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  • A Highing Gold ETF That Might Need A Breather

    04-28-2016 10:00 AM by Brenton Garen

    That does not mean it is destined for a significant pullback, but the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) is one of this year's best-performing exchange traded funds. GDX, the largest and most heavily traded gold miners ETF, is up a breathtaking 63.6% over the past 90 ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This is a Huge Week for Gold Miner Earnings

    02-10-2014 11:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold mining exchange traded funds such as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) will look to keep playing their redemption song this week as six of 30 stocks in the PHLX Gold/Silver Sector Index (XAU) deliver earnings updates. Novagold Resources (NYSE: NG) gets th...

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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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  • 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...

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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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  • 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 ...

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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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  • 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...

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  • Why, Despite Pause, Investors Are Still Flocking to Gold ETFs

    12-22-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After hitting new record highs, the price of gold seems to be stuck on the "pause" button. So why then are investors still flocking to the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that hold the metal? Gold ETFs are touted for their ease of trading and low expenses, giving them a go-to all...

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

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

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

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  • PowerShares' ETF Family Grows With Biotech, Commodities

    09-18-2008 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The PowerShares exchange traded fund (ETF) family is adding a slew of new members this week. The PowerShares Global Biotech Portfolio (PBTQ) covers the growth of this industry. The biotech industry has seen increasing growth and revenue base over the past two years. No single ...

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