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  • A Surprising Call on Gold ETFs

    11-10-2016 12:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold exchange traded products such as Rex Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (GHS) and Rex Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Mkts ETF (GHE) were supposed t...

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  • When Will Junior Gold Miners ETFs Bounce Back?

    10-13-2016 10:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) and related small-cap gold miners exchange traded funds have come under significant pressure in recent weeks after being among the hottest performers through much of this year. For gold bugs, the good news is that some invest...

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  • Gold ETFs Could See Some More Downside

    10-06-2016 11:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    For most of this year, precious metals exchange traded funds, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) have been soaring, but gold and the related ETFs have recently come under pressure, promptin...

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  • Gold ETFs Retreat on Strengthening USD, Rate Hike Outlook

    10-04-2016 02:01 PM by Max Chen

    Precious metals exchange traded funds plunged Tuesday, with gold breaking below a key support at $1,300 per ounce, as the U.S. dollar strengthened on improving economic data and speculators looked to higher interest rates. On Tuesday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iSha...

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  • How Yellen's Jackson Hole Speech Will Affect Popular ETF Plays

    08-25-2016 05:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will give her much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech on Friday 10 a.m. Eastern, and depending on how dovish she seems, exchange traded funds on some of this year's most popular plays may either continue to push higher or find an abrupt ceilin...

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  • Gold ETFs to Hedge Against a Fed Surprise

    08-16-2016 02:44 PM by Max Chen

    Gold prices inched higher Tuesday, despite conflicting views from Federal Reserve officials. As the U.S.waits for the Fed announcement, traders may consider a bearish or inverse gold exchange traded funds to hedge against a more hawkish outlook. On Tuesday, the SPDR Gold Share...

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  • How to Prepare for a Possible Gold ETF Pullback

    08-12-2016 10:55 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) are trouncing the returns offered by equities and fixed income ETFs this year. So it can be said that, despite go...

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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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  • How ETFs May React to a Tech Rebound

    02-19-2016 04:27 PM by Tom Lydon

    The market sell-off has dragged on growth stocks. With the Nasdaq recovering, some sector exchange traded funds may surprise investors. While a rebound in growth stocks may cause investors to turn back to the PowerShares QQQ (NasdaqGM: QQQ), which tracks the tech heavy Nasdaq-...

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  • Gold ETFs Lose Their Luster in Risk-On Environment

    02-16-2016 03:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold-related exchange traded funds were tarnished Tuesday as a risk-on sentiment helped drive growth assets and weighed on safe-haven investments. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) fell 2.8% Tuesday as Comex gold futures dropped 2.9% to $1,204.1 per ounce. Meanwhile, the...

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  • Inverse Gold ETFs Bounce

    01-08-2016 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Upbeat U.S. economic data and a less anxious market are tarnishing the safe-haven gold trade, with precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds among the worst performers Friday. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) dipped 1.0% Friday while the Market Vector...

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  • Where Is the Bottom for Gold ETFs?

    11-27-2015 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    In the current economic environment, gold bullion and related exchange traded funds are stuck in a rut, with the precious metal experiencing six-week losing streak and trading around six-year lows. Over the past six weeks since the October 16 close, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEA...

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  • Short-Term ETF Play To Consider If Government Shuts Down

    09-28-2015 04:57 PM by Tom Lydon

    While some anticipate that a partial government shutdown ahead has diminished with the announced resignation of House Speaker John Boehner, safe-haven gold assets and related exchange traded funds could enjoy a short-term bounce if a deal does not go through. "If we do have a ...

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  • If Fed Hikes Rates, These ETFs Could Help Reduce The Backlash

    09-11-2015 02:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    While many expect the Federal Reserve to push off on a rate hike, there is still a chance of a higher interest rate announcement next week. The change will have wide reaching effects and weigh on many markets and exchange traded funds. The markets currently predict a one in fo...

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  • Gold ETFs Gleam After Reassurance from the Fed

    06-19-2015 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pushed off an interest-rate hike, gold related exchange traded funds popped Thursday, with bullion prices rising the most in five weeks. On Thursday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Phys...

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  • Gold ETF's Recent Strength May Be A Head Fake

    04-17-2015 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a series of weak U.S. economic data points, gold bullion and related exchange traded funds look more polished and are trading back above their short-term trend lines. However, a slowly strengthening economy could mean an eventual downfall in the safe-haven asset. The SPD...

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  • Ignorance is not Bliss: Investors Ignore the Best Leveraged ETFs

    11-05-2014 11:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    While remembering the familiar advice that inverse and leveraged exchange traded funds are not suitable for all investors and that these ETFs are best used over short-term time frames by active traders with the ability to closely monitor their positions, it is worth noting that s...

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  • Inverse ETFs Plays for a Bearish Gold Outlook

    11-04-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As the U.S. dollar strengthens and bullion prices draw near four-year lows, speculators are have grown more bearish, with some turning to inverse gold-related exchange traded funds. The physically backed SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has declined 3.1% over the past month an...

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  • Bearish ETFs for Gold's Lost Luster

    09-04-2014 02:20 PM by Max Chen

    Gold bullion and related exchange traded funds are under pressure as a stronger U.S. dollar makes purchases more expensive and demand dips overseas. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has declined 1.8% over the past month but is still up 5.2% year-to-date. COMEX gold futu...

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  • Dull Gold Helps Inverse ETFs Shine

    04-15-2013 04:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold is crashing with prices dipping below $1,400 an ounce Monday. Inverse ETFs are capitalizing on gold's misfortunes. The ProShares UltraShort Gold (NYSEArca: GLL), which tries to reflect two times the inverse, or -200%, daily performance of gold bullion, surged 15.8% Monday...

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  • Gold ETFs for $1,800 or $1,600 an Ounce

    03-12-2012 12:44 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds seem to be coiling for their next big move with the precious metals price hovering around $1,700 an ounce in March. Gold ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: ...

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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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  • Chart of the Day: Short Gold ETFs

    01-27-2012 10:17 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    On Thursday we saw evidence of options players looking to get short gold-related exchange traded funds, including SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX). Gold, as well as silver, have had impressive rallies the past several days and...

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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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  • The Contrarian: Inverse Gold ETFs

    11-11-2011 12:00 PM by John Spence

    Throwing aside whether or not gold is in a bubble, gold exchange traded funds seem to be a crowded trade lately. Options traders are positioning for more upside in gold ETFs by snapping up bullish call options at a brisk pace. [Options Traders Bullish on Gold ETF] Bullish s...

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  • These Inverse ETFs Short Gold, Silver

    09-16-2011 07:52 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that profit from falling gold prices have seen trading volume rise since the beginning of August as investors bet against the precious metal or hedge long positions. These bearish funds posted solid gains Thursday while gold prices moved lower. Global sto...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Inverse Gold ETFs

    08-24-2011 10:47 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Gold prices fell below $1,780 an ounce on Wednesday morning in the wake of the previous day's nearly 4% decline after the recent spike to record highs. Related exchange traded funds such as GLD (SPDR Gold), IAU (iShares Gold), SGOL (ETFS Gold), DGL (PowerShares Gold), SLV (iSh...

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  • ETFs that Bet Against Gold See Trading Volume Rise

    08-22-2011 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that profit from falling gold prices have seen trading volume increase as the precious metal tops $1,900 an ounce, a new record. Investors can use these ETFs to speculate on gold pullbacks, or to hedge a long position in bullion. Wells Fargo recently s...

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  • The Contrarian: Short Gold with ETFs?

    07-27-2011 12:12 PM by ETF Trends

    Gold, a hedge against uncertain times for thousands of years, seems to have everything going for it as the precious metal rises to nominal record highs priced in dollars. The long-term bullish fundamental case for gold is solid as the debt problems shaking Europe and the U.S. ...

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  • Is It Time to Short Gold With ETFs?

    09-20-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Once again, gold has surged to a record high as the U.S. dollar weakens. As the prices climb, more skeptics are asking the question: is now the time to short gold? If your answer is yes, you have several exchange traded fund (ETF) options. Gold has hit yet another record today...

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  • Gold, Euro and the Yen: ETFs for Changing Sentiment

    07-16-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Can you feel the changing tides? Gold prices are back to seven-week lows, the U.S. dollar has fallen off its perch and euro exchange traded funds (ETFs) are back in favor. Now that the sentiment has turned, there are a slew of ETFs to play it. Traders are fleeing the gold mark...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What's Next for Gold ETFs As Prices Dip

    12-07-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have been on a seemingly unstoppable run in the last few months, but it suddenly seems to be on pause. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) can give you the opportunity to capitalize, no matter what gold's next move happens to be. Gold's decline today is part of a ripple ...

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  • Stronger Dollar Trounces Gold, Silver, Platinum ETFs

    09-09-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The rising value of the U.S. dollar is making precious metal exchange traded funds (ETFs) look a little less appealing. Gold has now slumped to its lowest price in more than a year, following the government's takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, reports Feiwen Rong for Bloo...

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