SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETFFund
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12-29-2015 03:30 PM by Tom Lydon
Commodities have been down in the dumps this year as a strengthening U.S. dollar and slowing global economy weigh on demand. Consequently, exchange traded products linked to the raw materials have been among the worst performers of 2015. For instance, a natural gas-related exc...
07-17-2015 07:30 AM by Todd Shriber
Give the Market Vectors-Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL) some credit. Seriously. At least KOL was not one of the exchange traded funds hitting 52-week lows Thursday, though it is not far off from committing that ominous offense. Still, that does not obfuscate the fact that KOL traded ...
06-17-2015 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Global miner stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds have suffered a huge blow and could continue to struggle on a weak commodities outlook. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) has declined 14.9% year-to-date and plunged 34.2% over the past year. Meanwhile...
05-12-2015 12:40 PM by Todd Shriber
Mining stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds have moved in fits and starts over the past few years. Unfortunately, there have been more fits than pleasantries, but the moribund industry could finally be putting in a legitimate bottom. Though it is still down 27.5%...
01-14-2015 02:05 PM by Tom Lydon
The plunge in oil prices is beginning to ripple across sectors, pressuring industrial metal miners and related exchange traded funds. The SPDR Metals & Mining ETF (NYSEArca: XME) fell 5.4% Wednesday and is down 28.2% over the past year. XME is now trading near its lowest s...
08-12-2014 11:30 AM by Todd Shriber
The materials sector has been a solid performer this year, benefiting from its status as a value group and late-cycle destination. That much is highlighted by a 7.2% year-to-date gain for the Materials Select Sector SPDR (NYSEArca: XLB). However, the mantle of materials sector...
05-13-2014 09:30 AM by Tom Lydon
After years of underperformance, mining stocks and related exchange traded funds are looking like an attractive contrarian play, with analysts from JPMorgan turning bullish on the sector. "We believe the risk-reward for miners is improving," Mislav Matejka, a equity strategist...
02-13-2014 02:17 PM by Tom Lydon
Gold futures are flirting with $1,300 per troy ounce Thursday. At $1,300, gold is still a long way from its 2011 highs, but the yellow metal's recovery in2011 has bolstered once downtrodden exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD), last year's worst ETF in t...
07-29-2013 01:15 PM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Mining stocks have battled back recently, with GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners, Expense Ratio 0.52%) for example recovering more than 25% from its late June intraday lows and pulling in more than $100 million in net asset flows via creations. It is also no secret that Gold and...
04-01-2013 06:33 AM by Tom Lydon
As we continue to ride the rally, stocks are looking fairly valued. Nevertheless, the markets are not perfectly efficient, and investors can still find some relatively cheap exchange traded fund bargain picks. ETFs have to disclose holdings every day, which has allowed one inv...
01-07-2013 08:18 AM by Tom Lydon
Signs of a gradual recovery in the materials sector of the S&P 500 has hinged upon a slow economic recovery in the U.S. and China. Exchange traded funds tracking this sector are an affordable, risk-adjusted method of gaining exposure to these equities. S&P Capital IQ l...
11-27-2012 07:56 AM by Tom Lydon
Gold miner stock exchange traded funds have lagged the performance of physical gold funds, however, investors with some risk tolerance have kept faith that long term performance will pay off. The fiscal cliff does include tax hikes and this could further cloud the performance of ...
11-07-2012 10:20 AM by Tom Lydon
Previously, investors who were interested in commodities had to set up a commodity brokerage account, invest in equity producers, or start prospecting, but now, the average retail investor can look for commodity exchange traded fund options. According to Liam Pleven for the Wa...
05-03-2012 01:04 PM by John Spence
The largest ETF that invests in gold miners dropped to a fresh 52-week low on Thursday as producers saddled with higher costs continue to lag bullion prices. Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) was down 4% on Thursday and has shed more than 20% the past three months. ...
04-30-2012 08:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The fortunes of the steel industry have long been tethered to the whims of global economic growth and demand. However, the industry, along with exchange traded funds that track steel producers, is beginning to show less reliance from the demand side as producers begin to better m...
04-11-2012 09:18 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. stock ETFs were set to open higher Wednesday following a five-day losing streak on weak U.S. jobs data and lingering European debt concerns. Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season for Dow components, while sector ETFs could see action as companies announce first-qua...
01-08-2012 07:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Hard-hit mining stocks rallied last week along with precious metals exchange traded funds after the sector suffered through a bleak 2011. Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) are both higher over the past fiv...
12-06-2011 09:11 AM by Paul Weisbruch, Street One Financial
Late last week we saw the emergence of put buyers in XME (SPDR S&P Metals and Mining) as the exchange traded fund failed to close at recent highs after mid morning Friday strength, and finished down 0.61%. XME had a strong showing last week, rising over 15% from the previo...
11-17-2011 01:06 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds indexed to copper and base metals fell with global equities Thursday on worries Europe's debt crisis will freeze the economic recovery. In precious metals, silver ETFs paced the declines. [Silver ETFs Fall] Precious metals have enjoyed the spotlight as...
11-07-2011 09:33 AM by John Spence
Gold miner stocks have bounced about 9% over the past month to outperform gold prices, raising hopes that miner exchange traded funds can make up ground after lagging bullion for years. "The gains in the mining sector are outpacing the gains in the broader equity markets whil...
10-28-2011 04:07 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSEArca: XME), part of an ongoing series. Assets: $928.3 million. Objective: The SPDR S&P Metals and Mining fund tries to reflect the performance of the S&P Metals and Mining Select Industry Index, which holds meta...
05-02-2011 06:10 AM by John Spence
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that invest in coal and miner stocks are on Monday's radar screen as traders look to earnings from Massey Energy (NYSE: MEE). "In terms of likely earnings beats, the key is the much stronger-than-expected export levels in the first quarter," said B...
01-10-2011 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) are down today following declines in Asian and European markets. Wall Street is also anticipating fourth-quarter earnings numbers from aluminum giant Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) after the close. European stock markets fell on Monday, with banks under pr...
08-10-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
China notched the largest trade surplus in 18 months last month. The surprising figures may portend tough times have a mixed impact on exchange traded funds (ETFs). The surplus could turn up the heat on Beijing to allow the yuan to appreciate faster. They also signal that econ...
08-10-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
The Federal Reserve is wrapping up its two-day meeting this week. Ahead of the announcement during which the policymakers are expected to discuss ways to jump-start the economy, exchange traded funds (ETFs) are trading lower. According to the ETF Dashboard, metals ETFs - yeste...
07-20-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Weak earnings reports from Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) coupled with another round of bad news from the real estate sector sent Treasury and gold exchange traded funds (ETFs) higher in early trading. The top ETF in early trading is SPDR Metals & Mining (NYS...
07-14-2010 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Steel prices have taken some lumps as consumers cut back on big ticket buys and total manufacturing activity slows. But does that mean it's time to stick a fork in steel-related exchange traded funds (ETFs)? Not so fast. Steel prices tumbled in June as consumers cut back on bu...
07-06-2010 08:30 AM by Tom Lydon
Maybe what the markets needed was a long weekend. In early trading today, stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been up as much as 150 points, led primarily by global funds. While the U.S. markets were closed on Monday, global markets rose, contributing to the optimism ...
07-02-2010 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Aluminum demand remains strong enough that prices may recover, despite lingering problems still weighing down on world economies. Investors may play the recovery in aluminum with the new aluminum exchange traded fund (ETF) that is expected to launch next month. United Co. Rusa...
06-16-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Factories are ramping up production, and it shows in May's industrial production numbers. Here are five exchange traded funds (ETFs) to keep an eye on as these numbers improve - or falter - in the coming months. Industrial production rose 1.2% last month, but that number alone...
05-24-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
The exchange traded fund (ETF) universe offers a breathtaking array of options to choose from. The latest addition to this universe is the pure-play ETF, which gives investors very focused exposure to a sector. With that focused exposure, though, comes more risk. ETFs were ini...
05-21-2010 10:29 AM by Tom Lydon
Following declines in Asia and Europe, and the largest decline in more than a year Thursday, major stock indexes and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have recovered from opening losses in early trading Friday. Stocks continued to fall early Friday, as volatile stock futures pointe...
04-30-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The signs are all there. U.S. GDP in the first quarter rose, the joblessness situation is slowly improving, consumers are coming out to spend more and homebuilders are feeling more bullish than they have in awhile. That just leaves one thing: which exchange traded funds (ETFs) wi...
04-28-2010 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
All the government spending and record-low interest rates have certainly helped right our listing economy. But as the stimulus winds down and interest rates go back up, you'll want to have some exchange traded funds (ETFs) at the ready to protect your portfolio. The bulls are...
04-05-2010 08:03 AM by Tom Lydon
Tom Lydon went on CNBC bright and early this morning to deliver his exchange traded fund (ETF) picks for the coming quarter. Find out what they are by watching now.
03-25-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The beauty of commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) is that you have multiple ways to get your exposure. You can buy funds that hold futures contracts, funds that are physically backed or funds that hold the stock of commodity producers. Each type has its benefits and drawbacks....
03-09-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
What a difference a year makes. At this time in 2009, it seemed that the markets and exchange traded funds (ETFs) couldn't sink much further. Little did we know, a reprieve was to come. Here are eight of the strongest ETFs since that day. Market Vectors Coal ETF (NYSEArca: KOL...
03-08-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Sometimes, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) all seem to be rising in tandem. Other times, they're all operating on their own distinct trend lines. This could very well be one of those times. Examine a list of the top-performing funds in the last month, and you'll find i...
03-02-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Fashion Week in New York just wrapped up, but one white-hot trend probably didn't come up: metals exchange traded fund (ETF) investing. Thanks to deficits and continuing concerns about the global economy, these ETFs have become more popular than ever. An increasing federal de...
02-27-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Metal prices and exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been on a roller coaster ride lately. Regardless of performance, stories about the dollar, China's demand and homebuilding reports have put metals firmly on center stage. Don Dion for The Street notes that several factors pla...
02-23-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The metals and mining sector is presenting opportunity this year, and analysts are eyeing this positive trend for investors in shares and exchange traded funds(ETFs). An analyst with HSBC recently noted what he sees are the top opportunities in the metals and mining sector. T...
02-16-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
After fits and starts, global metals prices and metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) are once again on the rise and stepping out from underneath oil's long shadow. The price of base metals like copper and aluminum are rising, emerging from under a shadow that oil has long cas...
01-27-2010 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
For months, investors have been looking to base metals exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a sign of where the global economy is heading. But renewed concerns about demand from China could have the funds sitting idle for the time being. Yesterday, most metals finished lower after ...
01-24-2010 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Countries all over the world have long relied on China's insatiable appetite for raw materials and other commodities. But China is tightening its lending, which could have an adverse effect on metals and mining exchange traded funds (ETFs). Among the potential challenges meta...
01-12-2010 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Last year was one long party for metals exchange traded funds (ETFs). In the wake of China's monetary tightening announcement, however, you can't help but wonder if the rally has the legs it needs to keep going. Hopes for a global economic recovery and inflationary precaution...
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...
01-06-2010 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
ETF Spotlight on SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSEArca: XME), part of a weekly series. Assets: $782 million Objective: Tracks the S&P Metals & Mining Select Industry Index. Holdings: Companies involved in the production and mining of metals, including A...
12-24-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Gold prices have dropped off and miners associated with the precious metal have been dragged along with them. However, mining exchange traded funds (ETFs) have felt these steep declines before, and each decline has only made them stronger. Will this time be any different? Aft...
12-17-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Steel has a wide range of uses across a variety of industries, which puts the steel exchange traded fund (ETF) firmly into position to benefit as a global economic recovery continues apace. Steel is fundamental to a broad economic recovery, getting much of its strength from ma...
11-25-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Gold and its exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been making headlines on a daily basis and are drawing attention, but there are opportunities to be had in many other metal funds, as well. Gold has soared to a historic $1,174 per ounce as investors gobble it up to hedge agains...
11-02-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
As the commodity markets get a little more tricky to navigate in the face of regulations, equity-based commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) could be one of the solutions. As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) mulls over position limits for futures-based commodi...
10-23-2009 11:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Since the market's March 9 low, commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) have skyrocketed as countries start to recuperate from the economic blows. Here are five commodities that have been among the strongest performers. Coal. China has reduced its supply of coal by clamping dow...
10-22-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) are turning some investors' heads. But there are ways to gain exposure to commodities without investing in the physical asset. There are various ways to invest in the commodities market, each with its pros and cons, and one way to invest ...
10-13-2009 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Are you looking into commodities exchange traded fund (ETF)? Commodity-based ETF investors have a few distinct choices when considering commodity investments. According to David Nadiq for IndexUniverse, investors who are more inclined to invest in commodity ETFs have a choice ...
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...
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...
08-20-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) edged higher in morning trading and got a boost from overseas markets despite a discouraging job report that showed an unexpected rise in claims. The Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpe...
08-14-2009 10:00 AM by Tom Lydon
U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds (ETFs) fell in morning trading as worries about how consumers are feeling pervade the markets. The Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell sharply in the first part of the month indicating that consumers may put the...
08-10-2009 12:00 PM by Tom Lydon
An uptick in demand and signs of a global recovery within markets and related exchange traded funds(ETFs) will take base metals up on a resurgence for the rest of 2009. Strong employment reports, renewed auto and housing demand and signs of a recovery in China have helped spur...
04-30-2009 02:07 PM by Tom Lydon
We're starting to see some exchange traded funds (ETFs) on the move. In fact, several have crossed above their long-term trend lines, and the major indexes all ended in positive territory for the month of April. Among the top-performing ETFs for the month include: DJ Wils...
04-15-2009 06:00 AM by Tom Lydon
As with other parts of the market, certain commodities and their exchange traded funds (ETFs) have shown some signs of life and have started to recover. Part of this recovery can be attributed to President Barack Obama's $787 billion stimulus package, which is aimed to target...
01-24-2009 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
Most stocks seem to enjoy falling so much that they have all but forgotten how to climb. But there are some stocks and subsequent exchange traded funds (ETFs) that have ignored this fad. Investors have become accustomed to the red-colored trading tickers of Wall Street, but so...
12-09-2008 03:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The demand for steel and other metals has dramatically fallen in all geographic markets and sectors, resulting in devastation to the stock prices of metals companies and the exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the sector. However, recent revelations may turn out to be benefi...
10-26-2008 01:00 AM by Tom Lydon
When it comes to investing, whether it's exchange traded funds (ETFs), stocks or something else entirely, it's not pretty out there. One of the biggest culprits has been commodities, and a problem of both real and overstated demand, says Gary Gordon for ETF Expert. Commodit...
10-09-2008 01:00 PM by Tom Lydon
The hot streak commodity exchange traded funds (ETFs) saw this year is now on a cooling trend, as values have dropped 26-44% in the three months leading to Tuesday. The commodities slide is vast, and mutual funds have also taken hits. Crude oil is down 35% over the past three ...
09-30-2008 01:50 PM by Tom Lydon
Today brings to a close one of the most volatile months and quarters for exchange traded funds (ETFS) in stock market history. Several of the country's largest financial institutions failed, some others merged and others were acquired by the government. There were a number of ...
08-13-2008 02:00 PM by Tom Lydon
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) could reap the rewards as the Russians add to their presence in the U.S. steel industry. In the biggest takeover of the year within the global steel industry, Novolipetsk of Russia is buying out John Maneely of Ohio for $3.5 billion. John Maneely i...