ETF Resumé

GDXJTicker Symbol

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFFund

 

31.09

  • Change -1.74 (-5.3%)
  • Volume 11.18 M

4:00 PM EDT Oct 22, 2014
U.S. Markets are closed

  • Assets $2,291.5M
  • Expense Ratio 0.56%
  • Yield N/A
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
  • Vs 200 Day EMA %

Global Equity ETF

Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF is an exchange traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund's objective is to replicate as closely as possible before fees and expenses the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index. The Fund will normally invest at least 80% of its total assets in securities that comprise the Fund's benchmark index.

Performance
TODAY 1 DAY 5 DAY 10 DAY 1 MO 3 MO 6 MO 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR
-5.3% -5.3% -6.0% -9.8% -10.1% -27.5% -13.1% -23.7% -66.4% 0.0
Last Close Volume
AVG VOL (10 D) CHANGE
9,824,444 12.2%
Trend on Last Close
  Price EMA EMA P DATE CROSSED
50 DAY 31.09 35.89 -13.4% 09-02-2014
200 DAY 31.09 38.89 -20.0% 09-02-2014
Technical
ALPHA BETA R2 STD DEV
-0.0197 0.814 0.076 0.117
Copyright © 2011 QuoteMedia.  Data delayed 15  minutes unless otherwise indicated (View delay times for all exchanges).   RT = Realtime,  DL+ = Realtime BATS,  EOD = End Of Day,  PD = Previous Day.  
Market Data powered by QuoteMediaTerms of Use.

stock information
  • Enter the Bear for Gold Miners ETFs

    10-05-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Things are getting worse, not better for exchange traded funds related to gold. Starting with the usual suspects, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) closed at new 52-week lows Friday amid a stellar rally by U.S. stocks after the U.S. L...

    Read more

  • Getting it Wrong With Dollar, Leveraged Gold ETF Flows

    09-23-2014 02:40 PM by Todd Shriber

    After a sustained period of weakness, and by "sustained period" it can be said that means nearly all of the current century, the U.S. dollar is showing notable signs of life. Over the past month, the PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) is up nearly 3%. ...

    Read more

  • Reason for Optimism With Miners ETFs

    09-17-2014 12:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Gold prices are tumbling. That is a known fact and one highlighted by a nearly 5% tumble over the past month for the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world's largest physically-backed gold ETF. Not surprisingly, the declines have been even more pronounced for gold miners ...

    Read more

  • For Now, Miners ETFs Keeping Cash as Gold Withers

    09-09-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Gold futures closed at their lowest levels since June Monday, with well-known exchange traded funds following suit. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) each finished lower by about 1.1%. That glum Monday showing comes on the heels of...

    Read more

  • Comparing Two Gold Miners ETFs Yields Big Results

    08-21-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Comparing two apparently though notably different exchange traded funds can often turn-up important results. That is the case with the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ). Up 21% and 27.1% year-to-date, ...

    Read more

  • Paulson, Soros Stick by Gold ETFs

    08-15-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    Some big-name hedge fund managers continue to stick with their positions in major gold exchange traded funds and those trades have been rewarded this year as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has climbed 7.1%. John Paulson's hedge fund, Paulson & Co., for a fourth conse...

    Read more

  • Gold Miners, ETFs Gain Hedge Fund Fans

    08-11-2014 04:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors and hedge funds have shifted away from gold bullion in favor of mining stocks and related exchange traded funds as miners begin to reveal improved business fundamentals. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest gold miners ETF, has surged 26.7%...

    Read more

  • Expect Miners ETFs to Keep Outpacing Gold Funds

    08-07-2014 12:50 PM by Todd Shriber

    Three of this year's 10 best non-leveraged exchange traded funds are gold miners funds, which is to say those ETFs are outpacing physically-backed bullion funds in a big way. Over the past three months, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest gold miner...

    Read more

  • Overlooked Ratio Points to More Upside for Junior Miners ETF

    07-23-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors confront a plethora of ratios every day in the financial markets. Commodities traders and investors are likely familiar with the gold/silver ratio, the measurement of how many ounces of the white metal needed to purchase one ounce of bullion. However, an overlooked r...

    Read more

  • New Sprott Gold Miners ETF Debuts

    07-15-2014 11:42 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM) debuted today, becoming the latest entrant in the gold miners ETF field. The new ETF from Sprott, the Canadian asset manager that offers an array of precious metals, including the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSE: PHYS) and the Sprot...

    Read more

  • Equity ETFs Gathering Plenty of Cash in July

    07-14-2014 01:24 PM by Todd Shriber

    So much for the summer doldrums. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is sitting on a triple-digit gain, having earlier touched a new intraday record high during Monday's trading session. While the S&P 500 has another eight points to go to get back to its record high touched o...

    Read more

  • Another Gold Miners ETF is Coming to Town

    07-14-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miners exchange traded funds are among the top-performing ETFs in recent weeks and the group, currently home to about 10 funds, is set to grow larger by one when the Sprott Gold Miners ETF debuts on Tuesday. The Sprott Gold Miners ETF will trade on the New York Stock Exch...

    Read more

  • Miners ETFs Knock on the Door of Another Big Move

    07-10-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    When noting the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) are up an average of 24% over just the past month, forecasting another substantial move for these and rival ETFs appears tricky. Then again, GDX and GD...

    Read more

  • The Sort of Conservative Approach to Miners ETFs

    07-08-2014 12:13 PM by Tom Lydon

    There is no shortage of gold miners exchange traded funds from which to choose, but the two with enviable brand recognition are the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ). Up 18.2% and 28.5%, respectively, ...

    Read more

  • Junior Miners ETF Consolidates, Looks for New Highs

    07-03-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After surging 26.6% in June, the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) looks like it might be taking a short breather before starting a new leg higher. That is not a bad thing given the stellar performances turned in by gold mining ETFs this year, performances...

    Read more

  • Most Searched ETFs: No Silver Medals

    06-21-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    In a week marked by geopolitical flare-ups, U.S. stocks eked out gains on Friday to help the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average close at fresh record highs. The S&P 500 is now up 6.2% year-to-date. Although it closed modestly lower Friday, the PowerShares QQQ (Na...

    Read more

  • Miners ETFs Could be Ready for Another Rally

    06-18-2014 02:00 PM by Todd Shriber

    After being drubbed since peaking in mid-March, gold miners exchange traded funds are rebounding with some members of the group ranking among June's top-performing ETFs. Just look at the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ), the second-largest gold miners ETF...

    Read more

  • Junior Gold, Silver Miner ETFs Jump Above Key Trendlines

    06-11-2014 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Rebounding bullion prices are pulling up gold and silver stock exchange traded funds, with junior miners breaking above their short-term trends and looking to test long-term resistance levels. The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) was up 0.5% Wednesday whi...

    Read more

  • As Miners Wilt, Interest in Leveraged ETFs Rises

    06-04-2014 02:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    As gold prices continue to stumble, weakness is mounting in shares of gold mining equities and the relevant exchange traded funds. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) has shed 8.4% over the past month, but GDX, the largest gold miners ETF by assets, is far from ...

    Read more

  • May’s Worst ETFs: Commodities Crushed

    05-30-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Heading into Friday's session, the S&P 500 looks poised to close May in fine form. The benchmark U.S. index is residing near all-time highs and is sitting on a May gain of almost 2%. Those are impressive accomplishments in any month, but even more so in May. The fifth mont...

    Read more

  • Gold Miners ETF Flows, Return Go Their Own Ways

    05-29-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    After a decent start to the year, and in the case of mining exchange traded funds, a spectacular start, gold ETFs have again fallen out of favor. Supposedly benign inflation, rising risk appetite and tepid demand are among the factors that have pressured gold and bullion-backe...

    Read more

  • This Year’s Gains Nearly Gone for Gold Miners ETFs

    05-28-2014 09:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    At the start of this year, gold miners stocks and the exchange traded funds holdings those shares commenced one of the great Lazarus acts in recent memory in the ETF universe. After being bludgeoned and left for dead in 2013, a year that for some represents the end of gold's u...

    Read more

  • Paulson, Soros Still Love Gold ETFs

    05-16-2014 12:01 PM by Todd Shriber

    John Paulson and George Soros remain fans of gold and shares of gold miners , according to recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Paulson's hedge fund, Paulson & Co., for a third consecutive quarter, did not alter its stake in the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE...

    Read more

  • Some ETF Second Acts are Worth Viewing

    03-26-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors that have been following the exchange traded funds business for a while are familiar with the term "me too ETF." That is an ETF from one issuer that is younger than but bears a striking resemblance to another issuer's product. Not to be confused with me too ETFs...

    Read more

  • M&A Activity Could Help Junior Miner ETF Strike Gold

    03-20-2014 04:01 PM by Max Chen

    Gold miners have had  impressive run, rallying after years of trailing gold bullion and the broader markets. With gold producers gaining momentum, investors may want to take a look at small-cap gold miner exchange traded funds as smaller firms can benefit from potential deals. ...

    Read more

  • Gold Mining ETFs Thump Physical Counterparts

    03-18-2014 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold's 2014 resurgence has, of course, been a boon for exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of the yellow metal such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD). Bullion's bounce has been an even bigger boon for mining ETFs like the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYS...

    Read more

  • Country Risk Explains Disconnect Between Miners, Gold ETFs

    03-06-2014 01:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold stocks and related exchange traded funds lagged behind bullion prices for several years, but that trend is reversing in 2014. Along with price fluctuations, gold producers have to account for other costs and factors, including risks in the host country of their mining operat...

    Read more

  • Production Cuts Not a Bad Thing for Gold Miners

    03-04-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miners and the related exchange funds have been star performers this year. The resurgence after a dismal 2013 include five gold and silver mining ETFs ranking among this year's top-11 non-leveraged ETFs. In a sign of just how strong gold miners have been this year, the Ma...

    Read more

  • The Best of the Best: These ETFs Soared in February

    03-02-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a late day sell-off Friday, February was a strong month for U.S. stocks as the S&P 500 bounced back from a glum January to gain 6.7% in the second month of the year. In the world of exchange traded products, there were some forgettable performances. The worst perfo...

    Read more

  • Waiting on a Pullback to Buy Small-Cap Miners

    02-28-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    With a year-to-date gain of 32.6%, the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) easily ranks as one of the 2014's best non-leveraged ETFs. However, GDXJ is off 6.5% since Feb. 14, an arguably necessary respite for surging in January and through the first half of ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETF Finally Catches a Break

    02-20-2014 01:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    I do the "ETF of the Week" for MarketWatch every Thursday on Chuck Jaffe's MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments within the exchange traded fund market. This Thursday, I focused on the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ). After lagg...

    Read more

  • Seven Mining ETFs to Remember

    02-13-2014 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold futures are flirting with $1,300 per troy ounce Thursday. At $1,300, gold is still a long way from its 2011 highs, but the yellow metal's recovery in2011 has bolstered once downtrodden exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD), last year's worst ETF in t...

    Read more

  • Flows to This ETF Show Traders Prepping for Miners Pullback

    02-12-2014 01:11 PM by Todd Shriber

    Well-documented has been the resurgence of gold mining stocks and the exchange traded funds that hold those stocks. Entering Wednesday, seven of the 10 best non-leveraged ETFs this year were gold or silver mining funds. That roster includes popular funds such as the Market Vec...

    Read more

  • Bullion Base: Gold ETFs Could Rally Some More

    02-10-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Much of the attention being paid to the rally in gold-related exchange traded funds this year has been directed to mining ETFs. That is understandable because not only ETFs such as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF...

    Read more

  • More Good News for Mining ETFs

    02-09-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Good news continues to pile up for exchange traded funds that hold shares of gold miners. Not these ETFs need it. In what has become one of the most stunning year-to-year reversals in recent memory, precious metals mining ETFs have gone from lining the list of the 10 worst ETF...

    Read more

  • Another Cheery View of Gold Miners

    02-05-2014 01:54 PM by Todd Shriber

    Even if the exchange traded funds that hold shares of gold miners trade flat for the rest of 2014, their performance will go down as one of the best Lazarus acts in recent memory. Last year's list of the worst non-leveraged ETFs was a potpourri of funds holding gold and silver...

    Read more

  • Last Year’s ETF Laggards Rise in2014

    01-22-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Towards the end of every year, chatter starts about that year's laggards turning into the following leaders. Call it a dash to trash, call it a resurgence, and yes, call it comeback as five of the top-11 non-leveraged exchange traded funds to start 2014 are funds that were sav...

    Read more

  • Dueling Views on Gold Miners

    01-15-2014 08:46 AM by Todd Shriber

    Gold mining exchange traded funds, one of last year's most widely followed and worst performing segments of the ETF universe, are getting plenty of attention again this year. Fortunately for beleaguered investors, most of the news has been favorable. Helped by rising gold pric...

    Read more

  • Trying to Find a Bottom for Gold

    12-17-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Flagging a bottom in gold and gold mining exchange traded funds this year has been, well, fool's gold. Despite the fact that physically backed gold ETFs, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), are lower by 26% in 2013, picking bottoms for bullion has proven to be a difficu...

    Read more

  • Inflows Buck Mining ETFs' Price Declines

    12-04-2013 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    They are among this year's worst performers among non-leveraged exchange traded funds, but investors have been pouring cash into precious metals mining funds. Year-to-date, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca:...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Miners

    12-03-2013 11:52 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Despite the very weak price action in the underlying ETF yesterday, GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners, Expense Ratio 0.52%) continues to "net" pull in new assets over time (+$118 million), bringing the total year to date to about $2.5 billion added year to date via creations. T...

    Read more

  • Another Troubling Day for Mining ETFs

    12-02-2013 02:19 PM by Tom Lydon

    Already reeling from some dour November performances, precious metals mining ETFs have started the last month of the year in similar fashion to how they ended the previous month: Ugly. The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) is off 5.4% Monday. Struggling to stay above ...

    Read more

  • ETF Performance Report: November

    11-29-2013 01:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds ended November in listless trading after hitting record highs before Thanksgiving. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 3.7% over November. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite rose 2.7% and the S&P 500 increased 3.0%. B...

    Read more

  • Buyout Boosts Unheralded Mining ETF

    10-28-2013 02:17 PM by Max Chen

    A gold explorers exchange traded fund struck gold Monday as B2Gold Corp. (NYSE: BTG) agreed to acquire Volta Resources Inc. (VTR.TO). The Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) rose 7.7% Monday and is now testing its short-term, 50-day moving average. Meanwhile, Volta...

    Read more

  • Mining ETFs Vulnerable As Costs Rise, Prices Fall

    09-30-2013 04:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    After plunging on prospects of an end to easy money, gold miner exchange traded funds have lost their luster and may continue to languish, with many mining companies just barely making ends meet. According to a Citigroup research note, global gold on mine unit costs rose 12% y...

    Read more

  • Gold Miners ETF Goes Along with Index Changes

    09-05-2013 02:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest gold miner exchange traded fund, will begin tracking an updated indexing methodology late September. Van Eck Global will continue to use the NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index as the underlying benchmark index for GDX, a...

    Read more

  • Gold Rebound Fuels Upturn in Mining Stock ETFs

    08-08-2013 05:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Embattled gold miner ETFs continue to try to dig themselves out of a deep hole. The funds rallied Thursday as gold snapped a six-session losing streak, ending the metal's longest downswing in 11 weeks. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) gained 8.9% Thursday whi...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Miners

    07-29-2013 01:15 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Mining stocks have battled back recently, with GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners, Expense Ratio 0.52%) for example recovering more than 25% from its late June intraday lows and pulling in more than $100 million in net asset flows via creations. It is also no secret that Gold and...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Could Generate Profits from Lower Bullion Prices

    07-19-2013 01:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    Miner exchange traded funds have been one of the worst performers year-to-date, but with gold prices still hovering above production costs, gold miners could still turn around. According to Macquarie Group, gold prices are trading above miners' marginal costs, reports Nicholas...

    Read more

  • June and Q2 ETF Performance Report

    06-28-2013 03:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    After hitting record highs in the second quarter, stock and exchange traded funds experienced a steep correction in June, fueled by speculation that the Fed would begin tapering its quantitative easing program and a rising interest rate environment. Nevertheless, fears over an en...

    Read more

  • Fed QE Plans Throw Wrench into Stock and ETF Markets

    06-21-2013 04:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds stabilized Friday to cap a tumultuous week of heavy selling while Treasury yields hit a 22-month high and gold experienced its largest weekly decline in two years after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled an eventual withdrawal fr...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Take a Header

    06-20-2013 03:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner stocks and exchange traded funds plunged Thursday with bullion prices after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday indicated the Fed may taper its bond purchases. Speculation the Fed could move toward a less dovish stance hammered gold and miner ETFs. Th...

    Read more

  • Rising Rate Fears Keep Stock ETF Action Volatile

    06-14-2013 02:41 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities markets and stock exchange traded funds experienced a tumultuous week on fears that central banks will cut back on their stimulus measures. The week started off quietly enough, but the lack of additional stimulus plans out of the Bank of Japan sent the Nikkie spir...

    Read more

  • Traders See Gold Bargains as ETFs Shed $45 Billion

    06-07-2013 03:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold is attracting bargain hunters after a sharp pullback that has erased billions of value in bullion-backed ETFs. Gold traders are the most bullish since before the bear market began two months ago, Bloomberg News reports. Meanwhile, weekly sales of gold held in exchange ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Bouncing on Heavy Trading Volume

    05-30-2013 12:24 PM by Tom Lydon

    After years of trailing gold price movements, precious metals miner ETFs could finally be forming a base as the funds begin to outpace the underlying commodity. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) has gained nearly 8% over the past five days. The miner ETF jumped 5% Thu...

    Read more

  • ETF Performance Report: April

    04-30-2013 03:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    After hitting historic highs, followed by a prompt pullback in the middle of April, the equity markets and stock exchange change traded funds are making another run at the record peak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 1.8% over the past month. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Compo...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs: When Will Sentiment Turn on Most-Hated Sector?

    04-22-2013 02:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner ETFs are the proverbial falling knife and a lot of fingers have been lopped off the past year. Miner stocks have fallen harder than gold prices during the recent swoon, but the hated sector may finally get its chance to shine. Gold miners are trading near multi-year...

    Read more

  • Largest Weekly Selloff of the Year Weighs on Stock ETFs

    04-19-2013 02:55 PM by Tom Lydon

    Disappointing economic data, coupled with the tragic Boston bombing at the beginning of the week, pushed the equities market and stock exchange traded funds off their all-time highs. Despite trimming some of the losses experienced earlier in the week, the Dow Jones Industrial ...

    Read more

  • Gold Slump Weighs Heavily on Precious Metal Miner ETFs

    04-19-2013 01:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    The precious metals exchange traded fund market is taking a beating as gold prices slump and most precious metal mining companies take heavy losses. The worst performing miner exchange traded fund  is Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX), down 33.4% over the past month. ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs: Falling Knife or Turnaround Play?

    03-07-2013 10:32 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner ETFs have been brutal to investors for years, sort of a falling knife and a value trap wrapped into one. The sector has trended lower since late 2011 despite some violent rallies along the way. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) rallied more than 4% o...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Defensive ETFs to Shield Against the Fiscal Cliff

    12-14-2012 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The economy and markets are humming along, but potential risks still loom, namely the so-called fiscal cliff. For the more pessimistic investors, it could be time to look over some defensive exchange traded fund options. While Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer at Pacif...

    Read more

  • 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, ...

    Read more

  • The Outlook for Gold Miner ETFs

    09-11-2012 03:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Current valuations for gold mining stocks and exchange traded funds are offering opportunity to investors in comparison to the metal itself. As central banks boost their gold holdings, miners will benefit as demand for the precious metal keeps rising. "It's at the point where ...

    Read more

  • The Case for Gold Miner ETFs

    08-09-2012 09:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold investors have two choices when they want exposure to the metal - either the physical bullion or gold miners. Exchange traded funds that focus in on the miners have underperformed relative to the precious metal, but both are favored for the next few years by S&P Capital ...

    Read more

  • Comparing the Largest Gold Miner ETFs

    07-31-2012 03:39 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner exchange traded funds have become a popular tool for investors to gain exposure to gold, without investing in futures. Although gold miner funds like the Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) do not track gold prices spot on, they do rely on the precious metals' s...

    Read more

  • Three Gold Miner ETF Options

    07-30-2012 06:12 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold traders can directly access the precious metals through exchange traded funds. But for those seeking to gain exposure to the supply side, there are a few gold miner ETFs available. Gold miner ETFs have been terrible performers versus bullion in recent years with many inve...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold Miners

    07-26-2012 11:04 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Yesterday, on a gap up in spot Gold prices (GLD and IAU up 1.40%), we saw predominantly call buying activity in a Gold Miners Equity ETF, Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX). GDX has amassed more than $8 billion since its inception in 2006, and has exposure to names ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Get Back on Track

    06-11-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner ETFs recently reached a nine-week high thanks to a recovery after the steep sell-off. Gold producers still show positive technical and fundamental aspects that could provide further support. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) is about 20% higher from its...

    Read more

  • Have Gold Miner ETFs Finally Reached the Turning Point?

    06-01-2012 01:56 PM by John Spence

    Gold miner ETFs have been the proverbial falling knife that has lopped off the fingers off many traders and investors who have tried to call a bottom in this beleaguered sector in recent years. After several head fakes, are we finally seeing the fabled recovery in gold miner s...

    Read more

  • Will Miner ETFs Finally Emerge from Gold's Shadow?

    05-13-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner stocks are underperforming bullion prices to a degree seldom seen in the past three decades. Essentially, the spread between gold miner shares and spot gold prices is near a 30-year low. Gold has been stifled over the last two months and even dropped below its $1,60...

    Read more

  • Natural Gas ETF Rebound Continues with 9% Weekly Advance

    05-12-2012 08:45 AM by Tom Lydon

    The largest exchange traded fund following natural gas futures was the top gainer in ETFs this week with a 9% rally, stirring hopes that the recovery in natural gas prices is real. Natural Gas. The U.S. Energy Information Administration revealed a smaller-than-expected increas...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Bounce on Heavy Volume

    05-09-2012 12:27 PM by John Spence

    Gold miner ETFs saw a big turnaround Wednesday on heavy volume, raising hopes the long-suffering sector has finally hit bottom. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) rallied 3.1% in afternoon trade while its small-cap counterpart Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArc...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETF Falls to New 52-Week Low

    05-03-2012 01:04 PM by John Spence

    The largest ETF that invests in gold miners dropped to a fresh 52-week low on Thursday as producers saddled with higher costs continue to lag bullion prices. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) was down 4% on Thursday and has shed more than 20% the past three months. ...

    Read more

  • ETFs for Gold and Miner Stocks

    05-02-2012 10:51 AM by Tom Lydon

    The weak U.S. dollar and ongoing Eurozone debt crisis are attracting investors to gold. Bullion and mining exchange traded funds are among the best tools to gain exposure to the precious metal. "In an attempt to avoid a deflationary spiral the Federal Reserve engaged in succe...

    Read more

  • Junior Gold Miners ETF Breaking Resistance, Beating Large-Caps

    05-01-2012 10:29 AM by John Spence

    A long-suffering ETF following junior gold miner stocks is outperforming its large-cap peers after breaking above a resistance trend line. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is down more than 20% the past three months to trade near its lowest levels since early...

    Read more

  • Capitulation Time for Gold Miner ETFs?

    04-05-2012 03:14 PM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund indexed to large-cap gold miners continued its downward spiral this week with a 7% loss on falling precious metal prices. Many investors appear to be throwing in the towel on the beleaguered sector. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) touched a f...

    Read more

  • Don't Get Fooled by an ETF's Name

    04-01-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Investors should never be fooled into trading an exchange traded fund based solely on its moniker, lest they discover some nasty surprises down the line. While their moniker may give a sense of the what the investment covers, individuals will still need to do some homework on the...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETF Falls to 52-Week Low

    03-20-2012 09:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that invests in gold miner stocks dropped to a new 52-week low on Tuesday, falling along with bullion prices in March. Miner stocks have trailed gold prices in recent years. Investors are walking away from gold producers and moving into bullion ETFs, pu...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Lose Their Luster

    03-15-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner exchange traded funds are trailing gold prices downward as the more optimistic outlook upends the safe-haven aspect of the precious metal, pushing investors to riskier areas. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (N...

    Read more

  • The Case for Junior Gold Miner ETFs

    02-29-2012 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner stocks and exchange traded funds are beginning to show improvements as gold prices inch back to $1,800 an ounce once again. Investors, though, may find that small-cap or "junior" gold miners could outperform their larger counterparts. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Ride Bullion Toward $1,800

    02-28-2012 12:18 PM by John Spence

    Gold miner exchange traded funds were among the best-performing sector ETFs on Tuesday as the precious metal continued to march toward $1,800 an ounce. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) were up nearly 2% in recent...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs May be Near Turning Point

    02-23-2012 08:47 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner exchange traded funds may be gathering strength to finally outperform bullion on low valuations and a shift to gold-related stocks. Gold producers are heading for an "inflection point" triggering a rally, Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) CEO Aaron Regent told Bloomber...

    Read more

  • 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 ...

    Read more

  • Small-Cap Gold Miner ETF Jumps Nearly 30% in a Month

    01-30-2012 12:43 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund indexed to small-cap gold miner stocks is among the best unleveraged ETFs over the past month with a gain of nearly 30%. Are miner ETFs going to finally catch up to the price of gold? Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is up 28.4% over t...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Rise to Test 200-Day Average

    01-27-2012 10:57 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner exchange traded funds are among the top ETF performers this week, getting a boost from higher precious metal prices following the Federal Reserve's decision to extend its low-rate pledge out to late 2014. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Soar After Fed's Low-Rate Pledge

    01-25-2012 02:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking gold miners surged Wednesday on heavy trading volume after the Federal Reserve announced its commitment to maintaining low interest rates until late 2014 and the prospect of higher inflation. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) was up 5% a...

    Read more

  • Miner ETFs Bounce Off 52-Week Lows

    01-08-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Hard-hit mining stocks rallied last week along with precious metals exchange traded funds after the sector suffered through a bleak 2011. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) are both higher over the past fiv...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Sink to New 52-Week Low

    12-28-2011 02:55 PM by John Spence

    Gold miner exchange traded funds stumbled Wednesday along with bullion prices, dragging the stock ETFs to fresh 52-week lows. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 3% while Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) was down nearly 4%. Leveraged ETFs f...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs May Bring in Dividend Hunters

    12-28-2011 08:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking gold miners are caught in a downdraft, along with gold prices, coming off the Christmas weekend. Miner ETFs have underperformed gold by a wide margin this year, but some companies are raising dividends, especially the junior miner category. Marke...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Look to Catch Up to Bullion in 2012

    12-22-2011 08:14 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner exchange traded funds have lagged the price of bullion in 2011 and are poised to end the year with losses. Will 2012 be the year that miner stocks can finally close the performance gap with gold prices? Many gold mining companies are expecting the price of gold to ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Fall 4% as Stocks, Metal Weaken

    12-12-2011 12:23 PM by John Spence

    Gold miner exchange traded funds were hit with a double whammy on Monday as stocks and precious metals weakened on concerns Europe will slip into recession despite last week's ECB moves. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) ...

    Read more

  • Miner ETFs Fall Harder Than Gold in Metals Sell-Off

    12-08-2011 02:06 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in gold miner stocks fell more than bullion-backed ETFs during Thursday's sell-off in precious metals in what has become a familiar pattern this year. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 2.5% at last check Thursday while iShares Go...

    Read more

  • ETF Chart of the Day: Miners

    12-06-2011 09:11 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Late last week we saw the emergence of put buyers in XME (SPDR S&P Metals and Mining) as the exchange traded fund failed to close at recent highs after mid morning Friday strength, and finished down 0.61%. XME had a strong showing last week, rising over 15% from the previo...

    Read more

  • Are Gold Miner ETFs Undervalued?

    11-30-2011 12:04 PM by John Spence

    Is hedge fund manager David Einhorn correct when he says a "substantial disconnect has developed between the price of gold and the mining companies" that makes gold miner exchange traded funds a screaming buy? Valuations on gold mining stocks have fallen to their cheapest leve...

    Read more

  • Miner ETFs Pause for Breath, Follow Metals Lower

    11-10-2011 04:15 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in gold and silver mining stocks followed precious metal prices lower on Thursday. Yet some portfolio managers are betting miner stocks may be ready to take the leadership role after trailing metal prices for years. Market Vectors Gold Mine...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETF Aims for 2011 High; Einhorn Buys

    11-07-2011 09:33 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner stocks have bounced about 9% over the past month to outperform gold prices, raising hopes that miner exchange traded funds can make up ground after lagging bullion for years. "The gains in the mining sector are outpacing the gains in the broader equity markets whil...

    Read more

  • Gold, Silver Miner ETFs Suffer Tough Week

    10-22-2011 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver miner exchange traded funds took a small respite Friday from a week of heavy losses, bolstered by the glimmer of hope that European leaders will come to a solution on their troubled finances. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) lost nearly 7% last week, ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETF Hits Resistance; Volume Declines

    10-17-2011 01:19 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund indexed to gold miner stocks was down 2% on Monday. The miner ETF has run into resistance at its 200-day moving average, while trading volume has been declining during the October rally. Yet some investors think valuations in gold miners are compelling,...

    Read more

  • Investors Weigh Gold Miner ETFs, Dividends

    09-23-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    While gold prices have skyrocketed over the last couple of years, gold miner stocks and exchange traded funds have been lagging behind. Gold producers, though, are beginning to entice investors with higher dividend payouts. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) has a 12-m...

    Read more

  • Investors Shift Into Gold Miner ETFs

    09-21-2011 08:29 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner stocks have outperformed bullion over the past month and caught the attention of investors, who have channeled money into exchange traded funds tracking the shares. "Gold mining stocks have lagged the performance of the yellow metal so badly in 2011 that one of Wall...

    Read more

  • Gold Miners ETF Pares Gains After Breakout

    09-06-2011 10:00 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund that invests in gold miners pared its gains Tuesday after an early rally, following the fund's recent breakout. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) was fractionally positive after rallying as much as 3%. Last week, the miners ETF rose to a new 52...

    Read more

  • Tom Lydon on CNBC: Gold as a Momentum Play

    09-01-2011 01:16 PM by John Spence

    Tom Lydon appeared on CNBC's "The Call" this morning to discuss gold as a momentum play, as well as gold miner exchange traded funds. Tom offers his thoughts on ways to invest in gold and miner stocks. Watch the CNBC video to see the full interview.

    Read more

  • Gold Miners ETF Near All-Time High

    08-31-2011 10:53 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund tracking gold miners is back near the top of the range it has been stuck in for over a year, and some technical analysts think the ETF is poised to break out to a new record high. "When these sort of consolidations take place, I like to give the benefit...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Rally Back Near Lifetime Highs

    07-25-2011 02:49 PM by John Spence

    A rally in exchange traded funds that invest in gold miners has carried the sector ETFs close to their all-time highs from late 2010. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) is reasserting its relative uptrend against the S&P 500 as the fund eyes a new record relati...

    Read more

  • Gold, Silver Miner ETFs Follow Metals Prices Higher

    07-07-2011 04:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    Investors in exchange traded funds that track gold and silver miners are hoping their recent bounce along with precious metals prices signals a reversal from the downtrend since April. Europe's debt crisis heating up has helped push gold and silver prices higher, and miner sto...

    Read more

  • Van Eck Lowers Costs on 5 ETFs

    05-06-2011 12:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Van Eck announced it cut expense ratios for five of its Market Vectors exchange traded funds (ETFs). The changes are effective as of May 1 and are guaranteed for one year. The total net operating costs of these funds will in turn be reduced. The lower costs will also put the p...

    Read more

  • Why Miner ETFs Are Lagging Behind Metal Prices

    05-03-2011 02:26 PM by Tom Lydon

    Even before the steep correction in gold and silver exchange traded funds this week, ETFs for miner stocks were trailing precious-metals prices. When we see commodity prices shoot higher, we naturally expect commodity-producer ETFs to reap the benefits. However, as precious me...

    Read more

  • Miner ETFs Follow Gold Higher

    04-14-2011 11:03 AM by John Spence

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) that holds small-cap gold miner stocks was up more than 2% Thursday afternoon, tracking the move higher in gold and other metals. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) added 2.6% in recent trades. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEA...

    Read more

  • Tom Lydon on CNBC – Commodity ETFs in a Bubble?

    04-11-2011 09:21 AM by Tom Lydon

    Tom Lydon appeared on The Call this morning to discuss commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gold and silver are getting a lot of attention, but there are many more choices to help fend off inflation. Watch the CNBC video to see the full interview.

    Read more

  • Gold And Silver Miner ETFs Break Out

    04-07-2011 04:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver miner exchange traded funds (ETFs) are breaking out as precious-metals prices are rising fast. Gold futures hit a new high Wednesday, and silver prices are up over 27% this year alone. [Gold, Silver ETFs Sparkle As Metals Hit New Highs.] Market Vectors Gold Min...

    Read more

  • Tom Lydon Talks Gold ETFs on CNBC

    04-06-2011 11:37 AM by Tom Lydon

    Today on Power Lunch, Tom discusses reasons to be bullish on gold and exchange traded funds (ETFs) to play gold. Watch the full interview here.

    Read more

  • ETFs Start Strong As Gold, Treasury Yields Rise

    04-06-2011 07:52 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) opened strong on Wall Street Wednesday as gold rallied to a new high and Treasury prices slipped. Gold futures rallied above $1,460 an ounce to a new intraday record and silver prices hit a 31-year high Wednesday, as investors flocked to the safe ...

    Read more

  • ETFs Closed Flat On Fed Comments

    04-05-2011 03:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed not far from where they opened after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its most recent meeting that showed members of the central bank are split about inflation. The Federal Reserve is planning how to end years of ultra-loose moneta...

    Read more

  • Miner, Coffee And Semiconductor ETFs Lead Rally

    04-05-2011 12:30 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking miners, coffee futures and semiconductor stocks paced Tuesday's gainers as the commodity markets again stole the spotlight. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) were both...

    Read more

  • ETFs Rally on Jobs Growth and Tech Stocks

    03-30-2011 03:23 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) closed broadly higher Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a nearly six-week closing high, helped by enthusiasm for a private-sector report on March jobs growth and a rally in telecom stocks. U.S. private employers added more tha...

    Read more

  • Gold ETFs Ease Back from Record Highs

    03-28-2011 04:39 AM by John Spence

    The largest exchange traded fund (ETF) tracking gold prices, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), was set to ease back from last week's record high at Monday's open as precious metals have received a tailwind from a weaker dollar. The $56 billion gold ETF spiked as high as $141.2...

    Read more

  • Precious Metal, Energy Shares Lift ETFs

    03-23-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged higher on Wednesday as a rise in mining and energy shares offset worries about unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, while analysts saw more gains in oil ahead. Sales of new U.S. homes sank to a record low in February and prices were t...

    Read more

  • ETFs Rally On Corporate Mergers And Stability In Japan

    03-21-2011 03:03 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) rallied Monday for a third straight day, finding support from corporate mergers and signs that Japan may be closer to stabilizing the nuclear crisis at its earthquake-hit plant. Crude-oil futures gained Monday as conflict in Libya escalated, with ...

    Read more

  • What Gold to Own With ETFs

    03-12-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices rose after the earthquake in Japan renewed interest in safe-haven investing of the metal and related-exchange traded funds (ETFs).  Matt Whitaker for The Wall Street Journal reports the most actively traded contract for April delivery, rose $9.30, to settle at $1,421....

    Read more

  • Alternative Ways to Play Gold With ETFs

    02-28-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are all the rage these days, and some of the most popular funds are the most successful. However, there are some lesser-known funds that can give you access to gold, as well. [Gold ETFs Show Their Safe Haven Mettle.] Gold miner funds are a ...

    Read more

  • How Gold Miner ETFs Stay Strong, Even As Prices Cool

    02-18-2011 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Although gold prices have retreated from their highs, gold miner exchange traded funds (ETFs) are still a viable way to profit from the still-elevated prices. Gold miners are on a tear these days. Here's why: Gold prices may not be at records anymore, but they are still hi...

    Read more

  • What's Got Gold Miner ETFs Down?

    01-09-2011 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite sky-high gold prices, even after this most recent pullback, gold miner exchange traded funds (ETFs) are suddenly feeling some pain. What gives? Gold prices gained 25% last year and gold miner ETFs did even better; Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) finished the...

    Read more

  • November’s Top-Performing ETFs

    12-02-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the stock markets were stuck in sideways trading for most of November, commodities picked up the slack. Silver rallied on the strength of gold and the energy sector reported higher profits. Silver. Global holdings in silver-backed ETFs stand at more than 448,887,000 mil...

    Read more

  • Why Junior Gold Miners ETF Shines

    11-22-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    This year has been all about gold, gold, gold. In an asset class that's booming, what has set the junior gold miners exchange traded fund (ETF) apart from the pack? It's been a great year for gold miners. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is the ETF for...

    Read more

  • ETF Spotlight: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (GDXJ)

    11-10-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ), part of a weekly series. Assets: $2 billion Objective: Tracks the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index, which holds small- and mid-cap companies that generate at least 50% of their revenues from gold or...

    Read more

  • ETFs Mixed on Wave of Dealmaking

    11-09-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    A round of corporate dealmaking has the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) mixed as they try to suss out the ultimate impact. Oil giant Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) announced that it plans on acquiring Atlas Energy (NYSE: ATLS) in a deal valued at $4.3 billion. The news has ...

    Read more

  • 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 r...

    Read more

  • 4 Reasons Gold ETFs Are Still A Popular Bet

    10-26-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold shares and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are raking in the assets, as the metal is up 21% this year. But many traders are beginning to wonder whether market conditions are in place to continue gold's momentum. Analysts and market watchers say that the fundamentals driving ...

    Read more

  • Metals ETFs May Face CFTC Scrutiny

    09-23-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Over the last few years, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been watched and scrutinized by regulators. In the wake of an onslaught of new ETFs that give exposure to precious metals, the CFTC might now start taking a look at miners. There have been a number of new ETF...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • The Top 5 ETFs of August

    09-01-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Volatility and uncertainty in the markets have driven investors to safer bets in exchange traded funds (ETFs). Take a look at the top five ETFs for August and you'll see a trend emerge... Treasury Bonds. Yields on Treasury bonds are sinking faster than a lead balloon. The yie...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Riding High After Earnings

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

    Gold exchange traded fund (ETF) investors aren't the only ones on the market benefiting from higher gold prices. It's also translated into a satisfying earnings season for miners. The second quarter was kind to gold miners: According to Forbes, Goldcorp. (NYSE: GG) said th...

    Read more

  • 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 ...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs: A Better Option?

    07-23-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    For investors who don't want to deal with the tax implications of futures-backed gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) or those that hold the physical metal, gold miner funds may be an appealing option. Almost 70 respected economists, academics, gold analysts and market commentato...

    Read more

  • How to Choose the Right Gold ETF for You

    07-09-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold has been on a torrid upswing over the past few years, reflecting investors' fears of inflation and recession. Accompanying that rise has been the increasing popularity of gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). When it comes to knowing which one you should own, though, it's a mat...

    Read more

  • Gold ETFs: Ready to Explode?

    07-08-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    It's hard to tell where the market and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are headed these days. The bears are clamoring for safe havens in U.S. Treasuries and commodities, while the bulls are clinging onto any positive economic news they can lay their hands on. The S&P 500 is up a...

    Read more

  • Crisis in Europe: ETFs for a Greek Tragedy

    06-17-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After getting punched around in recent weeks, euro currency exchange traded funds (ETFs) have surged 2.6% in the last week alone. The question being asked now is, "Is the worst over?" The most recent news emerging from Europe is hardly music to anyone's ears: A downgrade o...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Gold Prices Give Gold Miner ETFs a Charge

    06-10-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Even though gold prices pulled back today, gold miners should still reap the rewards of bigger profit margins as long as the price remains at its elevated levels. And there lies one of the benefits of gold miner exchange traded funds (ETFs). Gold for August delivery settled do...

    Read more

  • 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 ...

    Read more

  • ETFs That Could Benefit as BRICs Get Stronger

    05-17-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Last year, leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) floated the idea of conducting trade without relying on the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency. At the group's second summit in Brazil last month, BRIC countries voiced the need for big changes that could add to the st...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Possible Mining Tax Smacks Gold Miner, Australia ETFs

    05-04-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A hefty tax could be in the offing for Australia's miner's and other natural resource companies. Although it's not official yet, it has many pondering what the impact would be for related exchange traded funds (ETFs) as well as one of the world's largest mining sectors.  Can...

    Read more

  • Gold Miners Report Strong Earnings; Own Them In This ETF

    04-29-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    A bevy of gold miners reported first-quarter earnings this week, and the results were nothing short of stellar. If you're looking to ride the current gold rush, you may want to consider gaining exposure through gold-miner related exchange traded funds (ETFs). Newmont Mining (N...

    Read more

  • Why Gold Miner ETFs Are Striking While the Iron Is Hot

    04-21-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The elevated price of gold has gold miners and exchange traded funds (ETFs) holding their shares salivating. If gold's price remains as high as it is now, deals and investments could shift the gold mining landscape for good. These days, gold is trading above $1,100 an ounce co...

    Read more

  • Why Gold Miner ETFs Are Outperforming Gold

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

    Gold miner exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been outperforming gold ETFs for the last month. Gold certainly hasn't been a slouch this year, at least managing to grip tight to its current price levels. But why are gold miners leaving them in the dust? Market Vectors Gold Mine...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • How Metals ETFs Changed Investing

    03-23-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It once was all about the Benjamins, but now it seems to be all about the metals. Access to the metals market is expanding at a phenomenal rate with the aid of exchange traded funds (ETFs). The popularity of the ETFs reveals the growing acceptance of commodities as a useful portf...

    Read more

  • Gold Miner ETFs Quiet, But Maybe Not for Long

    03-18-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) haven't been shining quite the way they did last year; year-to-date, they're up a scant 2% or so. But those who extract and produce the gold aren't letting that get them down. Gold may not have a banner year this year, but a recovery that lurc...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Gold ETFs: Junior Miners, Bullion Get a Boost

    02-02-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are adding to their gains on improved confidence about debt in the Eurozone and Washington's moves to assist small businesses. Gold has also been given some support by a better-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP of 5.7% and an increas...

    Read more

  • Mining ETFs: Their Time to Shine?

    12-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have dropped off and miners associated with the precious metal have been dragged along with them. However,  mining exchange traded funds (ETFs) have felt these steep declines before, and each decline has only made them stronger. Will this time be any different? Aft...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • Junior Gold Miner ETF Luring Investors As Gold Tops Records

    12-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund (ETF) aimed at the small- and mid-cap gold mining companies has already been greeted with some solid, impressive interest among investors. Market Vectors Gold Miners Juniors (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is up 7% since its Nov. 11 launch, piquing the interest of inv...

    Read more

  • 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...

    Read more

  • New Van Eck ETF Tracks Gold Mining Juniors

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

    Van Eck, the provider of one of the top-performing gold-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) this year, has launched a new fund today targeting the small- and mid-cap gold mining companies. Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is the latest fund from Van Eck. The index giv...

    Read more

Loading...

Loading...

Number of Holdings: 62

Unknown 80.7%
Materials 12.5%
Materials and Processing 6.3%
Other 0.5%
Precious Metal Mining 98.9%
Unknown 0.77%
Canada 65%
United States 17.8%
Australia 13.1%
South Africa 1.7%
China 1.4%
United Kingdom 1%
Small-cap 77.5%
Micro-cap 15.6%
Mid-cap 6.2%
Unknown 0.7%

Number of Holdings: 62

%

Ticker

Name

Sector

Market Cap

Country

5.0% TXGCN Torex Gold Resources... Materials 1123760000 Canada
4.2% SMFCN SEMAFO Inc Materials 1045980000 Canada
4.1% CGGCN China Gold Internati... Materials 1173380000 Canada
3.7% RIOCN Rio Alto Mining Ltd Materials 789930000 Canada
3.7% GDXUS Market Vectors Gold ... 6477870000 United States
3.2% PPPUS Primero Mining Corp Materials 713430000 United States
2.9% OGCCN OceanaGold Corp Materials 692740000 Canada
2.9% SANDUS Sandstorm Gold Ltd Materials 474740000 United States
2.9% DPMCN Dundee Precious Meta... Materials 602800000 Canada
2.8% NSTAU Northern Star Resour... Materials 746040000 Australia

Members see all holdings. Not a member yet? Click here to join.