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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 […]

As the U.S. prepares for potential risks that could topple the markets’ push toward new highs, investors may look toward leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to hedge against potential volatility. On the recent webcast, Smarter Beta: Tricks of the Trade for Leveraged ETFs, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy […]

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 […]

Given the heightened risks we have experienced this year, investors may consider leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to manage the challenges presented by volatile markets. On the upcoming webcast, Smarter Beta: Tricks of the Trade for Leveraged ETFs, Sylvia Jablonski, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets & Institutional Strategy Team at Direxion, and […]

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 […]

Gold miners exchange traded funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ), have spent considerable time among this year’s best-performing non-leveraged ETFs. However, some of that shine recently dulled as GDX is off 14.5% over the past month. The Federal Reserve is seen […]

Despite speculation of an imminent Federal Reserve interest rate hike, precious metals-related exchange traded funds may still hold up ahead. “I don’t think any immediate action from Fed would derail precious metals,” Maxwell Gold, Director of Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, told ETF Trends in a call. The Federal Reserve has backpedaled on rate hikes […]

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 […]

Gold exchange traded funds have been among the best performing assets of the year as volatility pushed investors toward safer assets and global central banks implemented aggressive monetary policies to support growth and fight deflationary pressures. On an upcoming webcast this Tuesday, A Golden 2016: Where Does Gold Go from Here?, Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst at […]

Gold miners exchange traded funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ), tumbled in August and to close last week as financial markets are left wondering if a Federal Reserve rate hike is imminent. Gold ETFs, including miners funds, tumbled last Friday after […]

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 […]

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: […]

Previously high-flying gold miners stocks and exchange traded funds endured a brutal August. For example, the Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM), iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners Fund (NYSEArca: RING) and the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) posted an average loss of more than 17% last month. Speculation that the Federal Reserve is […]

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 […]

Despite somewhat recovering from heavier losses earlier in the day, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds finished August on a down note but remained largely flat for the month. Over August, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq Composite was up 0.9% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.1%. The best performing […]

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 […]

Note: This article is courtesy of Iris.xyz By Frank Holmes Every child knows Olympic gold medals are for first place, silver for second and bronze for third. But where does this tradition come from? Like most everything else relating to the Olympics, we can trace the tradition back to the ancient Greeks, who assigned metals (not […]

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 […]

Precious metals have been among best performers this year, but investors shouldn’t wait for conditions to be just right before looking into gold allocations. Gold should not be used as part of a market-timing trade, but rather as a core investment portfolio diversifier, Jerry C. Wagner, President and Founder of Flexible Plan Investments, said on […]

Gold and gold-related assets, including miners exchange traded funds, fell Wednesday after the release of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting minutes that revealed the U.S. central bank is comfortable with the idea of raising interest rates. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest gold miners ETF, fell 1.4% on the Fed news. […]

In a world awash of easy money and rising uncertainty, investors and advisors should consider allocating a portion of their portfolio to hard assets like gold to help stabilize their investments against swings in traditional assets. On the upcoming webcast this Thursday, What’s the Optimal Percent Allocation to Gold?, Jerry C. Wagner, President and Founder […]

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 […]

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 […]

The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ) and rival gold miners funds are among the best-performing exchange traded funds. As is the case with GDX and GDXJ, the two largest gold miners ETFs, many gold and silver miners funds have more than doubled year-to-date. That is […]