GLD

Last week, gold exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) each rose nearly 5% in a jump that some market observers attribute to short covering. Some options traders appear comfortable betting that GLD has more near-term upside […]

The lackluster earnings season and ongoing economic weakness have caused exchange traded fund investors to shift away from riskier equity markets into more conservative, safe-haven assets. According to EPFR data, investors redeemed over $10 billion from U.S. equity funds in the week ended February 4, the fifth constitutive week funds have recorded an outflow, reports […]

Gold bullion and precious metal-related exchange traded funds have regained their luster this year, and hard asset may continue to shine as safe-haven demand and central bank inaction help attract investors. ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon recently appeared on CNBC’s Futures Now to talk the recent surge in interest for gold assets. For instance, the […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund in the world, is off to a solid start to 2016 and while GLD and rival gold ETFs have a long way to go to snap out of what has become a lengthy bear market, momentum is building for gold. Speculation of higher […]

Metals and mining stocks, along with sector-related exchange traded funds, rallied Wednesday on the depreciating U.S. dollar and speculation that the Federal Reserve would not be able to further tighten rates on a weakening economy The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest gold-backed exchange traded product, rose 1.0% Wednesday and broke back above […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund in the world, is higher by nearly 5% over the past month and while GLD and rival gold ETFs have a long way to go to recoup the assets lost in 2014 and 2015, it is fair to say gold ETFs have started […]

Gold mining stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds are volatile, but investors renewing bullion’s safe-haven status has made ETFs such as the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) more appealing. GDX, the largest gold miners ETF, is up nearly 7% year-to-date and almost 9.5% over the past week. Of course that is excellent […]

With global equity markets volatile to start 2016, investors are searching for safe-haven investments, a scenario that is proving to be a boon for gold-related exchange traded products. ETFs such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) tumbled last year as […]

Gold prices and the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund in the world, rose modestly Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. The Fed figures prominently in gold’s ability to deliver more upside after being solid to start 2016. Gold futures and physically-backed ETFs were pressured last year […]

Gold and other precious metals-related exchange traded funds could continue to gain momentum as the Federal Reserve takes a more dovish stance, but a low inflation outlook may keep a lid on gains. Gold ETFs, including tthe SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), […]

Amid an ongoing rout in commodities prices during the latter stages of 2015, some commodities exchange traded products continued bleeding assets. Gold ETFs were pressured last year amid speculation the Federal Reserve is preparing to raise interest rates, which has pushed the dollar higher. Higher interest rates would diminish gold’s attractiveness since the precious metal […]

A platinum-related exchange traded fund surged back above its short-term trend line Monday as the ongoing market volatility pushed investors to safe-haven precious metals and bargain hunters jumped on the cheaper value in the white metal. The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) rose 3.4% Monday and broke back above its 50-day simple moving average […]

As global markets plunged deeper into a correction, investors exited stock exchange traded funds for the third straight week. According to EPFR data, U.S. stock funds experienced $4.2 billion in withdrawals for the week ended January 20, which added to the worst three-week period of outflows since April, Reports Eric Platt for the Financial Times. […]

With gold’s status as a safe-haven investment, it stands to reason that in turbulent markets, exchange traded funds such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) would shine a little brighter. That has been the case to start 2016 those gold […]

Down 9.3% over the past month, the S&P 500 is on the brink of correction territory and other equity markets around the world are faring worse. Elevated market volatility is having the predictable effect of sending investors in search of safe-haven investments and the result, also predictable, is benefiting gold. Exchange traded funds such as […]

With global equity markets volatile to start 2016, investors are searching for safe-haven investments, a scenario that is proving to be a boon for gold-related exchange traded products. ETFs such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) tumbled last year as […]

Upbeat U.S. economic data and a less anxious market are tarnishing the safe-haven gold trade, with precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds among the worst performers Friday. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) dipped 1.0% Friday while the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 3.7% and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners […]

With stocks and other riskier assets starting the new year in glum fashion, safe-haven assets should be catching a bid and that is indeed the case for gold and bullion-backed exchange traded funds. Last year, theSPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) along […]

Another round of global uncertainty is bolstering the gold trade, with the precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds shining in the equities space. On Wednesday, the Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM) rose 2.9%, iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: RING) gained 2.5% and Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) increased […]

Gold bullion and miner sector-related exchange traded funds are enjoying a happy New Year as a bout of uncertainty helped drive safe-haven demand for the precious metal. Gold miner ETFs were among the best performers Monday, with the iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: RING) up 3.1%, Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: […]

Commodities have been one of 2015’s worst-performing asset classes and that is reflected in investors’ treatment of commodities exchange traded products, a treatment that has primarily included ditching commodities funds. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), were universally seen as vulnerable […]

After a Federal Reserve-induced multi-year rally in equities, exchange traded fund investors pulled out of U.S. stocks and shifted into international markets where people may still find more attractive valuations. For instance, the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (NYSEArca: HEDJ) was the most popular ETF of 2015, attracting close to $14.0 billion in net inflows […]

In anticipation of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates, gold and other dollar-denominated commodities were widely viewed as vulnerable to higher borrowing costs. That thesis has proven accurate, though it has been just one trading day since the Fed unveiled its first interest rate hike in over nine years. On Thursday, the SPDR Gold Shares […]

Gold and the related exchange traded products, such as the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), were universally seen as vulnerable to higher interest rates prior to the Federal Reserve moving forward with such a policy on Wednesday. In the aftermath of […]

Interest rate-sensitive assets and related exchange traded funds were relatively unfazed by the Federal Reserve’s announced first rate hike since 2006, suggesting that the markets may have already priced in higher rates. The Federal Open Market Committee announced that it will raise the benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to between […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund is lower by nearly 2% over the past month, perhaps prompting some commodities market participants to think gold’s already lengthy bear market will be extended. However, some technical analysts see the potential for near-term upside in the downtrodden gold fund if certain […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) was mostly steady yesterday, but the world’s largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund is still off 1.6% over the past month and most traders believe there is little reason to believe gold is going to rebound in the near-term. Bearish forecasts continue mounting against the yellow metal, confirming that gold […]

Despite a rough day for riskier assets Monday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) tumbled 1.3%. The world’s largest bullion-backed exchange traded fund is off 4.5% over the past three months, extending its multi-year bear market. Bearish forecasts continue mounting against the yellow metal, confirming that gold is still in a lengthy bear market, giving […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) and other gold exchange traded products enjoyed solid performances last week on the back of the November jobs report. However, investors should be careful if they expect a lengthy move higher for downtrodden gold ETFs. Although […]

U.S.-listed exchange traded funds continued to attract billions of dollars in November as low-cost passive strategies enticed investors in a volatile market. Erik Oja, S&P Capital IQ equity analyst covering asset managers, argues that long-term trend away from active funds to passive funds was exacerbated during the recent volatility, with BlackRock benefiting the most from […]