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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 […]

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 […]

It has been obvious in a year in which 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 that this group is easily outpacing broader market benchmarks. After all, GDX and GDXJ, the two largest 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 […]

More than seven months into the year, it is obvious that the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ), along with rival gold miners exchange traded funds, are easily among this year’s best performing ETFs. In some cases, including that of GDXJ, non-leveraged gold miners ETFs […]

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 […]

Precious metals- and miners-related exchange traded funds stumbled Monday ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting this week as traders speculate that the Federal Reserve will hike U.S. interest rates this year. On Monday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the largest physically backed gold ETF, fell 0.3%, iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) […]

Gold exchange traded products, such as the ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), have been scorching hot on two fronts this year. First, and most importantly, gold ETFs are delivering stout returns to investors. Second, investors are responding by pumping cash into gold ETFs, making the funds among this year’s top asset-gathering ETFs. Gold […]

Gold and U.S. dollar exchange traded funds are moving in separate directions again after a strengthening U.S. economy renewed speculation that the Federal Reserve could hike interest rates before the end of the year. The PowerShares DB U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (NYSEArca: UUP) rose 0.2% Wednesday and is trading back above its 200-day simple […]

As the equities market swings, traders have incorporated leveraged and inverse exchange traded funds to jump on short-term opportunities and hedge around events, like the Brexit vote. “If ever there was a market environment for uncertainty hedging, it is now,” Andy O’Rourke, Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer at Direxion, told ETF Trends on a […]

Gold mining stocks and the corresponding exchange traded funds have been highlighted plenty of times this year as some of 2016’s best-performing securities. For example, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest gold miners ETF by assets, has more than doubled year-to-date. GDX’s small-cap cousin, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: […]

The precious metals market and related exchange traded funds have done a complete one-eighty compared to 2015 and may continue to end the year strong as ongoing uncertainty would support safe-haven demand. “We believe market uncertainty to keep strong support for precious metals – particularly gold and silver – for some time and that will […]

Gold has helped stock investors even out the ride in a volatile market environment. Instead of investing in two separate assets, exchange traded fund investors can also diversify their portfolios with a kind of two-in-one gold and equity strategy. On the recent webcast, Revealed: A Full Gold and Equities Exposure Strategy, Guy Adami, Director at […]

The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) and some rival gold exchange traded products are up more than 27% year-to-date. That sounds impressive until looking at the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR), both of which are up more than 46%. While that might imply silver is due for a […]