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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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  • An Overhead View of Precious Metals ETFs

    04-13-2016 04:14 PM by Max Chen

    Precious metals-related exchange traded funds have been among the best performers this year. However, theremay soon bemore diverging performances as the rally grows long in the tooth. ETFs that track silver and gold miners have been the best performers this year, with the Pure...

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  • ETF Performance Report: Q1 & March

    03-31-2016 06:28 PM by Max Chen

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over th...

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  • ETF Performance Report: February

    02-29-2016 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    The equities market and stock exchange traded funds lost their momentum on the Leap Day, ending the month pretty much where they started. Over the past month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.4%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.4% and the S&P 500 retreated 0.4%. ...

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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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  • Gold Miner ETFs Rally on Global Uncertainty

    01-06-2016 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Another round of global uncertainty is bolstering the gold trade, with the precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds shining in the equities space. On Wednesday, the Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM) rose 2.9%, iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (N...

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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: July

    08-03-2015 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced some choppy conditions, but investors have unclenched their teeth as markets largely rebounded over July. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.0% and the S&P 500 g...

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  • ETF Performance Report: March & Q1

    04-01-2015 08:20 AM by Tom Lydon

    While the equities market is still positive so far this year, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds retreated over March as concerns over the U.S. dollar strength and energy sector weakness weighed on the earnings outlook ahead. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.0% and the S&P...

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  • ETF Performance Report: January

    02-01-2015 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    January has been a tumultuous month for the U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds as the stronger U.S. dollar, overseas uncertainty, continued plunge in oil prices and weaker-than-anticipated earnings season pull on the markets. Over January, the Dow Jones Industrial A...

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  • No Need to Mimic All Hedge Fund ETF Holdings

    08-25-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    It is no secret that select hedge fund managers carry with them an aura of glamor and star treatment society often reserves for athletes and entertainers. So much so that some issuers of exchange traded funds have found success with offering investors ETFs that give investors ...

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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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  • 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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  • Inflows Buck Mining ETFs' Price Declines

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

    They are among this years 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: ...

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  • Another Ominous View on a Gold Mining ETF

    11-27-2013 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest and most heavily traded gold mining ETF, and its rivals cannot take much more bad news. In just the past week, GDX has lost almost 8%, touching a series of five-year lows in the process. Over the past month, GDX i...

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  • Gold Mining ETFs: Not so Golden

    11-22-2013 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Things are bad for gold exchange traded funds. ETFs such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) just cannot seem to get out of their own way. GLDs 3.5% loss in the past week and 5.5% tumble in the past month affirm as much. That is problematic for gold mining ETFs, including ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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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  • Race to the Bottom: ETFs Cut Fees

    02-14-2012 03:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    New exchange trade fund product launches from BlackRock have instigated more price wars among the ETF providers. Product developers continue to slash fees in an effort to attract interest, which benefits investors, who get to keep more of their returns. iShares, a leading exch...

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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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  • iShares Launches Specialized Global Commodity Producer ETFs

    02-03-2012 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    BlackRock's iShares exchange traded fund business launched five new funds Thursday that focus on various global commodity miners and producers. According to a press release, the new funds provide the benefit of indirect exposure to commodities through companies involved in the...

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