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  • As Q3 Begins, Gold Miner ETFs Keep Shining

    07-01-2016 08:25 AM by Tom Lydon

    Looking back to the first half of 2016, exchange traded funds that track precious metals miners have been the top performers so far this year, and the metal producers group may continue to shine through the second half. Year-to-date, the S&P 500 rose 2.4%, the Dow Jones In...

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  • ETF Performance Report: Q2 & June

    06-30-2016 04:42 PM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds extended its post-Brexit rally on the last day of June, ending the first half of the year on a positive note after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney assuaged market fears and signaled a potential rate cut over the summer. The Do...

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  • 15 Most Read ETF Articles of the Week (May 2-6)

    05-06-2016 06:00 PM by Brenton Garen

    Each dayETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Heres a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, May 2-6, 2016. Click the headline to read the full...

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  • The Best and Worst ETFs of April

    05-02-2016 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market stuck to a sideways range through April, but precious metals-related exchange traded funds shined through. Among the top performing non-leveraged ETFs for the past month, the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 49.5%, Global X Gold Explo...

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  • ETF Performance Report: April Awash for Equities

    05-01-2016 12:00 PM by Max Chen

    The month of April was more or less a wash for equities and stock exchange traded funds as the market ends the month on a down note after a spate of earnings misses. Over April, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and the S&P 500...

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  • Gold ETFs Jump to 15-Month High as Dollar Retreats

    04-29-2016 02:19 PM by Max Chen

    Gold bullion and commodity-related exchange traded funds surged to a 15-month high Friday on a depreciating U.S. dollar, along with rising risk-off sentiment with a equity market pullback. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physic...

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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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  • Metals & Mining ETFs Jump Ahead of Alcoa Earnings

    04-11-2016 02:09 PM by Max Chen

    Mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds surged Monday ahead of Alcoa (NYSE: AA) earnings report and on strengthening precious metals. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) jumped 3.9% Monday. XME increased 38.2% year-to-date. The metals & minin...

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  • Outshining Precious Metals Miner ETFs of February

    02-29-2016 02:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold may be the best performing asset class of February but precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds capitalized on the bullion rally. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) gained 9.4% over the past month, with Comex gold futures now trading around $1,234...

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  • Geopolitical Risks Renew Gold ETF Trade

    01-04-2016 05:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold bullion and miner sector-related exchange traded funds are enjoying a happy New Year as a bout of uncertainty helped drive safe-haven demand for the precious metal. Gold miner ETFs were among the best performers Monday, with the iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NYSEAr...

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  • ETF Performance Report: October Tricks and Treats

    10-31-2014 03:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    After a broad correction at the start of the month, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds have pared earlier losses and is finishing out October with a bang. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.9%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 3.1% and ...

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  • Most Searched ETFs: All That Glitters

    07-12-2014 08:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    In a week marked by renewed concerns about the fragility of the banking systems in some peripheral European nations and the first signs that the Federal Reserves quantitative easing regime could end as soon as the fourth quarter, gold exchange traded funds were solid performers. ...

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  • The Best Miners ETF You Dont Know About

    07-10-2014 11:02 AM by Todd Shriber

    When it comes to gold miners exchange traded funds, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) are by far the most popular funds in this genre. That popularity has been bolstered this year and even more so ...

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  • Mays Worst ETFs: Commodities Crushed

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

    Heading into Fridays 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 month...

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  • Gold Mining ETFs Thump Physical Counterparts

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

    Golds 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). Bullions bounce has been an even bigger boon for mining ETFs like the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEA...

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  • Tiny Gold Miners ETF Soars

    03-07-2014 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) get most of the attention, but plenty of other gold mining funds have soared this year as well. Add the Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) to that list. ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 metals recovery in2011 has bolstered once downtrodden exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD), last years worst ETF in ter...

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  • 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 years list of the worst non-leveraged ETFs was a potpourri of funds holding gold and silver ...

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  • Last Years ETF Laggards Rise in2014

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

    Towards the end of every year, chatter starts about that years 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 sava...

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  • Dueling Views on Gold Miners

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

    Gold mining exchange traded funds, one of last years 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 price...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Ten ETFs with the Highest Dividend Yields

    10-15-2013 02:55 PM by Max Chen

    Shrewd income-oriented investors got creative in their search for cash payouts during the historically low interest rate environment. Among exchange traded fund offerings, some of the highest dividend payers are not what you would typically expect. Typically, investors receive...

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  • September & Q3 ETF Performance Report

    09-30-2013 02:40 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite a brief Fed policy scare, U.S. stocks and equity-based exchange traded funds raced to all-time highs as the easy money fueled rally continued through the third quarter. However, the euphoria waned near quarter's end on fears of a looming U.S. government shutdown and polit...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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. ...

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  • ETF Performance Report: February

    02-28-2013 03:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds finally recovered to pre-2008 financial crisis levels over February, but volatility reared its ugly head in the last weeks of the month on Fed hints of unwinding accommodative measures and a fresh act in the Eurozone financial drama ahead of the s...

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  • Prospecting the Gold and Silver Miner ETFs

    09-10-2012 02:28 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold miner ETFs have been outperforming bullion prices since mid-July. Following several false starts, the question is whether miner shares are finally ready to lead precious metal prices. After a prolonged disparity between the performance of physical precious metals and mini...

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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 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 $1,421.8...

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  • 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...

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  • Global X Unveiling Gold Explorers, Uranium ETFs

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

    Global X, one of the fastest-growing exchange traded fund (ETF) providers, is unveiling two first-of-their-kind ETFs this week: uranium and gold explorers. Meanwhile, Vanguard has rolled out an international real estate ETF. Global X Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) will be the ...

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