Gold Miners

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 […]

While the economy languishes, mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are flourishing and are experiencing their best rally since the financial downturn. Leading the charge on Thursday, the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SLVP) bounced 7.8% higher, Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSEArca: COPX) jumped 6.3% and Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF […]

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 […]

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: […]

Exchange traded funds have seen trading activity increase over the years as more investors see the benefits of the investment vehicle. For instance, since ETFs trade on an exchange like a stock, many have utilized the funds to execute quick or tactical positions to capitalize on market turns. While ETFs accumulate more assets and investor […]

Gold bullion and precious metals exchange traded fund traders are waiting on a bullish signal from the Federal Reserve, with many expecting the Fed to kick the interest-rate-hike can down the road. Gold ETFs have been strengthening. Over the past three months, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS […]

Precious metals miners-related exchange traded funds surged Friday, along with gold and silver prices, after the weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data added to speculation that the Federal Reserve would hold off on tightening its monetary policy. On Friday, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest and most heavily traded gold miners ETF, increased […]

The equities market and stock exchange traded funds jumped after the Federal Reserve announced it will be standing pat on record low U.S. interest rates for now in light of the weak economy, stubbornly low inflation and unstable global markets. Fed officials voted nine to one in favor of keeping current interest rates, stating Thursday […]

Exchange traded fund traders who played the recent bout of wild market swings doubled down on risk and piled into leveraged products. Traders have increasingly turned to exchange traded funds and notes that use leverage or amplify potential returns on oil, gold and natural gas, even as many bets have plunged after the commodities retreat, […]

Gold bullion and miner exchange traded funds are rallying and are now testing their short-term resistance as traders trim Federal Reserve rate hike bets and global volatility adds to safe-haven demand. On Thursday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) were up about […]

The U.S. equities have been meandering along for the past few weeks but were pulled from their stupor after Chinese yuan selling triggered a risk-off sentiment. Nevertheless, there are still pockets of strength in some markets and exchange traded funds. For instance, the best performing ETFs on Wednesday were those that tracked precious metal miners. […]

The month of August has historically been a poor month for equities. Nevertheless, exchange traded fund investors may do well with focusing on more conservative sectors while growth sectors languish. According to data analytics platform Kensho, August has been the worst month of the year for the S&P 500, with the indexing falling 0.8% on […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds experienced some choppy conditions, but investors have unclenched their teeth as markets largely rebounded over July. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 2.0% and the S&P 500 gained 1.8%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over the past month include the Market […]

Gold miners and sector-related exchange traded funds have been trailing the market. However, the sell-off may have been overdone and could present a good opportunity for contrarian investors ahead of the Federal Reserve announcement. Over the past month, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 25.0%, Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: […]

In the essence of brevity and not belaboring previously made points, gold and gold miners exchange traded funds have been getting trounced in recent weeks. Over the past month, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) are down 7.3% and 26.2%, respectively. Of course, junior and small-cap […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is trading slightly lower again Wednesday, extending the largest gold exchange traded fund’s one-month loss to almost 7.3%. GLD is also positioned to extend its losing streak to eight days. None of that should be good for gold miners ETFs and it has not been, but the somber outlook […]

It is a scenario that is frequently seen with leveraged exchange traded funds. Traders pile into whichever fund that is a member of bullish/bearish pair that gets hammered on a particular day with the hope that that ETF will rally the following day, making for a profitable trade. A hypothetical example would be big inflows […]

Gold futures are off more than 2% today, sending physically-backed gold exchange traded funds, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), to five-year lows. Predictably, this is awful news for gold miners stocks and the relevant ETFs. This is how bad things are getting for gold and silver miners ETFs: To this point in Monday’s […]

Physically-backed gold exchange traded funds are trading lower by about 1% today, sending the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) to the 52-week low club. Predictably, that is bad news for gold miners ETFs, plenty of which are also dotting the ETF 52-week […]

While gold bullion has somewhat weakened this year, gold miner stocks and related exchange traded have taken a dive, leading some traders to believe that the industry may be oversold. Year-to-date, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has dipped 3.0%. Meanwhile, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest and most heavily traded […]

Rising interest rates are believed to be a death knell for gold, but the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is up 2.7% over the past 90 days, a period in which 10-year Treasury yields have surged 17.5%. Although GLD and its gold ETF brethren have defied interest rate logic, investors are not waiting around to […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is up nearly 3% over the past week and bullion’s recent rally is bring gold miners exchange traded funds along for the ride. Though Thursday’s gains are somewhat modest, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest and most heavily traded gold miners ETF, is higher by […]

Give gold miners exchange traded funds some credit. Bullion-backed ETFs, including the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), have been solid though not spectacular performers over the past month. GLD is up 2.3% over that period, but with Tuesday’s 3.8% gain, the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) is now up 13.4% over the […]

Investors perusing a list of exchange traded funds that have been stellar performers over the past month will find plenty of emerging markets funds and some suddenly resurgent energy fare. Scroll far enough down that list and some well-known gold miners ETFs begin appearing as well. Although the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) is higher […]

The equities market is plugging along, but gold producers have been selling off. Contrarian investors who want to capitalize off a potential turnaround in this unfavored sector can take a look at some miners-related exchange traded funds. For instance, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) fell 9.7% over the past month while the […]

While the equities market is still positive so far this year, U.S. stocks and exchange traded funds retreated over March as concerns over the U.S. dollar strength and energy sector weakness weighed on the earnings outlook ahead. The Nasdaq Composite gained 3.0% and the S&P 500 rose 4.4% so far this year. Meanwhile, the Dow […]

Following up on the success of the Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM), Sprott Asset Management introduced SGDM’s junior miners equivalent today with the launch of the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDJ). The new ETF tracks the Sprott Zacks Junior Gold Miners Index (NYSE:ZAXSGDJ) and is the first factor-based junior miners ETFs. Investors […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, fell 3.3% and is now off nearly 10% from its January highs. Even with Monday’s modest upside, gold futures have traded lower in seven of the past 11 session. Improving labor data are fueling Federal Reserve rate hike speculation […]

The improving job numbers are fueling Federal Reserve rate hike speculation and dragging on the gold bullion and miner-related exchange traded funds. With the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest ETF backed by physical holdings of gold, down 2.7% and broad equities markets off over 1% Friday, gold miners are feeling the pain […]