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Commodity exchange traded funds have enjoyed greater investment interest this year as a recovery in oil prices and resurgence in safe-haven gold bets helped attract steady inflows. According to BlackRock data, commodities-related exchange traded products attracted $27.7 billion in net inflows over the first six months of the year, compared to the $7.7 billion in […]

While the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold-related exchange traded products, some critics have questioned the veracity of demand for the yellow metal. The good news for gold bugs is the bullion demand has been solid this year and on […]

Recently, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold-related exchange traded products encountered some trouble induced by the Federal Reserve, but gold and gold ETFs remain among this year’s best-performing asset classes. Some market observers believe this year could be just […]

The Federal Reserve continues to vex investors. Last Friday, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold-related exchange traded products were punished after a member of the Federal Reserve said the U.S. central bank should not wait too long before raising interest […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold-related exchange traded products were dragged lower late last week after a member of the Federal Reserve said the U.S. central bank should not wait too long before raising interest rates. Gold has enjoyed […]

Some commentary on gold and the related exchange traded products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), seen last month might lead some investors to believe the yellow metal’s upside has been exhausted. In reality, the declines recently experienced by the […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) are still among this year’s best-performing non-leveraged commodities exchange traded products. But over the past month, the major gold ETFs are each off about 2.5%. A few minor bumps in an otherwise bullish road for bullion […]

Gold bullion and precious metals miners exchange traded funds are clawing back from a recent sell-off, surging on Tuesday as more traders grow skeptical of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike anytime soon. Leading the charge on Tuesday, the PureFunds Junior Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 7.6%, Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDJ) […]

Precious metals miner stocks and sector-related exchange traded fund lead gains Friday after a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs data fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve would hold off on an interest rate hike this month. Leading the charge on Friday, Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) jumped 5.2%, VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: […]

In a month marked by flat U.S. markets, with thin and narrow trading, exchange traded fund investors sought out areas of higher return, targeting emerging market assets over August. Among the most popular ETF trades,  the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: EEM) and Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEArca: VWO), the two largest emerging […]

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon appeared on Fox Business on Monday to discuss the market and the latest trends in ETFs. Specifically, Lydon spoke about the benefits of investing in ETFs, pointing to SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and ProShares S&P 500 Aristocrats ETF (NYSEArca: NOBL) as hot picks. Click here to watch on YouTube!

Gold exchange traded funds are trading flat after Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen skirted a definitive plan on monetary policy, leaving investors uncertain when the central bank will ultimately hike rates. On Friday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) dipped 0.1%, with […]

Gold and the related exchange traded products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), have recently languished on intensifying speculation of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve and profit-taking. However, a few minor bumps in an otherwise bullish road […]

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will give her much-anticipated Jackson Hole speech on Friday 10 a.m. Eastern, and depending on how dovish she seems, exchange traded funds on some of this year’s most popular plays may either continue to push higher or find an abrupt ceiling. Yellen has maintained a dovish stance throughout the year, […]

Ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement at its annual Jackson Hole meeting, gold prices dipped to a four-week low, with gold miners and sector-related exchange traded funds breaking below a key level. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) dropped 4.5% Wednesday, plummeting below its support at the short-term, 50-day simple moving average. On […]

Each day, ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, Aug. 15-19, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article – enjoy! 1. How to Access […]

There is still plenty of focus on when the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates, a scenario some market observers could happen in December, if then. Even then, one rate hike, while potentially providing a near-term shock to gold, probably will not derail exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares […]

ETF Trends publisher/editor Tom Lydon appeared on Yahoo! Finance’s “The Final Round” to talk about trends in the trillion-dollar ETF industry on Tuesday. Host Jen Rogers spoke with Lydon about why SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEArca: GLD) is the ETF standout of the year; why the dividend theme is not overbought with ETFs such as ProShares […]

Gold prices inched higher Tuesday, despite conflicting views from Federal Reserve officials. As the U.S. waits for the Fed announcement, traders may consider a bearish or inverse gold exchange traded funds to hedge against a more hawkish outlook. On Tuesday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold […]

Each day, ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, Aug. 8-12, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article – enjoy! 1. Frenzied Investor Demand for […]

Global central bankers’ ever-looser monetary policies and increased uncertainties helped drive investment demand for gold bullion and related exchange traded funds to record highs for the first six months of the year. According to the World Gold Council, over the first-half of the year, investment demand for gold, which includes bars and coins and demand from […]

Gold exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) are trouncing the returns offered by equities and fixed income ETFs this year. So it can be said that, despite gold’s many critics, betting against the yellow metal to this […]

Bullion and precious metals miners have benefited from the recent shift toward safe-haven assets and ongoing accommodative monetary policies around the world. However, miners and related exchange traded funds could continue to outperform in a strengthening gold environment. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold […]

Gold exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) have retreated a bit in recent days as the July jobs report is stoking speculation the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates this year. However, data indicate professional traders are […]

Commodity exchange traded funds have enjoyed greater investment interest this year as a recovery in oil prices and resurgence in safe-haven gold bets helped attract steady inflows. Investors threw more than $50 billion into commodities this year, the best start to a year since 2009 when commodity assets were at the start of a three-year […]

After a better-than-expected July jobs report, speculation over a potential Federal Reserve rate hike this year and a strengthening U.S. dollar pummeled gold and miners-related exchange traded funds. On Friday, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 3.2% and VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) declined 3.3% while the SPDR Gold […]

In the precious metals space, exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and other gold and silver exchange traded products command most of the attention, but palladium and platinum are delivering for investors this year as well. The GLD and SLV equivalent for platinum investing […]

Gold prices are flirting with their highest levels in two years, providing a boost to exchange traded products such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL). That could be sign that although volatility could ebb, gold could maintain its already impressive year-to-date […]

One of the biggest reasons investors have been flocking to gold exchange trade products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), this year is the perception of elevated market volatility, but when post-Brexit volatility ebbed, lifting equities in the process, some […]

One of the biggest reasons investors have been flocking to gold exchange trade products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), this year is the perception of elevated market volatility. With this being a presidential election year in the U.S., that […]