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Metals-related exchange traded funds have enjoyed a rally this year, but traders and the miners themselves are growing more pessimistic over the future outlook. Over the past month, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) fell 1.8%, iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) declined 4.7%, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) dipped 0.2% and iShares MSCI Global […]

Amid speculation that another interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve is coming, perhaps as soon as next month, high-flying gold exchange traded funds, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), have retreated in recent days. However, that is not keeping […]

Few exchange traded funds (ETFs) have benefited from the weaker dollar and the Federal Reserve’s reluctance to raise interest rates this year on par with the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL). However, that does not mean gold and gold ETFs are not […]

By Todd Rosenbluth, Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research – S&P Global Market Intelligence State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) is the third largest ETF provider with $436 billion in assets according to Factset, aided by $2.1 billion of new assets in April. Jim Ross is an Executive Vice President of State Street Global Advisors […]

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, May 16-20, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article – enjoy! 1. A Very Positive Forecast […]

Gold prices closed slightly lower Wednesday after meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve revealed the central bank could raise interest rates following its June meeting. For now, one rate hike might not be enough to derail exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical […]

Gold exchange traded funds dulled Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting showed that the central bank could hike interest rates in June if conditions are right. The Fed minutes revealed that the policy makers are less concerned about risks posed by the global economic and financial conditions and pointed to strengthening U.S. […]

Silver exchange traded funds have rallied along with gold bullion this year, but rising industrial demand for the white metal may help propel silver prices. Bolstering the appeal for silver, the precious metal enjoys heavy industrial demand that benefits from an expanding global economy. Over 50% of global demand for silver comes from industries like […]

Somewhat lost in the well-deserved fervor surrounding the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and other gold and silver exchange traded products this year are the impressive performances being notched by platinum and palladium equivalents. The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) has been particularly impressive. After lagging gold ETFs […]

Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By TD Ameritrade Since its inception 22 years ago, the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) market has expanded to provide investors exposure to a wide variety of equity markets. Given their lower cost than actively managed mutual funds and inherent diversification, ETFs are also proving to be a smart way […]

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, May 9-13, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article – enjoy! 1) Soaring Silver ETFs to […]

Gold can be used in multiple ways to diversify a traditional stock and bond portfolio, and investors can gain exposure to the asset through physically backed exchange traded funds (ETFs). “Gold ETFs can play an integral role in a diversified portfolio, offering a number of approaches ranging from core to tactical strategies for both advisors […]

Got a case of TMI (Too Much Information)? ETF Trends takes a condensed look at latest happenings… Global ETF/ETP Assets Hit Record $3.137 Trillion High Assets invested in exchange traded funds (ETFs) and exchange traded products (ETPs) listed globally reached a new record high US$3.137 trillion at the end of April 2016, according to preliminary […]

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, May 2-6, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article – enjoy! 1. The Best and […]

After the U.S. economy added the fewest workers in seven months, gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped, with the bullion heading toward its largest gain in a week. On Friday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) rose 1.0% as Comex […]

Physically-backed gold exchange traded funds (ETFs), such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), traded slightly lower Tuesday as investors sought other safe-havens amid a bout of market calamity. However, GLD’s holdings are expanding to the highest levels in three years […]

As the gold market makes an impressive bull run this year, precious metals exchange traded fund (ETF) investors will have to watch a handful of factors to gauge how far the rally can keep going. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) […]

Note: This article is part of the ETF Trends Strategist Channel By Rick Vollaro In investment markets, there are always opportunities. What constitutes a timely tactical opportunity is in the eye of the beholder and can vary widely depending on an investor’s view. Our eye continues to view conditions through the lens of a global cyclical bear […]

Gold bullion and commodity-related exchange traded funds surged to a 15-month high Friday on a depreciating U.S. dollar, along with rising risk-off sentiment with a equity market pullback. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) rose 1.8% Friday as Comex gold futures gained […]

After a tumultuous start to the year, exchange traded fund investors have been easing back into the riskier segments of the market, focusing on income generation and some more defensive strategies that may keep the edge off their stock plays. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) was on track to become the most popular […]

Gold exchange traded funds have been a bright spot in the markets this year as an extended low-rate environment, depreciating U.S. dollar and volatility pushed investors into the hard asset. At the start of the year, gold enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities market plunged into a correction. Gold maintained its momentum as the Federal […]

With the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) enjoying one its best performances in several years, it is not surprising that miners exchange traded funds are getting in on the act. Actually, ETFs such as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) are doing that and more. GDX, the largest and most heavily traded gold […]

Although the naysayers have grown louder during gold’s ascent, it cannot be refuted that the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) are sporting year-to-date gains of close to 18% and have been, particularly in GLD’s case, packing on new assets. The World Gold Council […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest physically-backed gold exchange traded fund, and rival gold ETFs have been among this year’s best-performing funds. GLD is up nearly 18% year-to-date, but thanks to a recent surge to 10-month highs, silver prices and ETFs are outpacing their gold rivals. For example, the iShares Silver Trust […]

Precious metals have been surging this year, with the markets focused on the rise in gold as the U.S. dollar depreciates and market volatility sent traders to the safe-haven. Now, silver and related exchange traded funds are finally starting to outpace their golden counterpart. A perfect storm of global central bank policies and market volatility […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest physically-backed gold exchange traded fund, and rival gold ETFs have been among this year’s best-performing funds. GLD and some of its rivals have also been admirable asset gatherers, but as has been widely noted during gold’s ascent, there are some market observers with doubts about the […]

Precious metals-related exchange traded funds have been among the best performers this year. However, there may soon be more diverging performances as the rally grows long in the tooth. ETFs that track silver and gold miners have been the best performers this year, with the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver Small Cap Miners/Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) up 107.1% […]

Investors have turned to gold exchange traded funds as a safe-haven play in times of market stress. However, the precious metal may not always act as a hedge against stock volatility. Over the past five years, the correlation between the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, has been mildly […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest physically-backed gold exchange traded fund, is still up nearly 17% on a year-to-date basis and to this point in 2016, no ETF has added more new assets than GLD. However, the giant gold fund and its rivals have traded modestly lower over the past several weeks, […]

Despite Thursday’s pullback, exchange traded fund flows suggest investors are in a risk-on rally mode as ETFs that track safe-haven assets have been experiencing redemptions. The equities market have been bouncing back over the past month, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEArca: SPY) rising 3.0%, as investors turned risk-on after stocks dipped into a […]