating U.S. dollar and volatility pushed investors into the hard asset. At the start of the year, gold enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities market plunge...

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  • PowerShares Reopens 11 ETFs for new Creations

    02-26-2015 02:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invescos (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said it has it resumed accepting new creation orders in 11 ETFs that were temporarily subject to suspended creations. On Wednesday it is temporarily halting creations of new shares ...

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  • PowerShares Halts Creations in 11 ETFs, Including U.S. Dollar Funds

    02-25-2015 02:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Invescos (NYSE: IVZ) PowerShares unit, the fourth-largest U.S. issuer of exchange traded funds, said Wednesday it is temporarily halting creations of new shares of in 11 ETFs, including the PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP), the U.S. Dollar Index track...

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  • Gold ETFs and Inflation

    11-19-2012 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As global central banks speed up their money printing presses in an attempt to promote recovery, the prospects of further currency debasement will help gold exchange traded funds strengthen, with some anticipating a run up to $2,000 gold prices. Well take out $2,000, well go h...

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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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  • 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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  • Central Banks Will Devalue Currencies, Gold ETF Bulls Say

    10-05-2012 03:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to gold, many investors are making a bullish case for the precious metal based on the recent actions from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. The theory is that ongoing monetary stimulus will devalue currencies and make the precious metal more attractive. ...

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  • Gold ETFs Eye 2011 High on Central Bank Stimulus

    10-03-2012 09:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Recent easing measures from the Federal Reserve and other central banks have pushed investors into gold ETFs as a hedge against depreciating currencies. While October has historically been a weaker month for gold traders, some expect gold prices to shoot to new highs eventually. ...

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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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  • ETF Spotlight: Inflation Protection

    05-18-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on IQ Real Return ETF (NYSEArca: CPI), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $28.6 million. Objective: The IQ Real Return ETF tries to reflect the performance of the IQ Real Return Index, which tries to provide a hedge against U.S. inflation rate by generating "r...

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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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  • Gold ETFs and Inflation

    02-15-2012 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and exchange traded funds that track gold's price movements offer individuals the opportunity to invest in an asset that retains its purchasing power. After a string of monetary easing policies, many gold traders are expecting their investments to pay off as inflation rears ...

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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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  • Gold ETFs Climb to Six-Week High

    11-07-2011 02:20 PM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds rallied about 2% on Monday as the metals price closed in on $1,800 an ounce. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is rising today as investors seek safety and security. The fund is outperforming and pushing to its best level for six weeks, noted Tarquin ...

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  • Gold ETFs Retrace Losses After Bulls Hold $1,600 an Ounce

    10-28-2011 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have already recovered a big chunk of the loss they absorbed in September after prices held the line at $1,600 an ounce. ETFs that follow gold prices are up about 7% over the past month. The big question is if another record-breaking run at $1,900 an...

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  • A Quintet of Top Gold ETFs

    10-21-2011 07:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has pulled back this week but bulls are encouraged that prices have held at $1,600 an ounce, potentially clearing the way for a rally. After peaking to a record high above $1,900 an ounce, gold prices have cooled off. Yet investors who like gold may want to consider some ...

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  • August ETF Performance Report

    09-01-2011 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Stock exchange traded funds dropped sharply in August before recovering somewhat as Europe's debt crisis and Standard & Poor's downgrading its U.S. credit rating sapped investor sentiment. Meanwhile, ETFs that track market volatility spiked at the expense of equities, whil...

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  • Gold ETFs Add 3% as Metal Touches $1,800 an Ounce

    08-10-2011 12:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds showed no signs of stopping their recent climb on Wednesday as ETFs tracking the metal climbed 3% and futures touched $1,800 an ounce. Gold prices were rising after the Federal Reserve on Tuesday afternoon said it would keep interest rates at rock-bo...

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  • Gold ETF Holdings Climb to Record on Debt Uncertainty

    08-01-2011 05:37 PM by Tom Lydon

    Assets in exchange traded funds that follow gold prices are at an all-time high as more investors tap the liquid vehicles to get exposure to the precious metal. Holdings in exchange traded products backed by gold climbed a record $113 billion on July 29, according to data from...

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  • The Benefits of Owning Commodity ETFs

    11-11-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    At one time, long before exchange traded funds (ETFs) came into the picture, commodities were for institutions and others with the time and monetary resources to play the futures markets. Today, you (yes, you) can have commodities in your portfolio, too. These days, commoditie...

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  • 4 Ways to Get Gold ETF Exposure

    11-05-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are apparently this season's must-have portfolio item. Market watchers, however, are divided about how much steam the metal has left. The idea of gold prices hitting $10,000 per ounce sounds ludicrous to some perhaps as ludicrous as gold ro...

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  • Gold ETF Soars to Record Highs

    09-08-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A slowing economic recovery, falling equities, trouble in Europe and a general feeling of concern pervading the markets have converged to send investors rushing to the safe-haven of gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gold prices are responding in kind. Gold traded near a recor...

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  • How to Play China's Move With Gold ETFs

    08-04-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has a new heavyweight in the market, and it could move gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). China, the world's largest producer and consumer of gold, is striking out for a greater stake in gold, even as sideways markets keep the metal trading in a tight range. The People's ...

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  • The Best and Worst ETFs of July

    08-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    July was a better month for the markets, especially in Europe, where a bank stress test allayed most fears about the continent's finances. However, back in the United States, deflation seems to be the fear of the moment. As a result, gold traders, who were betting on an inflation...

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  • Top 6 ETFs of the Second Quarter

    07-01-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Economic uncertainty, lingering debt problems in Europe, tepid employment numbers and high volatility are just some of the reasons why the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have see-sawed in the part quarter. Still, investors found some safe havens and heavily traded in tw...

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  • ETF Spotlight: PowerShares DB Gold (DGL)

    06-16-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on PowerShares DB Gold (NYSEArca: DGL), part of a weekly series. Assets: $155.1 million Objective: Seeks to track the price and yield performance of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index - Optimum Yield Gold Excess Return Index. Holdings: DGL holds gold...

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  • The Case for Investing In Gold ETFs

    06-13-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) serve several functions in both good times and bad. These days, we're seeing it primarily working as a safe haven for investors. If you're among the worried, you have a number of options when it comes to getting exposure. Gold has been on a ho...

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  • 5 Things to Consider Before You Buy That Gold ETF

    05-20-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ongoing concerns about the direction of both the U.S. and global economies has once again thrust gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) into the spotlight. But before you take on this popular save-haven tool, there are five things you should know. Gold has a lot of appeal in a lot ...

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  • 4 Reasons Gold ETFs Are Surging Again

    05-12-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It feels like 2008 all over again. Fear about continued market volatility coupled with a wave of bullish sentiment for gold has pushed prices for the yellow metal and its largest physically-backed exchange traded fund (ETF) to record highs. Despite Europe's $1 trillion bailout...

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  • As a Haven or a Hedge, Gold and Silver ETFs Have Appeal

    05-11-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver exchange traded funds (ETFs) might move up and down with the whims of the broader market, but make no mistake: these investments have wide range of appeal and applications for any investors. The most recent swings in the prices of gold and silver were a direct...

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  • How Gold ETFs Got Their Groove Back

    05-06-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the uncertainty of Europe continues to spill over into the markets, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are reacting to all the swerves and bumps by inching higher. The yellow metal, which has been sitting at stage right lately, is finally getting another chance in the spotligh...

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  • Gold ETFs May Be a Golden Opportunity

    04-05-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    John Paulson, the famed investor who scored about $20 billion on a bet against subprime mortgages, has recently been placing a huge wager on gold. Interested investors can look to exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a cost-effective way to invest in gold, as well; especially if the d...

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  • April ETF Markets: What's In The Air?

    04-05-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Spring is upon us and April is typically a month of market bloomers that lays the groundwork for the spring performers, but the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) may be hindered by some economically constraining factors. The government has taken up another round of exub...

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  • The Top ETFs to Capture Gold's Allure

    03-29-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has been a reliable store of value for centuries and today it's no different. Investors looking to help keep their wealth intact during troubled times should consider a 21st century option in investing in gold: exchange traded funds (ETFs). When the economy looks shaky, j...

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  • Contango and ETFs: What It Is, What You Can Do About It

    03-12-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors love commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs), and with good reason. Aside from the usual benefits that ETFs offer, commodity funds deliver the kind of exposure to commodities that would otherwise be very challenging, very expensive or both. But not all commodity funds ar...

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  • Gold Approaching 2010 Highs; Will ETFs Follow?

    03-04-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Uncertainty about the pace of the economic recovery both at home and abroad, as well as a currency that's in flux, has gold and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) responding in kind. What's pushing gold up, down and all around these days? Concern about Greece. Thankfully, t...

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  • Your Guide to Investing in Metals ETFs

    03-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Fashion Week in New York just wrapped up, but one white-hot trend probably didn't come up: metals exchange traded fund (ETF) investing. Thanks to deficits and continuing concerns about the global economy, these ETFs have become more popular than ever. An increasing federal de...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs Pause: Permanent Vacation, or Just a Break?

    02-11-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) soared into the stratosphere last year before pausing for breath. Watchers of the metals are now wondering: are there more price spikes in the offing or does the pause signify a rally that's run out of steam? Analysts are...

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  • 5 Reasons Gold ETFs May Still Have Life

    01-26-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have been more than doubling over the past few years, giving related shares and exchange traded funds(ETFs) a glimmer. Can the metal break the $5,000 per ounce threshold?Are there fundamental indicators that prove gold is going to hit $5,000 per ounce anytime soon? P...

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  • Two Reasons Metals ETFs Are On a Joyride

    01-11-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is continuing on the path toward weakness today and the latest numbers from China show that its appetite for raw materials has only grown. Both factors are contributing to gains in commodity-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Is it sustainable? A weaker U.S...

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  • Gold Report: Gold Prices, ETFs May Continue Upward

    01-08-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have risen to such a point that it's almost inevitable that someone will ask the question: "Am I too late to the party?" According to the analysts at Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG), gold prices exhibited strength f...

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  • Experts Weigh In: Where Gold ETFs Are Going In 2010

    12-17-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) shattered records this year. With two weeks to go, investors are now thinking about what 2010 has in store for the popular precious metal. Gold's amazing advance this year could be marked by high volatility and corrections along the w...

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  • Gold ETF Setback: Is It Just Temporary?

    12-14-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to have hit a snag in the last week. Those who want to know what the metal plans to do next are sitting tight until the Federal Reserve makes an announcement on Wednesday. The surge in the U.S. dollar coupled with unexpectedly...

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  • Potential CFTC Regulations Prompt Fee Hikes in ETFs

    12-09-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors and exchange traded fund (ETF) providers are still awaiting a decision on commodity funds by the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission (CFTC). One provider is pre-emptively hiking fees in the meantime. Deutsche Bank Commodity Services is raising rates on seven of...

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  • New Records for Gold Has ETFs Soaring

    12-03-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As gold continues to climb up the markets, is there ever an apex in which the precious metal simply can't get any higher? Are exchange traded funds (ETFs) subject to this as well? Gold is seemingly unstoppable, today hitting records of $1,227 an ounce. The metal continues to ...

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  • The Gold ETF Rally: Is It Here to Stay?

    11-24-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    This year gold has experienced a surge in price as the U.S. dollar has weakened and investors have flocked to safety. But does this rally in exchange traded funds (ETFs) have legs, or is it gearing up to wind down? National Public Radio noted that gold prices hit a fresh reco...

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  • Gold Storms Through Threshold, ETFs Rally

    11-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The price of gold just can't be stopped these days. Future prices of the precious metal topped $1,100 today, giving related exchange traded funds (ETFs) a push higher, as well. Investors were driven into gold's safe arms by a disappointing unemployment report that was the cou...

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  • 6 Reasons Gold ETFs Could Go Higher

    11-03-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In an economic slowdown and a time of uncertainty, gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer an attractive alternative to investors. Let's take a look at six factors that could push the metal's price even higher. What's driving gold prices today isn't necessarily what d...

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  • The Rally In Gold ETFs: Overheated, or More to Come?

    10-21-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and the U.S. dollar are sitting on opposite ends of a seesaw and the dollar is dropping. Investors are finding that gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are prudent way to store wealth. More investors are buying positions in gold for the long haul as gold prices ...

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  • Gold ETFs: Up On Inflation, or Something Else?

    10-19-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The expected higher rate of inflation has been met by increased investment in gold. Yet, some are not convinced that inflation is the only factor prodding gold-related exchange traded (ETFs) to new heights. As the dollar gained last Thursday, gold gave up some of its recent ga...

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  • Platinum, Gold, Silver: How to Play Precious Metals With ETFs

    10-12-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The interest in precious metals of all types as an investment tool is growing, and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track these particular metals make exposure and diversification easier for the average investor. There are many reasons to buy into a precious metals investmen...

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  • 5 Reasons Gold ETFs Are Going Up, Up, Up

    10-08-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The extended rally in gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) brought gold prices to new all-time highs. Prices have risen to the point that the question on the minds of many is whether conditions favor this trend continuing. High gold prices, recently touching $1,049.7...

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  • 7 Things to Know About Gold ETFs

    10-05-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold investors can't seem to get enough of gold-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But why are gold ETFs so appealing? Investors are able to easily invest in gold through the use of ETFs and more are doing as inflationary worries rise and the dollar depreciates, writes Ben ...

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  • Gold ETFs: What Lies Ahead

    10-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have gained a lot of investor interest since gold has topped $1,000 an ounce. But investors should be on guard when it comes to the price of the metal in coming months. Long-term outlook on precious metals typically focuses on the low ...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs: Where Do We Go From Here?

    09-24-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The price of gold has been staying steady above its four-figure mark, and investment in gold and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) has drawn many seeking to strike it rich. But will gold's uptrend last? Gold has held onto its $1,000/ounce price level but in real, or inf...

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  • ETFs Open Doors for Some Priced Out of Gold Market

    09-18-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Record gold prices pushed some of India's traditional gold buyers out and sent jewelry demand down, but now many of those people are turning to gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) as an alternative. In just the last 10 days, reports Swansy Afonso for The Wall Street Journal, tr...

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  • Gold ETFs: Due for a Correction?

    09-11-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track them are glowing right now, but analysts warn that a correction could be just around the corner, so be cautious when it comes to basking in the light. This week, a number of gold stocks hit new 52-week highs as gold fut...

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  • Gold Tops $1,000; Your Many ETF Options

    09-08-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have once again surged past the $1,000-per-ounce mark on worries about inflation and a weakening dollar. Fortunately for investors, there's more than one way to play the metal's move with exchange traded funds (ETFs). Investors are worried about the prospect of inf...

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  • Reasons Why Gold ETFs Are On a Rush

    09-03-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices are on the climb again toward that all-important psychological barrier of $1,000 per ounce. Fears of inflation and market uncertainty could continue to push exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher. The latest run-up in gold prices has two factors: The concerns over...

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  • Gold Demand Dips, But Will ETFs?

    08-21-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The global recession finally appears to have taken its toll on global demand for gold. But has it dropped off enough to hit the metal's related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Recent numbers show that gold demand is down to a six-year low, thanks to the recession. Global consump...

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  • Can You Invest In Gold ETFs Using Jim Rogers' Method?

    08-17-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and gold-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) are a hot topic of late, and Jim Rogers is on board as a gold investor. But can Average Joes be successful investing in gold using Rogers' method? Rogers buys gold whenever he thinks about it, says Przemyslaw Radomski for the...

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  • 2009: The Coming Out Year for Gold ETFs

    07-09-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A gold exchange traded fund (ETF) investment can be one of the most conservative ways to provide a safe haven, especially during times of inflation. Analysts and financial advisors are predicting a substantial rise in gold prices over the next few years. With the prospect of ...

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  • Not All Commodity ETFs Are Created Equal

    06-19-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The invention of commodity-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded notes (ETNs) have been a boon to investors. But they're not all the same. Do you know the differences? One of the more common misunderstandings of investing in the commodity world is what comm...

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  • Are Gold ETFs Trapped In a Bubble?

    06-12-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are once again surging in popularity, which leads to the inevitable question: is this a bubble? Gold is extremely popular right now as an investment, thanks to its inherent haven-like qualities and its ability to move opposite ...

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  • 5 Ways to Play Gold With ETFs

    06-08-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Analysts are closely watching the performance of gold, as many are anticipating the $1,000 mark, so which exchange traded fund (ETF) should investors be ready to play? From April 17 through May 26, gold bullion jumped from $ 867.90 to $953.90 an ounce a 10% gain in less than ...

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  • Is Gold ETF Set for Another Spike As Inflation Fears Rise?

    05-14-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold investment in bullion and exchange traded funds (ETFs) has remained strong through the market turmoil. Now some wonder whether the metal could once again test the $1,000 mark.Could it be possible that gold prices are pushing the $1000 mark yet again? Current prices are arou...

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  • 8 Reasons ETF Investors Go for the Gold

    04-09-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    People have been holding gold for ages. Why, after centuries, do exchange traded fund (ETF) investors still find gold attractive today? Gold is a valuable component of an investment portfolio, writes Tony Daltorio for Investopedia. It has been shown that gold has held its valu...

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  • 8 Things You Should Know About Precious Metals and ETFs

    03-13-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Interest in gold from battered and confused investors is evident in the performance and popularity of gold- and silver-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Financial Times explains that gold broke the $1,000 per troy ounce last month, driven by the credit crunch and volatile...

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  • What's Next for Gold ETFs?

    03-06-2009 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have succumbed to the overall effects of an ailing economy and investors seem to follow the trend of shorting gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs). On Friday, gold futures closed slightly higher on flight-to-safety buying, reversing an eight-day losing str...

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  • Is It Time to Think About Shorting Gold ETFs?

    02-20-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As everyone is proclaiming the wisdom in buying gold and buying more gold, is it blasphemous to be uttering the idea of shorting gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? It may be unconventional and risky, but the prospects of profitability in shorting gold are there...

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  • Commodity ETFs: When Will the Trend Come Back?

    02-10-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In May 2008, commodities and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs) were booming. Oil and gold seemed unstoppable; food prices were causing people to hoard rice and it wasn't unusual to see someone softly crying while they filled up their gas tank. We wrote a report back ...

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  • What's the Outlook for Gold and Its ETFs?

    01-31-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold investors have found the Midas touch with gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) showing a small surge. Gold Cartel. "Gold bugs" have conventionally believed that gold prices were driven by increases in money supply. But recently, gold bugs claim that the U.S. auth...

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  • Several Ways Investors Can Access Gold Through ETFs

    01-21-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has a long and storied history as a safe haven, and now that there'san exchange traded fund (ETF) to track the movements in price, investors have taken even more interest in the commodity. Gold's Movements. In general, gold moves in the opposite direction of the U.S. ...

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  • What's Stimulus Impact on Gold, Platinum ETFs?

    01-12-2009 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Precious metals are lovely to look at and lovely to hold, but investing in these metals and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) may also prove to be quite profitable. In the third quarter, gold demand showed a healthy gain totaling 1,1334.4 tonnes, up 18% compared to a year ear...

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  • ETFs and Why Gold Will Hit $2K...and Why It Won't

    12-03-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    For those banking on the Midas touch, investors of gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are receiving mixed reviews on the potential outlook for gold. But overall, analysts seem to be in agreement that prices will remain at least where they are for now, if not shoot much higher. ...

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  • Retail ETF Investors Help Fuel Gold Demand

    11-20-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold demand is surging even as prices fall, and the largest gold exchange traded fund's (ETF) increased holdings isn't because of who you might think. Retail investors are sharply increasing their demand for more gold bars and coins, as it has presented a safe place to keep th...

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  • Gold ETFs Falter As Gold Rush Ends

    11-03-2008 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Threat of deflation has gold and gold-related Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) reeling. After reaching a record $1,033.90 an ounce in New York on March 17, gold has declined 31%, according to The Straits Times. The worst might have yet to appear as bank strategists are predicting ...

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  • Dow Soars While Investors Leave Gold ETFs

    10-13-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    After the Dow Jones Industrial Average's record one-day point gain today, though, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) might be losing some of their luster as a safe haven. Gold lost $2 in trading today, reports Dow Jones Newswires. The Dow soared 936 points after the world's maj...

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  • Federal Reserve Takes First Steps to Revive Markets, ETFs

    10-07-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    A plan to address the many issues our economy is having right now is taking shape, much to the liking of the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Federal Reserve has announced a plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt after invoking Depression-era emergency pow...

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  • Demand for Gold ETF Could Wane As Bailout Is Approved

    10-03-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world's largest gold exchange traded fund (ETF) has been getting a lot of attention amid the market turmoil, but the newly approved bailout plan could dampen enthusiasm for the safe haven investment. The House gave the seal of approval to the $700 billion package, and now ...

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  • Despite Bailout Optimism, Investors Flock to Gold ETFs

    10-01-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Optimism about the upcoming vote on the $700 billion bailout has been giving way to stock and exchange traded fund (ETF) fluctuations for much of the day today. The package is in the Senate, and would include tax breaks for businesses and alternative energy, along with higher ...

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  • Looking for ETF Opportunities Today and Tomorrow

    09-29-2008 04:06 PM by Tom Lydon

    Smart exchange traded fund (ETF) investors not only look for opportunities in areas that are currently moving up, but they also look for opportunities that may develop in the future, long before they're actually here. The credit crisis and the housing bust will both eventually...

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  • Dow Jones Loses Nearly 800 Points In Volatile Session

    09-29-2008 02:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest one-day loss ever, leaving few bright spots in the world of exchange traded funds (ETFs). The Dow today plunged 777 points, by far surpassing the previous record of 684.81, set in the first trading day after the Sept. 11, 200...

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  • House Votes No On Bailout; ETFs, Stocks Sink

    09-29-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the government's $700 billion bailout plan failed to pass in the House, fear tore through Wall Street and exchange traded funds (ETFs). As the vote was shown on TV, stocks plunged as investors worried that the financial system would continue to collapse on failed mortgage d...

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  • Gold ETF Hits Record Holdings

    09-25-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The world's largest gold exchange traded fund (ETF) hit a record number of holdings on Tuesday. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) jumped 2% to a high of 724.94 tons, an uptrend that gathered steam when Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy last week, reports Lewa Pardomuan for Reuters...

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  • Safety Net Hunt Leads Investors to Gold ETFs

    09-22-2008 03:33 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors nervous about the government's plan to extend a lifeline to embattled financials flocked to safe havens today, including gold and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs). The price of the precious metal jumped nearly 4% on Monday, report Frank Tang and Jan Harvey fo...

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  • Safe Haven Buying Sends Gold and ETFs On a Two-Day High

    09-19-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and the metal's exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped for a second straight day yesterday on a rush of safe-haven buying. The metal closed above $900 an ounce after a rush of save-haven buying took place on economic fears, reports Pham-Duy Nguyen for Bloomberg. This means t...

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  • While Gold and ETFs Sink, Some Analysts Call a Bottom

    09-12-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold futures dropped below a psychologically significant barrier yesterday, adding to its losing streak and taking exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower with it. The yellow metal dropped below $750 an ounce for the first time in nearly a year, reports Morning Zhou for MarketWatch...

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  • Some Staying In Gold and ETFs, Hoping for a Turnaround

    08-15-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Hope springs eternal: despite the retreating price of gold, some investors are still hanging on tightly to their exchange traded funds (ETFs). Mark Hulbert for MarketWatch reports that gold is posting a loss for the year-to-date, and gold ETFs are now nearing 18% off their Mar...

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  • Precious Metal Holdings and ETFs Decline Amid Selloff

    08-11-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    As the commodities pullback continues, investors are pulling their money out of precious metals and sending related exchange traded funds (ETFs) lower. ETF Securities says the amount of metal it holds to back its physical platinum exchange traded commodity (ETC) dropped 11.5% ...

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  • Throwing Caution To The Wind ETFs

    08-04-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Wind exchange traded funds (ETFs) are generating enough interest and returns to be more than just hot air. As oil prices are expected to stay high despite their retreat in recent weeks, investors have been considering renewable energy sources such as wind power as the next fro...

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  • Gold's Tight Supply, Soaring Demand Could Keep ETFs Looking Sharp

    07-23-2008 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold bullion holdings in the world's largest gold exchange traded fund (ETF), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD), reported a net inflow of five tons for the second quarter, making for a total of 948 tons. The price of gold averaged $896.29 an ounce in the quarter, reports Frank Tang for R...

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  • UBS Strengthens Gold ETFs Through Forecast

    07-15-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Short-term gold prices are forecasted to to go up by UBS Bank, as the financial market trauma thickens, and the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) strengthen. Gold is one of the places that investors feel the safest, causing the investment bank to see prices for gold average $1...

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  • Investors Run for Cover Under Gold and ETFs

    07-11-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The price of gold jumped to a four-month high, sending gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher. A dash of record oil (now more than $147 a barrel), a heaping teaspoon of mortgage-company concerns and a pinch of a falling dollar stirred together combined to leave a bitter tast...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs Looking Shiny Amid Middle Eastern Tension

    07-02-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As tension mounts over Iran's nuclear program, about the only thing looking shiny are precious metals, and their related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gold rose to its highest level in almost 10 weeks yesterday over speculation about Iran's nuclear program, while silver has ...

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  • Rising Inflation Sends Investors Rushing to Precious Metal ETFs

    06-26-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been quiet lately, drowned out by the ruckus oil has been causing. But in trading today, futures jumped at points by as much as $33 an ounce. The price of gold is now trading at its highest level in more than a month, while silver futures...

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  • Investors Follow the Yellow Brick Road With Gold ETFs

    06-18-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer investors a safe haven during economic crisis. We are experiencing a rough patch: equities are losing value, employment numbers aren't good, inflation is rising and fixed-income is getting hit by inflation, as well. The latest mark...

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  • Weakening Dollar Polishes Up Metals ETFs

    06-16-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) were golden today as the dollar lost ground. Gold futures rose to their highest level in a week as the euro gathered steam, reports Alan Fein for Axcess News. Silver futures also jumped more than 6%. A question many people are asking is whe...

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  • Russia's Economy and ETF Are the Story for May

    06-02-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The top-performing exchange traded fund (ETF) for May was Market Vectors Russia (RSX). Year-to-date, it's up 14.7%. It's just the latest good news for a country that's currently enjoying a 10-year economic expansion. Its gross domestic product has soared to $1.7 trillion in 2...

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  • Market Movements and Numbers Sending ETFs in Mixed Directions

    05-29-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The revised first quarter GDP numbers are out, and the markets and certain exchange traded funds (ETFs) mostly seem to be reacting positively. The initial GDP numbers were up 0.6%, but the revised number is 0.9%, reports Tim Paradis for the Associated Press. The Labor Departm...

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  • 17 Commodity ETFs to Help Hedge Your Portfolio

    05-28-2008 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    You are viewing an older ETF Trends article from 2008. You may be interested in reading our more current articles on commodity ETFs and ETNs. UPDATE: Since we ran this report, much has changed in the world of commodities. You can find an updated article here. Americans ...

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  • Investors Run to Gold ETFs, but Tonnage Demand Is Down

    05-21-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The ongoing market volatility and investor worries are continuing to fan the flames for growth in gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). But while the demand for gold ETFs is up, demand for gold in terms of tonnage is down 16%, dropping to its lowest quarterly figure in five years,...

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  • Stronger Dollar Leads to Asset Decline In Gold ETF

    04-29-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The top gold exchange traded fund (ETF) experienced its largest-ever three-day decline in its physical holdings. streetTRACKS Gold Shares (GLD) is the world's biggest and oldest gold-focused ETF. Between April 21 and 24, a company that tracks aggregate gold ounces under manag...

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  • Are ETFs And Gold In Danger Along With South Africa's Mines?

    01-28-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and platinum prices hit a new high on Friday, as one of South Africa's main metal mines was forced to shut down because of a lack of power, which could affect focused exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as the streetTRACKS Gold (GLD). Gold in London was pushed to a spot...

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  • Gold ETFs Get a Hand fom New Record Price

    01-08-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's another day, and gold sets another record, delivering a nice lift to related exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the process.Jackie Farwell of the Associated Press reports  that today, gold swooped past its all-time record price of $875 set in 1980 and at one point hit $88...

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  • Gold is Solid at 28-Year High and Its ETFs Shimmer

    01-02-2008 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Oil isn't the only thing making headlines today: gold has also busted records, getting their exchange traded fund (ETF) hopping. In these times of increasing geopolitical tension, gold is viewed as a safe haven for investors. As they begin to feel queasy about risk, they often t...

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  • Gold Flashes Back to 1970's-Closes Over $800 Per Ounce

    11-03-2007 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are on the rise, as gold closed above $800 an ounce, up 2%, for the first time since Jimmy Carter was president. Gold is up 27% this year due to the Federal Reserve interest rate cuts to lessen the strains on the financial markets, which helped...

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  • Gold (GLD) ETF Is More Popular Than Its Peers

    10-31-2007 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) have seen a dramatic interest in them as the dollar has sunk to record lows. These ETFs have also been popular among investors because they are viewed as a traditional hedge against rising consumer prices and general market turmoil. This could ...

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  • Commodities ETFs and Markets Lower as Everyone Awaits Fed's Decision

    10-30-2007 11:10 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodities-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) and the markets in general are lower so far today as both gold and crude-oil futures consolidated after their recent strong gains. Crude oil for December delivery traded down, amid fading concerns about production disruption in ...

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  • Gold Miners ETF Rises to New High

    10-29-2007 11:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    The exchange traded fund (ETF) Market Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) jumped to an all-time high today as gold approached the key $800-an-ounce level on broad dollar weakness. The ETF hit a record high of $49.76 in intraday trading, reports Wanfeng Zhou for Thomson Financial. Curre...

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  • Gold and Oil ETFs Hit Record Highs

    10-28-2007 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold futures exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed at their highest level in nearly 28 years on Friday, as gains in the metal were fueled by record-high crude prices as well as the tumbling of the dollar to a new all-time low against the euro. Gold for December delivery rallied $1...

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  • First Leveraged Commodities ETFs Coming Soon

    09-30-2007 01:02 AM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares is planning to leverage three of its commodity futures exchange traded funds (ETFs) to provide 200% of the daily return of the underlying indexes. If they are approved, these will become the first leveraged commodities ETFs, says Matt Hougan for Index Universe. Tho...

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  • Gold in ETFs Surpasses Bank of Japan's Holdings

    09-27-2007 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold held in exchange traded funds (ETFs) climbed to 823 metric tons, which exceeds the holdings of the Bank of Japan, Credit Suisse Standard Securities said. The Bank of Japan held 765 tons at the end of 2006, according to International Monetary Fund figures. Ownership of gold...

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  • Can Gold ETFs Shine Any Brighter?

    09-24-2007 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) continued to climb today despite the dollar's attempt to rise against its all-time lows against the euro. Gold for December increased 40 cents to close at $739.30 an ounce although it reached an intraday high of $741.60, reports Myra P. Saefong ...

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  • Gold ETFs Can Provide Shelter for Investors

    09-22-2007 01:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Demand for alternative investments, such as commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs), is rising. Gold rose to a 27-year high as the dollar sank to a record low to the euro. Claudia Carpenter for Bloomberg explains that as investors seek a hedge against inflation, bullion has advan...

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  • Gold ETFs Hit New Highs as Gold Approaches $740

    09-20-2007 05:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are up across the board as the price of gold rose to a 27-year-high Thursday. The spot price of gold touched $738.10 an ounce, which is its highest price since January 1980 when it hit it's highest price of $850, according to Muralikumar Anantha...

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  • An ETF Connection

    09-14-2007 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Have you noticed a possible correlation to the slowing of the economy and the rise of commodity and exchange traded funds (ETFs)? It's an interesting point that Dave Fry for ETF Digest makes, and as we dig a little deeper, seems to have some validity. Gold and futures-based oi...

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  • A Guide to Futures-based ETFs

    09-12-2007 01:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    Futures-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer another way to diversify financial portfolios, which is wonderful assuming you understand how they function. Futures-based ETFs are found in commodities, stocks, Treasury bonds and global currencies. For example, PowerShares DB ...

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  • Gold ETFs Continue to Shine - Gold Tops $700

    09-07-2007 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has shown itself to be a "safe-haven asset" as gold-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) are raking in the cash. Despite recent investor hesitation toward gold ETFs, they are here to stay, especially because they don't have physical delivery. The ETFs themselves p...

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  • Will the Future Sparkle with Diamond Futures and ETFs?

    08-22-2007 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If diamond expert/broker Martin Rapaport had his way, diamond exchange traded funds (ETFs) would be available now. However, his goal has a way to go before that happens. Rapaport's first mission is to make diamonds investable, like gold or other precious metals. When Rapaport n...

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  • Gold ETFs Good for Dollar's Decline

    08-15-2007 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    With the dollar in decline, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are looking, well, like a golden investment opportunity. Gold is generally considered a safe, solid and sturdy investment whenever the dollar's value decreases. Also, with the markets as crazy as they are lately, it b...

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  • Gold ETFs: Good as Gold

    07-24-2007 01:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Why own coins or gold bars when you can own gold exchange traded funds(ETFs) and not have to store the precious metal? It seems gold-focused ETFs are cutting down the trade of the metal through physical means. Despite a steady increase in the price of gold, sales of U.S. bulli...

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  • Gold, Copper, Silver Close High, Lift ETFs

    07-21-2007 01:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and copper finished the week at their highest levels in more than two months, sending the related exchange traded funds (ETFs) upward. Worry over high energy prices mixed with the weakening U.S. dollar continued to support gold prices, while a healthy demand for copper with...

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  • Metal ETFs Looking Precious Against Dollar

    07-17-2007 07:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) holding gold had a surge in purchases thanks to gold's rally started by the weakening dollar and rising oil prices. Sharp inflows into gold-focused ETFs can be a bullish signal because it shows long-term retail investors are entering the market, Reut...

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  • Golden ETF Opportunities

    07-03-2007 10:56 AM by Tom Lydon

    One of the advantages of gold exchange traded fund (ETF) investments and other precious metal ETFs is that they are a strong hedge against inflation. Another strong push to invest in gold comes from the supply and demand of it. This case is especially true in India (which holds ...

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  • DB's Gold ETF Collection Worthy?

    05-06-2007 01:31 AM by Tom Lydon

    Why isn't Deutsche Bank having much luck with it's collection of metals exchange traded funds (ETFs)? A closer look into one of their products, PowerShares DB Gold (DGL) may help solve a bit of the mystery. Since its January launch, accumulated assets are at $26.3 million, about...

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  • ETFs in the Gold Sector

    04-04-2007 08:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the price of gold approaches $700, there are exchange traded funds (ETFs) that focus on gold.  streetTRACKS Gold Shares (GLD) and iShares Comex Gold Trust (IAU) follow the price of gold, where PowerShares DB Gold (DGL) tracks gold futures.  There is also Market Vect...

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  • Gold ETFs

    03-04-2007 01:08 PM by Tom Lydon

    The bullion holding exchange traded funds (ETFs) were lower on Friday, StreetTRACKS Gold (GLD) was down 3.2%, iShares Comex Gold (IAU) was down 3.3% and PowerShares DB Gold (DGL) was down3.1%.  Simon Constable of reports that investors seem to have decided to ...

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  • DGL - A Better Gold ETF?

    02-18-2007 01:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    PowerShares DB Gold (DGL) may be an improvement for gold investing through exchange traded funds (ETFs). It's different in that it owns no gold, creating its exposure through futures market, with most of its assets in treasury bills that pay interest. Roger Nusbaum of TheStreet....

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  • More Metals, Oil and Gas Commodity ETFs for 2007

    01-04-2007 11:09 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) providers are banking on demand for commodity ETFs increasing in the coming year.  With global economies booming, we've already seen an increased need for oil and gas.  Metals demand, especially in emerging markets, have helped to push the pr...

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  • ETFs: low-cost way to invest abroad

    10-07-2005 11:44 AM by Tom Lydon

    International investing has become so much easier and cost effective with the proliferation of exchange traded funds (ETFs). Choice, liquidity, transparency, tax efficiency and lower cost are just some of the reasons why billions of dollars have been flowing to global ETFs late...

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