ETF Resumé

SGOLTicker Symbol

ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETFFund

ETFS 

120.27

  • Change 0.47 (0.4%)
  • Volume 0.01 M

11:22 AM EDT Sep 18, 2014
U.S. Markets are open

  • Assets $1,041.6M
  • Expense Ratio 0.39%
  • Yield N/A
  • Vs 50 Day EMA %
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Commodity Based ETF

ETFS Gold Trust is an exchange traded fund incorporated in the USA. The trust issues ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares to track the performance of the gold bullion spot price less the expenses of the Trust's operations. The shares are backed by the physical gold held in Zurich Switzerland vault. The security only holds LBMA Good Delivery bars.

Performance
TODAY 1 DAY 5 DAY 10 DAY 1 MO 3 MO 6 MO 1 YR 2 YR 5 YR
0.4% -1.1% -2.3% -3.8% -6.4% -4.0% -10.8% -7.1% -31.0% 18.1%
Last Close Volume
AVG VOL (10 D) CHANGE
24,046 12.0%
Trend on Last Close
  Price EMA EMA P DATE CROSSED
50 DAY 119.80 125.38 -4.5% 08-18-2014
200 DAY 119.80 127.84 -6.3% 08-15-2014
Technical
ALPHA BETA R2 STD DEV
0.0033 0.212 0.022 0.057
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  • September Can be Kind to Gold ETFs

    09-02-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Coming off August in which they finished modestly lower, gold-backed exchange traded funds could use the benefit of some favorable seasonality. That is exactly what the likes of the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and ETFS Physical Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) could be in for...

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  • Gold ETFs Lose Predictive Power

    08-28-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber

    During the height of gold's bull run, market observers frequently complained that exchange traded products backed by physical holdings of bullion, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), were criticized for being the tail wagging the dog of the gold market. Said differ...

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  • Glittering Gold ETFs for Portfolio Diversity

    08-21-2014 02:04 PM by Max Chen

    Over the long-term, gold has provided attractive growth, second only to stocks, and helped diversify an investment portfolio against market swings. However, exchange traded fund investors should not go overboard with their exposure to the asset class. Year-to-date, the SPDR Go...

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  • Gold ETFs Won't Find Support From Faltering Demand

    08-15-2014 09:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds may begin to dull as  China cuts demand for gold jewelry and India consumption is expected to hit a five-year low on import restrictions. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss G...

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  • Lingering Geopolitical Tensions Keep Gold ETFs in Focus

    07-28-2014 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    With tensions still high in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, gold's status as a safe-haven investment has the yellow metal and the corresponding exchange traded funds in focus, but bullion faces a challenge from another safe-haven: A stronger U.S. dollar. The International ...

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  • China's Short-Term Demand Could Sway Gold ETFs

    07-24-2014 02:02 PM by Tom Lydon

    China gold demand fell in the first half of 2014. Nevertheless, gold consumption could find support from a rising middle class, potentially lifting the precious metal-related exchange traded funds over the longer term. According to the China Gold Association, China's gold dema...

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  • Geopolitical Tensions Send Investors to Gold ETFs

    07-21-2014 12:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    A tense situation in the Gaza Strip and the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have combined to send investors scurrying into precious metals exchange traded funds. Despite news that pro-Russian separatists are believed to be the culprits behind the downing of Malaysia Air...

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  • Gold ETFs Get India Help Despite Import Curbs

    07-17-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the ETFS Physical Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), climbed more than 6% last month. Perhaps not coincidentally, gold imports to India surged 65%. Last year, the Indian gove...

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  • Seasonality Could Shine on Gold ETFs

    07-14-2014 09:00 AM by Todd Shriber

    Already in the midst of an impressive bounce off support that is now about six weeks old, gold exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the ETFS Physical Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) could get the benefit of some favorable seasonal trends. History...

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  • Encouraging Technicals for Gold ETFs

    07-09-2014 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold are in the midst of an impressive resurgence. Since the start of June, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), ETFS Physical Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) are each up more than 6%. ...

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  • Gold Grab Back on as ETF Holdings Rise

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

    Although exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), have gained over 8% this year, investors have been reluctant to return to gold ETFs after scurrying out of the funds last year. Reluctant until now. Geopolitical t...

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  • Asia Holds Keys for Physical Gold ETFs

    06-25-2014 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Amid escalating tensions in Iraq and talk that interest rates in the U.S. and some other large developed markets are destined to remain low for the foreseeable future, exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold have been performed admirably in recent weeks. Over...

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  • Gold ETFs' Luster May Only Be Temporary

    06-24-2014 01:54 PM by Tom Lydon

    After rising due to geopolitical tensions and expectations U.S. interest rates will remain low, gold exchange traded funds may not have many other supports left to keep the rally going. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical ...

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  • Gold ETFs Heading For Second Weekly Gain on Iraq Safety Bets

    06-13-2014 03:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold bullion and related exchange traded funds have strengthened to a two-week high as violence in Iraq fueled the flight to safety. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) were slightly up 0...

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  • Tarnished Gold ETFs Try to Glimmer

    06-09-2014 03:42 PM by Max Chen

    Gold exchange traded funds struggle to regain lost ground as traders use bullion to hedge Eurozone concerns and renewed inflation concerns in the states. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGO...

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  • Traders Dump Gold ETFs as Risk Appetite Rises

    05-27-2014 01:35 PM by Tom Lydon

    With investors focused on riskier equities and the S&P 500 hitting a new intra-day record high, gold exchange traded funds are losing their safe-haven appeal. Physically backed gold ETFs, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) an...

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  • Improving Economy Pushes Investors Out of Gold ETFs

    05-21-2014 12:46 PM by Todd Shriber

    Investors believe the U.S. economy is improving and that is proving to be the culprit behind another mass exodus from gold exchange traded products. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world's largest gold ETF, saw its holdings of bullion dwindle to 780.19 metric tons Tu...

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  • Indian Demand Could Lift Gold ETFs

    05-20-2014 01:40 PM by Max Chen

    India could help gold exchange traded funds shine again as industry experts anticipate Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi to roll back import restrictions, but traders shouldn't expect immediate action. According to the World Gold Council and other industry officials, gold imp...

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  • ETFs to Watch as Ukraine, Russia Tensions Escalate

    05-02-2014 03:40 PM by Max Chen

    Without a resolution to the escalating geopolitical tension between Ukraine and Russia, exchange traded fund investors should keep a close eye on a couple of asset classes to help minimize or even profit from the increased volatility. According to analysis on funds in a theore...

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  • Indian Holiday Lifts Gold ETFs

    05-02-2014 02:18 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds could begin to shine as India heads into a traditionally strong buying season for bullion. Physically backed gold ETFs, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: ...

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  • Sentiment Points to Lower Bullion Before a Rally in Gold ETFs

    05-01-2014 03:39 PM by Max Chen

    Gold exchange traded fund watchers may see more pain before a bullish trend appears, according to contrarian analysis. Gold prices rallied last June and December after the Hulbert Gold Newsletter Sentiment Index (HGNSI) dipped to a negative 56.7% and negative 36.7%, respective...

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  • Chinese Demand Could be Golden for Gold ETFs

    04-15-2014 02:12 PM by Max Chen

    China could continue to support gold prices and related exchange traded funds over the next few years due to the country's cultural affinity for the precious metal, rising middle class and growing preference for bullion investments. According to the World Gold Council, China's...

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  • More Upside for Gold

    04-10-2014 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    After being slammed last year, gold futures and exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold have fared much better in 2014 as highlighted by the 7% gain by the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD). Although at a snail's pace, gold ETFs are also recouping some of the ...

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  • Turning Sentiment Lifts Commodities ETFs

    04-09-2014 11:36 AM by Tom Lydon

    Volatile global financial markets and a shift in investor sentiment were contributing factors to the rise of commodities exchange traded products in the first quarter. After being severely punished last year, exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold rebounded ...

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  • Demand Strong for Gold, Silver ETFs, Says ETF Securities

    02-24-2014 12:11 PM by Tom Lydon

    Thanks to rebounding prices in the commodities pits, gold and silver exchange traded funds are once again being favored by investors. ETF Securities, the ETF provider known primarily for its lineup of commodities funds, said its long gold ETPs last week saw $38 million  of inf...

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  • Gold's Safe-Haven Allure Reborn

    02-03-2014 02:56 PM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity traders are moving back into safe-haven gold exchange traded funds and away from industrial metals on concerns of slowing economic growth in the emerging markets and amid the global sell-off in equities. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEA...

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  • Macro Issues Lift Gold ETFs

    02-03-2014 12:25 PM by Todd Shriber

    Following a brutal 2013 in which the major physically-backed gold exchange traded funds plunged 28.3% with two of those funds ranking among the 10 worst ETFs for annual outflows, bullion has started 2014 on much firmer footing. Last month, the yellow metal posted its best perf...

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  • Commodity ETP Assets Decline Most on Record in 2013

    01-07-2014 11:29 AM by ETF Securities

    Global commodity ETP assets under management (AUM) declined by $78bn to $122bn in 2013 on the back of a sharp decline in the gold price and outflows from gold ETPs. The decline in gold ETP AUM accounted for 91% of the decline in all commodity ETP assets in 2013. Non-gold commodit...

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  • Glum Technical News for Gold ETFs

    12-02-2013 01:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have been losing their luster this year, and traders may not see prices turn around anytime soon as gold futures breach a key technical level. According to Commerzbank AG, gold prices dipped below $1,234 Monday, one of the levels singled out in Fibon...

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  • Gold ETFs Under Pressure; Banks See More Pain

    11-21-2013 01:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold, once the darling in the investment world, is losing its luster, and exchange traded funds that track the precious metal could continue to weaken, with large banks anticipating further declines in the bullion market. After touching $1,251 per ounce Wednesday, Bank of Amer...

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  • Global Gold Demand Plunges As Investors Dump ETFs

    11-14-2013 01:49 PM by Tom Lydon

    While the emerging market's appetite for gold increased in the third quarter, it wasn't enough to offset the exodus from physically backed gold exchange traded funds and slowing central bank demand. Total gold demand in Q3 2013 was 869 tons, down 21% in the same quarter year-o...

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  • Global Equities Slip Helps Safe-Haven Gold ETFs

    11-14-2013 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Some Wednesday weakness in global equities steered investors toward safer plays, lifting gold prices, along with related exchange traded funds, from a one-month low. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was up 0.3% Wednesday. GLD is down 24.4% year-to-date. COMEX gold futur...

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  • Gold ETFs Brush Off Central Bank Policies

    11-12-2013 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold's inability to pull out of its rut, especially as three major central banks execute loose monetary policies that depreciate their currencies, is a bad sign for bullion-related exchange traded funds. So far this year, gold futures have declined 24%, and now trades around $...

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  • Asia's Lust for Bullion Could Lift Gold ETFs

    10-18-2013 02:28 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds could find support from emerging Asia economies as many turn to the precious metal to combat rising inflationary pressure. According to HSBC Holdings Plc., gold jewelry, bars and coin demand in India, Greater China, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped to 60...

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  • Gold ETFs Could Find Support From Central Banks

    10-08-2013 01:51 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite the savage losses incurred as gold prices plunged earlier this year, global central banks still desire gold, supporting precious metal prices and exchange traded funds. According to the World Gold Council, central banks hold 18% of the gold every mined and will add ano...

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  • Gold ETFs Pick Up After Touching Two-Month Low

    10-02-2013 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds strengthened in a delayed reaction to the government shutdown after an unexpected decline triggered by a technical sell-off around a psychological level. The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD) gained 2.3% Wednesday, the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU...

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  • Global Gold ETFs See Biggest Quarterly Outflow

    07-09-2013 10:34 AM by Tom Lydon

    Searching for yield-generating and riskier equity assets on the brightening macroeconomic outlook, investors have redeemed an unprecedented amount gold exchange traded funds over the second quarter. According to ETF Securities, global gold ETFs experienced net outflows of $18....

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  • ETF Webcast: Gold Still Has a Role in Portfolios

    06-18-2013 12:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    Financial advisors still have time to register for our webcast today, Gold's Role in Your Client's Portfolio Today. Interest and access to precious metals has skyrocketed in recent years and gold has found its way into many advisors' clients' portfolios. Today's market may hav...

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  • Gold ETFs Could Shine As Quantitative Easing Flows

    06-12-2013 03:21 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have been unloved for most of the year as investors ease into riskier assets . However, some still believe that the fundamentals are in the yellow metal's favor, pointing to inflationary pressures on the horizon. "When the world figures out the posit...

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  • Gold ETFs: Six Straight Months of Outflows

    06-04-2013 05:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    After consecutive years of higher gold prices, traders have finally begun letting go of the precious metal, with gold exchange traded funds experiencing their sixth straight month of outflows. The SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest gold-related ETF, lost $2.9 billion...

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  • Gold ETF Traders More Bullish After Recent Sell-Off

    05-28-2013 04:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Despite growing uncertainty over Fed easing and declining gold exchange traded funds, gold traders are now the most bullish in a month, arguing that the stimulus must flow until the economy recovers. According to a Bloomberg survey, twelve analysts predict gold prices to rise ...

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  • Gold ETF Outflows Persist After Fed

    05-02-2013 08:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold ETFs fell and outflows continued Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it could either increase or scale back its bond purchases. In April, bullion holdings in gold ETFs fell by 174 metric tons, a record, according to Bloomberg News. Gold exchange traded product ass...

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  • Special Report: Alternative ETFs

    04-09-2013 07:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    Alternative exchange traded fund strategies are garnering a greater following as investors look for options other than traditional beta-indexing products to diversify their portfolios. Alternative assets can be loosely defined as investments other than the traditional stocks, ...

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  • Gold ETFs See Record Cutback in Bullion Holdings

    03-13-2013 11:35 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have seen record outflows in assets under management with the funds themselves experiencing heavy reductions in physical bullion holdings. Since the start of the year, gold ETFs have sold off 140 tones of gold, with February experiencing the largest ...

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  • Gold ETFs Down 7% in Three Months as Banks Turn Bearish

    03-11-2013 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon

    More investment banks are turning bearish on the outlook for gold in 2013 following a nearly 10% decline the past three months. "For the first time since 2008, in our view, the investment environment for gold is deteriorating as economic recovery, rising interest rates, and st...

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  • Reasons Why Gold ETFs Could Bounce Back

    02-17-2013 07:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have been weakening since October, with gold futures now testing the $1,600 level, but that has not swayed some staunch gold bulls. Gold prices, along with gold miner stocks, have been weakening lately as investors favor stocks that will benefit from...

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  • Gold ETFs Drop 2% as Prices Test $1,600 an Ounce

    02-15-2013 02:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold ETFs were down nearly 2% on Friday as April futures contracts briefly dipped below $1,600 an ounce. The precious metal ETFs were on track for weekly declines of about 4%. Gold was weak following reports that George Soros cut back his position in the largest bullion-backed...

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  • 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...

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  • Gold Coin Sales Keep Falling as Investors Buy Bullion ETFs

    01-16-2013 01:45 PM by Tom Lydon

    Humans have been hoarding shiny flecks of gold for ages, but investors are beginning to shift from physically stashing away gold under their mattress to gold-related exchange traded funds. U.S. Mint's gold-coin sales have fallen to 753,000 an ounce, or 25% lower from 2011, rep...

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  • Gold ETFs: Bullion Prices Up for 12th Straight Year

    12-31-2012 03:47 PM by Tom Lydon

    While not quite as impressive as their 2011 run, gold exchange traded funds have experienced another golden year, with prices on bullion heading for the 12th consecutive annual gain. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has increased about 6% this year as gold futures end the year...

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  • Physical Gold ETFs: Which One is Right for You?

    12-27-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Physical gold ETFs backed by bullion have become popular tools for investors seeking an inflation hedge and insurance against major global events. However, gold ETFs vary in their fees and where the bullion is stored, for example. From a technical perspective, gold ETFs are tr...

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  • How to Use Gold ETFs

    12-11-2012 09:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    While inflation has not run out of control, the Federal Reserve's aggressive quantitative easing plans are pushing wary investors to gold assets and exchange traded funds as a hedge against inflationary pressures. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke points out that investors...

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  • Gold ETFs Gain Inflows Despite Price Weakness

    12-05-2012 07:43 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have gained more than 9% this year and exchange traded fund investors remain bullish on the precious metal despite the recent price slumps. Gold ETFs remain one of the most popular and convenient ways to gain exposure to this commodity. The precious metal's price h...

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  • China Eyes Gold ETFs

    11-28-2012 08:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold ETF holdings of bullion are at all-time highs and the exchange-traded products have played a role in the precious metal's historic rally the past few years. Now, China is considering launching its own gold ETFs that could create more demand for the metal. Several fund com...

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  • Gold ETFs and Inflation

    11-19-2012 06:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    As global central banks speed up their money printing presses in an attempt to promote recovery, the prospects of further currency debasement will help gold exchange traded funds strengthen, with some anticipating a run up to $2,000 gold prices. "We'll take out $2,000, we'll g...

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  • Gold ETF Sees Inflow Despite Lower Demand for Precious Metal

    11-16-2012 03:38 PM by Tom Lydon

    Overall demand for gold slowed in the third quarter although the largest ETF tracking the precious metal continues to see cash move in the door. The World Gold Council said that about 1,085 metric tons of gold was sold globally in the three months through September, down 139 m...

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  • Gold ETF Metal Holdings Rise on Investment Demand

    11-13-2012 10:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Despite gold bullion prices dipping over October, investment interest for gold exchange traded funds has never been better, with fund providers bulking up on physical gold holdings. According to BNP Paribas, gold ETFs added 43.8 metric tons of physical gold over the month, wit...

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  • Gold ETFs and Diwali

    11-13-2012 08:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have been trading higher on safe haven demand and inflationary fears, and now we are heading into the main season for gold in India, one of the largest consumers of the precious metal. India's two national stock exchanges held a special trading sessi...

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  • 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, ...

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  • Eight ETFs for Gold Exposure

    10-26-2012 06:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold enthusiasts have found their way to the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest gold exchange traded fund and second largest U.S.-listed ETF, as the unprecedented string of Fed and central bank policies have stoked fears of inflation and currency depreciation. However, ...

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  • Central Banks Will Devalue Currencies, Gold ETF Bulls Say

    10-05-2012 03:32 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to gold, many investors are making a bullish case for the precious metal based on the recent actions from the Federal Reserve and other central banks. The theory is that ongoing monetary stimulus will devalue currencies and make the precious metal more attractive. ...

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  • Gold ETFs Eye 2011 High on Central Bank Stimulus

    10-03-2012 09:54 AM by Tom Lydon

    Recent easing measures from the Federal Reserve and other central banks have pushed investors into gold ETFs as a hedge against depreciating currencies. While October has historically been a weaker month for gold traders, some expect gold prices to shoot to new highs eventually. ...

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  • Gold ETF Holdings Rise to Record on QE3

    09-15-2012 06:05 AM by Tom Lydon

    With the gold rally in full swing, bullion-backed exchange traded funds now hold a record store of physical metal as investors try to hedge against the depreciating U.S. dollar in light of the Fed's decision to add another round of quantitative easing. On Monday, gold ETFs hel...

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  • Gold ETF Rally May Keep Running

    08-29-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that track the price movement of gold toppled after prices almost hit $2,000 an ounce, but they have since recovered from their May lows this year. While the pessimists have been quick to call a bubble in the gold market, the gold rally may still have legs. ...

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  • Beyond GLD: Gold ETFs to Play the Breakout

    08-23-2012 01:22 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to gold, most ETF investors start by looking at SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the biggest fund backed by bullion. However, traders would be doing themselves a disservice if they didn't at least consider potential alternatives. First off, the SPDR Gold Shares ...

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  • Gold ETF Demand Holds Steady

    08-20-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Demand for gold ETFs was steady in the second quarter as prices for the precious metal were also little changed, according to a report from the World Gold Council. Gold exchange traded funds were stuck in sideways trading through the second quarter with gold prices locked arou...

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  • Gold ETF Assets Hit Record on QE3 Speculation

    07-09-2012 12:02 PM by ETF Securities

    Gold holdings in exchange traded products listed around the globe hit record high of 77 million ounces as ETF investors anticipate another round of quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve. Although futures market optimism remains weak -- net long speculative positions are...

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  • Surveying the Gold ETFs

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

    Traders interested in investing or hedging with gold tend to fall back on the most widely known State Street Global Advisors gold exchange traded fund, the second largest U.S.-listed ETF. However, its competitors are quietly chipping away at the behemoth's market share. Physic...

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  • Gold ETFs Regain $1,600 Before Jobs Report

    07-02-2012 10:18 AM by ETF Securities

    Precious metals ETFs surged last week after European policymakers made an apparent breakthrough on crisis measures. Gold rallied nearly 3% and silver surged over 4% on Friday after a breakthrough agreement between Eurozone leaders to allow the direct funding of banking sector bai...

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  • Gold ETFs: Bullish Futures Positions Surge

    06-11-2012 10:15 AM by ETF Securities

    The latest week saw the largest jump in gold speculative net long futures positions in over four years as bargain hunters stepped in. Although Fed Chairman Bernake's testimony to the Congressional Joint Economic Committee last week was non-committal on the potential for QE3, b...

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  • Central Bank Stimulus Would Rally Gold ETFs

    06-05-2012 01:10 PM by John Spence

    The big rally in gold ETFs on Friday after the bleak U.S. jobs report is a reminder that the precious metal could get back on track if central banks step in with more stimulus. Gold prices climbed back above $1,600 an ounce as the jobs disappointment raised expectations of add...

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  • Gold ETFs: Fed QE Speculation Lifts Prices Above $1,600

    06-04-2012 10:32 AM by ETF Securities

    A rally in gold exchange traded funds on Friday after the weak May payrolls reports hints at what may lie ahead for the precious metal. Gold prices climbed back above $1,600 an ounce as the jobs disappointment raised expectations of additional quantitative easing from the Fede...

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  • Gold Demand In India Supported by ETFs

    05-21-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    According to the Word Gold Council, demand in India for gold through exchange traded funds is likely to double this year. The Indian gold market is expected to exhibit the greatest growth in the near future. "The investment demand for gold under exchange traded funds continues...

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  • Junior Gold Miner ETF Hits All-Time Low as Investors Favor Bullion

    05-15-2012 03:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    An exchange traded fund that invests in small-cap gold miners fell more than 7% on Tuesday to a new all-time low as more investors use bullion-backed ETFs for exposure to the precious metal rather than miner shares. Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) was down 3...

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  • Gold ETFs Decline in Risk-Off Trade

    05-14-2012 11:15 AM by ETF Securities

    As fears Greece may leave the Eurozone have increased, investors have been reducing positions in most liquid "risk" assets and have been moving into cash and G-3 bonds issued by the U.S., Japan and Germany. The selling of gold is a normal initial reaction to a risk-off event, ...

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  • Gold ETFs See Nearly 4% Weekly Loss, Break Long-Term Trend Line

    05-11-2012 10:36 AM by John Spence

    Gold ETFs are threatening to slip into negative territory for 2012 as the precious metal's price falls below a key long-term trend line. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was down 0.8% Friday afternoon with gold futures trading below $1,600 an ounce. The ETF is down nearly 4% o...

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  • Gold ETFs Poised for Breakout After Long Consolidation

    05-07-2012 03:00 PM by John Spence

    Gold ETFs have been trading in a narrowing range for many months but some technical analysts think the consolidation period is drawing to a close and that the next major move will be higher. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest bullion-backed ETF, has gained about 5% ...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs Drift Lower on Dollar, Physical Demand

    04-30-2012 02:26 PM by John Spence

    Gold and silver exchange traded funds have been relatively quiet in recent weeks although technically the precious metal ETFs are trending slightly downwards with a series of lower highs. For the three months ended April 27, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was down 4.5% while...

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  • Physical Demand Helps Bolster Gold ETFs

    04-18-2012 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold bullion and related exchange traded funds have been moving on safe-haven investment interest, but the next round of price appreciation could come from demand for the physical commodity. Bullion-backed ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSE...

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  • Gold ETFs Recover on Fed Dovish Comments

    04-16-2012 01:46 PM by John Spence

    Gold ETFs regained some lost ground last week as traders continue to debate whether the Federal Reserve will announce additional stimulus at some point this year. "Gold remains beholden to the communications of central banks, trading choppily in recent weeks as the market weig...

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  • ETF Spotlight: Gold

    04-04-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After the record run in gold prices, followed by the subsequent sell-off, exchange traded funds that follow gold prices could be past their prime as one commodities market researcher argues gold has already peaked. According to the CPM Group, gold prices will remain high but w...

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  • The Bullish Case for Gold ETFs

    03-29-2012 08:04 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices and ETFs have traded in a relatively dull range around $1,700 an ounce since the summer sell-off, but that hasn't shaken the faith of investors with a long-term bullish view on the precious metal. Some investors and advisors allocate a small portion to gold as a he...

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  • Gold ETFs Rise to Test 50-Day Exponential Average

    03-26-2012 11:16 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds rose more than 1% on Monday to test the 50-day exponential moving average after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economy needs to grow faster to reduce the unemployment rate. Traders bid gold higher on speculation the central bank ...

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  • Strategist: Why Gold ETFs Still Make Sense

    03-22-2012 08:07 AM by John Spence

    Gold ETFs have traded in a range for nearly a year but the precious metal still holds appeal for investors as a hedge against inflation or a policy misstep, some market strategists say. While inflation may seem unlikely in a sluggish U.S. after the financial crisis, "several e...

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  • Gold ETFs: Bullion or Mining Stocks?

    03-20-2012 10:45 AM by John Spence

    Gold miner shares continue to lag the precious metal's price as bullion-backed exchange traded funds have made it much easier to invest in physical gold. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell to a fresh 52-week low on Tuesday and is in negative territory for 2012...

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  • Gold, Treasury ETFs Feel the Heat

    03-15-2012 12:30 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking two asset classes favored as "safe havens" in recent years – gold and U.S. Treasury bonds – have both been hit by sharp sell-offs this week. Gold prices have been pushed firmly below $1,700 an ounce after the Federal Reserve didn't hint that more...

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  • Gold ETFs Hit by Fed Outlook, Stronger Dollar

    03-14-2012 09:16 AM by John Spence

    Gold prices were down by more than $50 an ounce, or 3%, on Wednesday morning after the Federal Reserve cooled speculation it will engage in a fresh round of quantitative easing. A stronger U.S. dollar also weighed on precious metals. Gold ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArc...

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

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

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

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  • Gold Surrenders $1,700 as ETFs Test Moving Averages

    03-06-2012 09:40 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds opened lower Tuesday with the precious metal dropping below $1,700 an ounce on a strengthening dollar and jitters over the Greek debt swap this week. Gold ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Phys...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold

    03-05-2012 03:00 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    The largest exchange traded fund for gold, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), saw inflows last week despite taking a huge hit last Wednesday. Our market technician David Chojnacki noted that short term technical support levels were violated last Wednesday, but positive longer t...

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  • Gold ETFs and Inflation

    02-15-2012 04:50 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and exchange traded funds that track gold's price movements offer individuals the opportunity to invest in an asset that retains its purchasing power. After a string of monetary easing policies, many gold traders are expecting their investments to pay off as inflation rears ...

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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 ETFs and Greece: What's Next?

    02-10-2012 09:59 AM by Tom Lydon

    With Greece inching ever so slowly toward a second bailout, many investors are wondering about the next steps for gold exchange traded funds if the Eurozone debt situation shows signs of easing. "The instability of the Eurozone provides for conflicting price drivers. While fea...

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  • Measuring the Impact of Gold ETFs

    01-25-2012 11:35 AM by John Spence

    Bullion holdings of gold exchange traded funds are sometimes used to gauge the demand and sentiment for the precious metal. However, the relationship between ETF holdings and the price of gold isn't clear-cut and may not be a reliable indicator for short-term moves, according to ...

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  • Gold ETF Investors Say Pullback is ‘Excessive’

    12-21-2011 02:43 PM by John Spence

    Investors in gold exchange traded funds certainly aren't abandoning ship while the precious metal climbs back above $1,600 an ounce following the recent sell-off as portfolio managers scrambled to raise cash. Bullion holdings in global exchange traded products have risen to a ...

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  • Gold Falls Through $1,600 After ETF Holdings Reach All-Time High

    12-14-2011 05:04 PM by John Spence

    Investors who put more than $3 billion into gold exchange traded funds in November have been blindsided by the meltdown in precious metals this month. Gold lost about $90 an ounce on Wednesday and fell below its 200-day moving average, where it hasn't been since 2009. The prec...

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  • Gold ETFs Face Crucial Test at 200-Day Average

    12-14-2011 08:01 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds continued their slide Wednesday and look to be testing the 200-day moving average, a key technical indicator the precious metal ETFs haven't breached since early 2009. Gold prices fell Tuesday after the Federal Reserve didn't hint it would initiate m...

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  • Gold ETFs Up 20% This Year Despite Big Swings

    12-06-2011 03:16 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have seen volatility pick up in the back half of 2011 due to speculation over more central bank easing, Eurozone debt worries and margin hikes on futures contracts. Yet the precious metal is above $1,700 an ounce and gold ETFs are up 20% this year to...

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  • ETF Securities Up for Sale: Reports

    12-05-2011 12:07 PM by ETF Trends

    Graham Tuckwell, the founder and majority owner of exchange traded fund manager ETF Securities, has put the company up for sale, the Financial Times reported over the weekend. The company manages commodity ETFs that are listed in the U.S. and international exchanges. It is bes...

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  • Gold ETFs Boosted by Fresh Currency Debasement Fears

    12-01-2011 08:12 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds are rallying on worries the latest central bank liquidity actions will lead to further currency debasement and make precious metal ETFs attractive to investors seeking protection. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) gained 2% on Wednesday after the Fede...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Gold

    11-30-2011 11:35 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial

    Despite the sell-off from peak levels reached in August and September of this year and news that well known hedge fund managers including John Paulson have been paring back their exposure to the metal, exchange traded funds that track the price of gold bullion remain the best per...

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  • World Gold Council: ETF Holdings Rose in Third Quarter

    11-17-2011 02:20 PM by John Spence

    Demand for bullion from gold exchange traded funds rose 58% in the third quarter from the year-ago period, according to a report released Thursday by the World Gold Council. Demand from gold ETFs represented 77.6 metric tons in the third quarter valued at $4.2 billion, compare...

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  • Gold ETFs Higher as Metal Regains $1,800

    11-08-2011 01:04 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds tracking gold prices rose Tuesday as the metal reclaimed $1,800 an ounce and Italian bond yields climbed after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi failed to gather a majority backing in parliament on the budget. ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEA...

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  • Gold ETFs Climb to Six-Week High

    11-07-2011 02:20 PM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds rallied about 2% on Monday as the metal's price closed in on $1,800 an ounce. "SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is rising today as investors seek safety and security. The fund is outperforming and pushing to its best level for six weeks," noted Tarqu...

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  • Gold ETFs Rise on Greece Uncertainty, ECB Rate Cut

    11-03-2011 09:50 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds were rising Thursday amid speculation Greece's prime minster may step down and after a surprise rate cut from the European Central Bank. The ECB lowered the benchmark rate to 1.25% from 1.5%. [ECB Rate Cut] ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArc...

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  • Gold ETFs Retrace Losses After Bulls Hold $1,600 an Ounce

    10-28-2011 01:20 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have already recovered a big chunk of the loss they absorbed in September after prices held the line at $1,600 an ounce. ETFs that follow gold prices are up about 7% over the past month. The big question is if another record-breaking run at $1,900 an...

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  • Gold ETFs on Track for Fourth Down Day

    10-20-2011 07:48 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds fell Thursday amid concerns European leaders may not be able to find a workable solution to the debt crisis at a summit this weekend. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was down more than 1% before the bell. The ETF is on a three-day losing streak. ...

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  • Gold ETF Correction Raises Questions Over Safe-Haven Standing

    10-14-2011 08:53 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds have pulled back over the past month after setting new highs amid reports investors were selling the precious metal to raise cash to meet margin calls. "The gold price dropped as much as 16% from its all time high during the risk asset correction of ...

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  • What Next for Gold ETFs After Pullback?

    10-07-2011 10:15 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds have corrected the past two months along with the precious metal, which fell to about $1,600 an ounce following a record-breaking run above $1,900. The metal ETFs have stabilized the past couple weeks after the sharp decline that coincided with a ral...

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  • Gold ETFs Slightly Lower as Markets Eye Bernanke

    10-04-2011 09:38 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds were slightly lower Tuesday as markets awaited a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. Investors will be listening for any hints of further quantitative easing from the Fed chief. ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) was down...

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  • Gold ETFs Down Slightly to End Tough Month

    09-30-2011 09:40 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that follow gold prices were down slightly Friday as the dollar rose and precious metals ETFs prepared to close the books on a difficult September. ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and SPDR Gold Shares (...

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  • Major Asset Class ETFs See Big Moves as Volatility Persists

    09-27-2011 11:28 AM by Tom Lydon

    Buckle up, exchange traded fund investors. ETFs following various asset classes were seeing huge moves Tuesday as global stocks rallied on hopes Eurozone leaders will take additional steps to deal with the debt crisis. U.S. equities were rising after the Senate reached a deal ...

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  • Gold, Silver ETF Surge Ends Losing Streak

    09-27-2011 08:05 AM by John Spence

    Gold and silver exchange traded funds rebounded Tuesday to snap their losing streak as a weaker dollar and bargain hunters pushed the precious metals higher. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was up 3% in premarket, while iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) added 9%. The me...

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  • Gold ETFs Rise as Focus Turns to Rates, U.S. Economy

    09-08-2011 10:24 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds rose 2% in early dealings Thursday after the European Central Bank stood pat on interest rates and ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet said inflation risks in the region are balanced but economic risks are to the downside amid the credit crisis. Triche...

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  • Gold ETFs Vault 3% on Fed Easing Speculation

    08-30-2011 05:19 PM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds rallied 3% on Tuesday amid speculation the Federal Reserve may unveil additional economic stimulus at its September meeting. The minutes from the August meeting released Tuesday showed that some Fed officials were in favor stepping in to provide more...

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  • Gold ETFs Down Again After Second Margin Hike

    08-25-2011 07:45 AM by John Spence

    Gold prices were down more than 2% Thursday morning after nearly touching $1,700 an ounce in the wake of a second increase in margin requirements to trade futures contracts from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) slipped 2.7% in premarket trading...

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  • ETF Chart of the Day: Inverse Gold ETFs

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

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

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  • Gold ETFs Rise; Metal Hits $1,900 as Markets Await Bernanke

    08-22-2011 09:55 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have climbed above $1,900 an ounce ahead of a key speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke this week in which investors will be looking for any hints of additional support for volatile markets from the Fed. ETFs that invest in gold and stocks were advancin...

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  • Gold ETFs Climb as Metal Retakes $1,800

    08-18-2011 09:26 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds opened higher Thursday as the precious metal reclaimed $1,800 an ounce while European markets fell hard on lingering debt woes. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) ...

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  • Gold ETFs Back on the Move After Margin Hike

    08-16-2011 09:49 AM by Tom Lydon

    An increase in margin requirements to trade gold futures has done little to take the steam out of the metals rally as gold exchange traded funds were marching higher again Tuesday. Gold declined earlier this month when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange raised margin requirements...

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  • How Will Margin Hike Impact Gold ETFs?

    08-12-2011 03:01 PM by Tom Lydon

    Precious metals investors are debating whether a 22% increase in margin requirements to trade gold futures contracts will be enough to seriously derail the rally in gold exchange traded funds. "There is some concern that the rise may be a precursor to more aggressive margin in...

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  • Gold ETFs Add 3% as Metal Touches $1,800 an Ounce

    08-10-2011 12:31 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds showed no signs of stopping their recent climb on Wednesday as ETFs tracking the metal climbed 3% and futures touched $1,800 an ounce. Gold prices were rising after the Federal Reserve on Tuesday afternoon said it would keep interest rates at rock-bo...

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  • Central Banks Help Push Gold Prices, ETFs Higher

    08-09-2011 11:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    Low interest rates and easy monetary policies from central banks after the credit meltdown are among the factors helping to drive gold prices and exchange traded funds higher. However, some central banks are adding to their gold holdings as they try to diversify their strategi...

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  • Gold ETFs Up Over 20% This Year as Fed Meets

    08-09-2011 08:11 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold futures traded as high as $1,780 an ounce on Tuesday as exchange traded funds that invest in the precious metal were set to extend their winning streak with all eyes on the Federal Reserve meeting and statement. Gold ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares ...

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  • Gold ETFs Surge as Metal Tops $1,720 After U.S. Rating Cut

    08-08-2011 01:58 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds that invest in gold were rallying to new all-time highs Monday after Standard & Poor's downgraded its rating on U.S. debt, while in stocks the Dow fell over 400 points. "S&P's unprecedented downgrade to the U.S. government debt rating on Friday, d...

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  • Gold ETFs Continue to Run

    08-03-2011 08:31 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds are back on one of their seemingly unstoppable runs as the precious metal soared to over $1,670 an ounce on Wednesday morning. "Weak U.S. GDP data and a drop in the July manufacturing ISM highlight the fragility of the U.S. recovery, and the potentia...

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  • 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...

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  • Debt Uncertainty Drives Investors to Gold ETFs

    07-25-2011 11:55 AM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in gold have been the top asset gatherers so far in a young third quarter as investors look for safety from the debt upheaval that is unnerving global markets. Gold exchange traded products have taken in $1.8 billion already to lead all catego...

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  • Precious Metals ETFs Jump as Gold Takes Out $1,600 and Silver Hits $40

    07-18-2011 03:53 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds that invest in precious metals and mining stocks were among Monday's biggest ETF winners as gold futures rose to a fresh record north of $1,600 an ounce, while silver prices climbed back above $40 an ounce on global debt concerns. ETFS Physical Swiss Gold...

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  • Gold ETFs See Large Inflows in Second Quarter: Report

    07-15-2011 12:39 PM by John Spence

    Exchange traded funds listed around the globe that invest in gold hold more than $1 trillion in total assets as investors continue to move into metals ETFs to hedge against inflation and seek shelter from sovereign debt uncertainty. Gold ETFs added 45.6 metric tons of bullion,...

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  • Gold ETFs Look for Breakout to New Highs

    07-13-2011 09:30 AM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds have been stuck in a narrow 5% range for over two months, but the Eurozone debt crisis and talk of further quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve are fueling a breakout to new record highs. Gold futures hit an all-time high on Wednesday just un...

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  • Gold ETFs Near Lifetime Highs After Fed Minutes, Ireland Downgrade

    07-12-2011 04:08 PM by John Spence

    Gold exchange traded funds rallied about 1% on Tuesday to within range of their record highs after the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting revealed some members would be open to "additional monetary policy accommodation" if the economy stalls. Also Tuesday afternoo...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs Rally as Moody's Warns on China, Portugal

    07-05-2011 01:10 PM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds tracking gold and silver jumped Tuesday on lingering Eurozone concerns while Moody's warned on Chinese banks' exposure to local debt. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) climbed nearly 2% as gold futures reclaimed $1,500 an ounce, while iShares Silver Trust ...

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  • Gold ETFs Steady; Traders Eye $1,500 Level, Greece

    06-28-2011 09:42 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds rose fractionally Tuesday morning while bulls attempted to defend bullion's price at $1,500 an ounce. Gold has held its ground on sovereign and banking debt risks "in the face of volatile commodity markets roiled by sharp oil price declines and falls...

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  • Gold ETFs Fall Below 50-Day Average

    06-27-2011 08:41 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds took a hit last week with some traders blaming the declines on waning inflation expectations. A pullback in commodities such as oil may also have forced investors to sell gold to meet margin calls, others said. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShar...

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  • Metals ETFs Trade on Greece, Fed

    06-21-2011 01:09 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver exchange traded funds have meandered in a relatively narrow range in recent weeks but are looking for direction on the outcome of the confidence vote in Greece and any hints from the Federal Reserve this week on "quantitative easing." The precious metals ETFs w...

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  • Gold ETFs Rise as Safe Haven, Inflation Hedge

    04-21-2011 10:27 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices seem unstoppable, as they have topped $1,500 an ounce, and fundamental factors are supporting a further rise. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) holding gold are also rallying. SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is playing off a weaker U.S. dollar and reinforced inflationa...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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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....

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  • Gold ETFs Shift Amid Higher Prices

    03-09-2011 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices went even higher today as concerns about Europe's economy and Middle East unrest sent investors to safe-havens. But the exchange traded funds (ETFs) they're using to get their gold fix may not be the same ones as before. Aside from Europe's debt issues, according t...

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  • Behind the Surge in Gold and Silver ETFs

    03-02-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Here we go again. Gold and silver exchange traded funds (ETFs) are at all-time highs, but are the fundamentals driving them as clear-cut as you might think? For gold, the answer is pretty much "yes." Sterling Smith, market analyst at Country Hedging remarked that "continu...

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  • Market Volatility Sends Investors to Safe-Haven ETFs

    02-25-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As uprisings, social unrest and market volatility grip the Middle East region, anxious investors are turning to exchange traded funds (ETFs) that offer a little more safety in these troubled times. Gold. Volatility in the Middle East helped push gold futures toward new records...

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  • Gold ETFs Show Their Safe-Haven Mettle

    02-22-2011 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Some investors were caught by surprise when gold prices stepped back from their highs, but today's moves shows that gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) still have appeal. John Spence for MarketWatch reports that major gold ETFs are seeing net redemptions of around $2.5 billion ...

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  • How to Play Jim Roger's Picks With ETFs

    02-18-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Are you an exchange traded fund (ETF) investor worried about how our country's loose monetary policy could affect the economy? Then you may want to listen to the advice of investment guru Jim Rogers. Sitting down with Judge Andrew Napolitano on Investment Postcards, venture ca...

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  • China's Tightening, McDonald's Earnings Lift ETFs

    02-08-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged higher at the open on Tuesday as Wall Street extended its advance on strong corporate earnings and more belt-tightening from China. China's central bank raised interest rates for the second time in just over a month in a bid to dampen high i...

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  • Gold ETFs: After a Run, Now What?

    02-08-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    First, gold prices surged past $1,400 an ounce. Then, they dropped back to around $1,300. As Americans get less uncertain about the economy, where do gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) fit in? SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) returned almost 30% last year. So far this year, it...

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  • Commodity ETFs and Contango

    02-07-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have become one of the most popular fund types with investors. They don't all work the same, however, and before you dive in, you need to understand this market in a bit of detail to avoid getting surprised, or worse, burned. Michael Iach...

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  • ETF Securities Strikes While the Iron Is Hot

    01-18-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities' success with its lineup of exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the United States could be called a case of perfect timing. Since launching its first ETF, ETFS Physical Silver (NYSEArca: SIVR), 18 months ago, the provider has hit $3.5 billion in assets. In a not onl...

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  • Gold ETFs Sliding; Now What?

    01-14-2011 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Ever since gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) hit highs last month, it's been choppy going. With today's tanking prices, you might be asking yourself whether it's time to sell. In the absence of economic news that sends investors running for the hills, gold is struggling to han...

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  • ETF Securities Unveils New Asian Gold ETF

    01-13-2011 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities, the popular physically-backed metal exchange traded fund (ETF) provider, has pulled the lid off its newest offering: a physically-backed gold ETF that domiciles the yellow metal in Singapore. Will Rhind, head of U.S. operations for ETFS, says that the goal of E...

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  • Two ETF Types to Battle Inflation

    01-05-2011 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Inflation or deflation, that is the question. If it's inflation, here are a few exchange traded funds (ETFs) that may help ease your pain. Kevin Depew for Minyanville says there are some things you should know about our current economic climate, because we're in confusing time...

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  • Weak Dollar Gives Gold ETFs a Kick

    12-28-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The blizzard that socked the East Coast certainly hasn't socked gold prices or their exchanged traded funds (ETFs). In fact, they're bucking the trend. It's been a big day for the yellow metal, which surged past $1,400 an ounce thanks to a down-trending dollar. The dollar's we...

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  • Will the Gold ETF Rally Soon Be History?

    12-22-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) were pushed to new heights this year as a global currency war and a flood of newly printed money pushed investors to the relative safety of the gold bullion. Will the good times end when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31? Bill O'Neill, a ...

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  • Why Precious Metals ETFs Are the Best Way to Go

    12-20-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Precious metals are more popular than ever these days. Not convinced? The country's first gold ATM just started dispensing bullion today. If you want to be a part of this run, forget buying your own coins or bars. Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are one of the easiest ways to get yo...

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  • Gold ETFs: The 200-Day Says It All

    12-15-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are in the middle of a broader sell-off in gold today. The primary culprit seems to be profit-taking, with a dash of bubble fears mixed in for good measure. It's only natural. If you currently own a gold fund like SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: G...

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  • Gold ETFs: Is There Life Left?

    12-10-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have skyrocketed almost fivefold in the last nine years, and pessimists are voicing concerns about a possible bubble forming in gold assets and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) as prices stall out. However, market fundamentals are still backing gold's claim to fam...

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  • Why Gold ETFs Are the Safe-Haven of Choice

    12-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Have you ever wondered why gold and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are the safe-havens of choice for so many investors? There's a very good reason for that. Jacob Goldstein and David Kestenbaum for NPR have the answer. In a recent episode of the Planet Money podcast, they p...

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  • China Goes for the Gold ETFs

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

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) may soon see a jump now that China has received approval to put money into them. Lion Fund Management in China has gotten the go-ahead to throw up to $500 million at physically backed gold ETFs in overseas markets. The fund will be the firs...

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  • What Affects Gold ETFs?

    11-30-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices are affected by a multitude of factors, and potential investors looking for gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) should assess what they include. The main factors that are often cited include worries that China will raise key rates, no set policy on how to halt curren...

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  • The Physical Gold ETFs Go Head-to-Head

    11-18-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    If you've considered an investment into any of the physically-backed gold exchange traded funds (ETFs), then you've probably wondered what makes each one unique. Millions of investors have considered these funds, and we think it's worth looking under the hood of each. Although...

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  • 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...

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  • GDP Numbers Give Gold ETFs a Pop

    10-29-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    After a GDP report that many found lackluster, gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) got additional support from investors. Overall, the economy grew by 2% for the third quarter, which is just about what analysts were anticipating. That slow growth and the prospect of yet more slo...

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  • Are Gold ETFs In a Bubble Or On a Hot Streak?

    10-25-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold is on a hot streak as it continues to set records and rally on. The physically-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are glimmering, however, some are saying its time to short the metal. Benzinga on MinyanVille reports that regardless of the movements of the dollar, investo...

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  • Gold ETF Mania: Time to Stick a Fork In It?

    10-12-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    When your cab driver starts giving you tips, it's a sure sign that a market has become overheated. Have gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) reached that point? Everybody knows that when the ordinary public get into a boom, the smart money gets out, says Brett Arends for The Wall...

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  • Gold ETFs Look for Next Move

    10-05-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Although physically-backed gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are raking in assets and making gains left and right, many are beginning to wonder where the top is for this metal's meteoric rise. Last week, gold hit its 10th record high in the past 12 trading days, rising above ...

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  • ETFs Wobble on Last Day of Q3

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

    On the final day of trading of the best month the markets have seen in 71 years, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) turned higher following a slate of positive economic reports. The number of unemployed workers seeking benefits fell by even more than anticipated last week...

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  • U.S. Dollar Trips, Gold ETFs Make Gains

    09-29-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    More trouble could be in store for the ailing U.S. dollar exchange traded fund (ETF). Investors are increasingly believing that the Fed will step in with quantitative easing measures to support the economy, pressuring the greenback down. The dollar gave up minor ground to the ...

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  • ETFs Move As Recession Declared Over

    09-20-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The recession that gripped the U.S. economy from December 2007 until June 2009 has been officially declared over. With that, exchange traded funds (ETFs) surged. According to the ETF Dashboard, investors are looking abroad this morning despite reports that the U.S. recession i...

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  • Gold, Treasuries and Dollar ETFs: Connecting the Dots

    09-17-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices are at record highs. Treasury bond yields are the lowest in decades. The U.S. dollar is swooning. The recent direction of exchange traded funds (ETFs) tracking these asset classes can tell us a lot about the economy. Although the markets don't appear to be locked i...

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  • Why Investors Want Gold and Silver ETFs

    09-15-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As gold and silver prices continue to rise, precious metals related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are becoming the go-to investment many trying to capitalize on their surging prices and safe-haven attributes. The price of gold touched on a record before settling at a price just...

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  • Gold ETFs: Economic Teflon?

    09-10-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    When it comes to gold exchange traded funds (ETFs), the direction of the economy is apparently no issue. Analysts say that regardless of what happens in the markets, gold is on track to see a full decade of price gains - its most sustained rally in at least 90 years. Analysts ...

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  • ETFs Turn Higher as Exports Surge

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

    The trade gap narrowed in July, jobless claims dropped in the last week and President Obama has a new jobs plan. Will it be enough to propel exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher and keep them there? Continued signs that Americans be hopeful about the country's economic future p...

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  • 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...

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  • WGC: Gold ETFs Are Driving Demand

    08-27-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The fact that gold demand is soaring isn't such a surprise, but the fact that gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) are responsible for a large portion of that demand may be. The World Gold Council recently came out with its gold demand picture, and the numbers are pretty impressi...

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  • Gold ETFs: Protecting Yourself from a Sell-Off

    08-24-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Everyone loves gold these days. Investor fear, market uncertainty and general safe-haven seeking has sent people scurrying to gold exchange traded funds (ETFs). But like most trends, this won't last forever. For now, though, the trend is there. Gold moved higher today after it...

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  • ETF Spotlight: ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (SGOL)

    08-18-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Spotlight on ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), part of  a weekly series. Assets: $695 million Objective: Seeks to reflect the price performance of gold bullion, minus expenses Holdings: Gold bars, held in vaults in Zurich, Switzerland What You Shou...

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  • 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 ...

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  • Gold ETF Slashes Fees and Sees Results

    07-30-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are cheap, but that doesn't mean they're not getting cheaper. One gold fund provider is engaging in a good old-fashioned price war to entice gold traders to its side of the camp, and it appears to be working. On July 1, BlackRock lowered the annual...

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  • New ETFs in the Pipeline: ETF Securities and More

    07-28-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    What, did you think the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry was done growing? Not so fast there. ETF Securities, Direxion and newcomer GeorgeTown Investment Management. Lara Crigger and Cinthia Murphy for Index Universe reports that ETF Securities is planning a new gold ETF wo...

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  • Why Gold ETFs Are Declining

    07-19-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    It had to happen sooner or later, though some may feel it's a little on the "sooner" side: gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) and prices have tumbled in recent weeks, off about 5% from their highs hit on June 18. What gives? Given that gold is a safe-haven asset in times of eco...

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  • Why Gold ETFs Gained on a Good Day

    07-13-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    What the... Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) gained close to 1% in trading today, despite the fact that it was a good day. Why were investors turning to the traditionally rainy day metal in sunny skies? On days where the markets are lower you often expect to see gold ETFs and...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Top 6 ETFs of the Second Quarter

    07-01-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Economic uncertainty, lingering debt problems in Europe, tepid employment numbers and high volatility are just some of the reasons why the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have see-sawed in the part quarter. Still, investors found some safe havens and heavily traded in tw...

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  • The Case for Investing In Gold ETFs

    06-13-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) serve several functions in both good times and bad. These days, we're seeing it primarily working as a safe haven for investors. If you're among the worried, you have a number of options when it comes to getting exposure. Gold has been on a ho...

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  • Bernanke's Assurances Don't Keep ETFs From Turning Lower

    06-08-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) dropped slightly in early trading today. But as has become the norm with ongoing concerns about European debt, we may see another drop in the major indexes in the waning minutes of trading. ETFs are mostly flat after assurances from Fede...

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  • Gold ETFs Keep Their Calm in Crisis

    05-25-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The desire for safe haven investments has once again thrust gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) into the spotlight. The result? Gold futures are rising and assets are pouring into the funds. Gold has historically tended to move in line with the euro, says Allen Sykora at The Wal...

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  • ETFS: Trading in Commodity ETFs Hits All-Time High

    05-24-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets are still feeling the fear of a contagion effect from Europe's debt problems. It has sent gold prices to new records and trading in exchange traded commodities (ETCs) to all-time highs. It's a full-on trading frenzy. Market fears have pushed gold to record prices t...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • ETF Securities Takes the U.S. ETF Industry By Storm

    05-12-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities might be a newer name in the United States, but they're hardly new to exchange traded funds. The provider of a line of popular gold, platinum and palladium ETFs is both a veteran and a pioneer in the European ETF industry. The provider first appeared on the sce...

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  • 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...

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  • Job Market Improves in April, But ETFs Still Tumble

    05-07-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    The markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are searching for direction this morning. All signs are there that the economy is indeed improving, but nerves are still frayed by yesterday's activity. Private employers stepped up job creation in April, expanding payrolls by 231,0...

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  • 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...

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  • ETFs Soaring As Greece Nears a Bailout Deal

    05-03-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon

    Could it really be? A plan to bail out the struggling Greek economy finally appears to be nigh, which is sending stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) up by nearly triple digits this morning. As the German government approved its share of the massive Greece bailout, the Cen...

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  • 4 Ways That Platinum ETFs Could Outshine Gold

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

    The launch of ETF Securities' platinum exchange traded fund (ETF) earlier this year has proved to be an irresistible lure for investors looking for precious metals exposure. Will it leave gold in the dust? Some say so. Here's why. The demand base for platinum is higher than i...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 9 ETFs for Dollar Bears and Bulls

    03-05-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    What a difference just a few months makes. The euro has fallen out of favor in recent month, weighed down by PIIG concerns, naturally benefiting the dollar. Not everyone is bullish on greenback exchange traded funds (ETFs) in the long-term, though. The dollar is at a crossro...

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  • Gold Approaching 2010 Highs; Will ETFs Follow?

    03-04-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Uncertainty about the pace of the economic recovery both at home and abroad, as well as a currency that's in flux, has gold and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) responding in kind. What's pushing gold up, down and all around these days? Concern about Greece. Thankfully, t...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs Pause: Permanent Vacation, or Just a Break?

    02-11-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and silver prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) soared into the stratosphere last year before pausing for breath. Watchers of the metals are now wondering: are there more price spikes in the offing or does the pause signify a rally that's run out of steam? Analysts are...

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  • 5 Reasons Gold ETFs May Still Have Life

    01-26-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices have been more than doubling over the past few years, giving related shares and exchange traded funds(ETFs) a glimmer. Can the metal break the $5,000 per ounce threshold?Are there fundamental indicators that prove gold is going to hit $5,000 per ounce anytime soon? P...

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  • Two Reasons Metals ETFs Are On a Joyride

    01-11-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The U.S. dollar is continuing on the path toward weakness today and the latest numbers from China show that its appetite for raw materials has only grown. Both factors are contributing to gains in commodity-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs). Is it sustainable? A weaker U.S...

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  • Gold Report: Gold Prices, ETFs May Continue Upward

    01-08-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    Gold prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have risen to such a point that it's almost inevitable that someone will ask the question: "Am I too late to the party?" According to the analysts at Thomas Weisel Partners Group Inc. (NASDAQ: TWPG), gold prices exhibited strength f...

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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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  • Gold ETF Setback: Is It Just Temporary?

    12-14-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) seem to have hit a snag in the last week. Those who want to know what the metal plans to do next are sitting tight until the Federal Reserve makes an announcement on Wednesday. The surge in the U.S. dollar coupled with unexpectedly...

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  • What's Next for Gold ETFs As Prices Dip

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

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

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  • New Records for Gold Has ETFs Soaring

    12-03-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As gold continues to climb up the markets, is there ever an apex in which the precious metal simply can't get any higher? Are exchange traded funds (ETFs) subject to this as well? Gold is seemingly unstoppable, today hitting records of $1,227 an ounce. The metal continues to ...

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  • Midday Market Update: Jobs Report Gives ETFs Pause

    12-02-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The first of three jobs reports due this week wasn't as good as what had been forecast, leaving stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) trading in a narrow range as investors sort out what it could mean. Job cuts in November were down for the eighth consecutive month, which i...

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  • Gold ETFs: Will the Record Run Last?

    11-18-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As some are beginning to express skepticism that the rally in gold prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) couldn't possibly last, gold goes ahead and touches on another new record today. Gold futures hit new record highs in trading today, soaring above $1,150 an ounce on wea...

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  • Gold Storms Through Threshold, ETFs Rally

    11-06-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The price of gold just can't be stopped these days. Future prices of the precious metal topped $1,100 today, giving related exchange traded funds (ETFs) a push higher, as well. Investors were driven into gold's safe arms by a disappointing unemployment report that was the cou...

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  • 6 Reasons Gold ETFs Could Go Higher

    11-03-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    In an economic slowdown and a time of uncertainty, gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) offer an attractive alternative to investors. Let's take a look at six factors that could push the metal's price even higher. What's driving gold prices today isn't necessarily what d...

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  • 3 Ways to Access Physical Gold With ETFs

    10-28-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    As inflation and declines in purchasing power loom over investors, gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) continue to remain appealing and draw in big assets. Gold has declined slightly from its highs down to a three-week low, reports Jan Harvey for Reuters. One metals an...

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  • The Rally In Gold ETFs: Overheated, or More to Come?

    10-21-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold and the U.S. dollar are sitting on opposite ends of a seesaw and the dollar is dropping. Investors are finding that gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) are prudent way to store wealth. More investors are buying positions in gold for the long haul as gold prices ...

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  • Gold ETFs: Up On Inflation, or Something Else?

    10-19-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The expected higher rate of inflation has been met by increased investment in gold. Yet, some are not convinced that inflation is the only factor prodding gold-related exchange traded (ETFs) to new heights. As the dollar gained last Thursday, gold gave up some of its recent ga...

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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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  • 5 Reasons Gold ETFs Are Going Up, Up, Up

    10-08-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon

    The extended rally in gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) brought gold prices to new all-time highs. Prices have risen to the point that the question on the minds of many is whether conditions favor this trend continuing. High gold prices, recently touching $1,049.7...

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  • How Times Are Changing for Commodity ETFs

    10-05-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The scramble for commodity-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) is in full swing. Precious metal ETFs are enticing investors as a way to hedge against possible dollar and inflationary worries, but the CFTC could change how these funds look in the coming months. In the short-te...

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  • 7 Things to Know About Gold ETFs

    10-05-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold investors can't seem to get enough of gold-related exchange traded funds (ETFs). But why are gold ETFs so appealing? Investors are able to easily invest in gold through the use of ETFs and more are doing as inflationary worries rise and the dollar depreciates, writes Ben ...

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  • Gold ETFs: What Lies Ahead

    10-01-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Gold-related exchange traded funds (ETFs) have gained a lot of investor interest since gold has topped $1,000 an ounce. But investors should be on guard when it comes to the price of the metal in coming months. Long-term outlook on precious metals typically focuses on the low ...

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  • Hard Asset ETFs: How They Can Help You

    10-01-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are quickly being taken up by many investors. Many investors, however, might be interested in the number of hard asset ETFs available. Hard-asset ETFs can be used to both diversify a portfolio as well as protection from both inflation and...

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  • Gold and Silver ETFs: Where Do We Go From Here?

    09-24-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    The price of gold has been staying steady above its four-figure mark, and investment in gold and its related exchange traded funds (ETFs) has drawn many seeking to strike it rich. But will gold's uptrend last? Gold has held onto its $1,000/ounce price level but in real, or inf...

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  • ETFs Open Doors for Some Priced Out of Gold Market

    09-18-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    Record gold prices pushed some of India's traditional gold buyers out and sent jewelry demand down, but now many of those people are turning to gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) as an alternative. In just the last 10 days, reports Swansy Afonso for The Wall Street Journal, tr...

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  • Coming Soon: Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium ETFs

    07-18-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon

    ETF Securities has amended their original filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to launch a physically-backed gold tracking exchange traded fund (ETF) with custody in Switzerland. Earlier this year, ETF Securities made filings to the SEC to launch ...

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