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The palladium exchange traded fund jumped Wednesday as increased Chinese car sales fueled speculation that demand could outstrip auto supplies. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) rose 4.5% Wednesday and was up 23.0% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the palladium spot price was 4.4% higher to $720.66 per ounce. Palladium prices are shining after data showed Chinese […]

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 […]

Among precious metals exchange traded products this year, gold and silver funds are grabbing most of the headlines, but investors should not sleep on palladium. For example, the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) is higher by nearly 15% year-to-date. Supporting the recent bounce in palladium prices, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers revealed China’s […]

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 […]

Palladium exchange traded funds bounced Wednesday after China revealed a surge in vehicle sales, and the white metal could continue to outperform as global consumers continue to buy new automobiles. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) rose 1.7% Wednesday as the palladium spot prices gained 1.2% to $558.8 per ounce. PALL was down 2.4% […]

After a volatile start to the year, precious metals exchange traded fund advisors will have to consider factors beyond market risks. On the recent webcast, June Update: Central Bank Separation Anxiety, James Butterfill, Head of Research and Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, pointed out that world growth has stabilized, the likelihood of a global recession […]

As we head into the second half of the year, exchange traded fund investors should consider potential headwinds like the eventual Federal Reserve interest rate hike and think about how to prepare their portfolios accordingly. On the upcoming webcast, June Update: Central Bank Separation Anxiety, Brian Novak, Senior Managing Director at Astor Investment Management, James […]

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% […]

Precious metals exchange traded funds have regained their footing and may continue to shine as favorable fundamentals help support the hard assets. For instance, on the recent webcast, Outlook 2016: Don’t Believe the Hype, James Butterfill, Executive Director and Head of Research & Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, argues that deflationary risks have been exaggerated […]

With global markets on shaky grounds, commodity exchange traded fund investors should take a step back and prepare for the year ahead. On the upcoming webcast, Outlook 2016: Don’t Believe the Hype, James Butterfill, Executive Director and Head of Research & Investment Strategy at ETF Securities, will discuss various points of interest, like the Federal […]

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), […]

Palladium and precious metals-related exchange traded fund shined Tuesday after the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association revealed the European Union car industry registered its second best monthly sales this year. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) rose 3.6% Tuesday. PALL, though, has declined 32.0% this year. The palladium spot price was up 3.1% mid-Tuesday, trading […]

Precious metals have been losing their shine on interest rate expectations and a stronger U.S. dollar. However, with more observers anticipating a gradual Federal Reserve rate hike, bullion-related exchange traded funds surged Friday. Leading the charge, the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) jumped 5.1% Friday while the palladium spot price rose 5.4% to $567.4 […]

After a stellar October, the equities market and stock exchange traded funds had a more tepid November, with traders waiting for a potential rate hike in December. Over November, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite was 0.4% lower and the S&P 500 dipped 1.1%. The best performing non-leveraged ETFs over […]

Palladium prices and related exchange traded fund are plunging, along with other precious metals, as traders dump dollar-denominated metals on Federal Reserve interest rate speculation ahead of the jobs report. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) fell 3.3% Thursday after declining 7.3% over the past week. Palladium was the worst performing precious metal Thursday, […]

Ongoing global risks could continue to drag on commodity markets and related exchange traded funds, but it may leave opportunities to jump into some commodities, notably precious metals. On the recent webcast, The Global Economy: Divergence, Commodities and the Dollar, Helen Henton, director commodities at Roubini Global Economics, points out that global economies still face […]

Investors who are crafting a diversified investment portfolio should consider commodity-related exchange traded fund exposure that helps provide non-correlated returns to traditional assets like stocks and bonds. On the upcoming webcast, The Global Economy: Divergence, Commodities and the Dollar, Mike McGlone, head of U.S. research at ETF Securities, and Helen Henton, director commodities at Roubini […]

I do the “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch every week on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where I highlight big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, I looked at the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL). Palladium has been breaking out as the Volkswagen debacle, rising gasoline car demand and the delayed […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds regained their footing Wednesday, ending a tumultuous month on a positive note. Over September, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.5%, the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.1% and the S&P 500 retreated 2.5%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products over the past month include the ETFS Physical Palladium […]

Palladium prices and commodity-related exchange traded fund surged to over a two-month high Wednesday after China pledged drastic measures to cut emissions and confidence in diesel engine vehicles was tainted in the wake of the Volkswagen fallout. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) rose 5.8% Wednesday, jumping over its 50-day simple moving average. PALL […]

With the strong dollar plaguing prices for some precious metals, it is not surprising that investors are parting ways with some exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold, silver and related fare. Palladium ETFs, including the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL), have not been immune to that trend. “Palladium-backed exchange-traded funds saw […]

While the gold and silver have been flagging, palladium is looking much more polished, with the bullion-related exchange traded fund now testing its long-term trend. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 1.5% Monday, trading above its 200-day simple moving average. PALL has increased 6.0% over the past month and gained 2.4% year-to-date. […]

The palladium-related exchange traded fund could shine this year as low gasoline prices and cheap bank loans help attract more new automobile buyers. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) has only increased 1.1% over the past year but could begin to pick up momentum in 2015. The palladium spot price is hovering around $777.3 […]

Among all that glitters, the palladium exchange traded fund is outperforming while silver ETFs have been the most tarnished in the precious metals group. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) has increased 8.9% year-to-date, leading the precious metals pack. The palladium spot prices is currently hovering around $780.8 per ounce. While 80% of commodity […]

The palladium exchange traded fund is shining, with the precious metal on pace for its best rally since 2013 as strong fundamentals help add bullish bets. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 1.2% Wednesday and has gained 5.4% since the October 3 low. PALL is up 9.5% year-to-date. The palladium spot price […]

Precious metals-related exchange traded funds are under pressure ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week, with speculators driving up bond yields and the U.S. dollar. “Rising yields have supported the US Dollar and, for the second consecutive week, continued to weigh on the precious metals sector,” according to ETF Securities analysts Mike McGlone and […]

We have spent some time addressing recent weakness in precious metals and related ETFs such as GLD (SPDR Gold Trust, Expense Ratio 0.40%) and SLV (iShares Silver Trust, Expense Ratio 0.50%) and one precious metal that has been holding its own even in spite of today’s more than 1% drop, is Palladium, and linked ETF […]

Commodity exchange traded funds help diversify an investor’s portfolio, but traders can also dive into the market to pick and select potential opportunities while avoiding duds. According to the Goldman Sachs Group, nickel and palladium are set to outperform in an uneven global economy, reports Glenys Sim for Bloomberg. “While cyclical recovery tends to see […]

The ongoing volatility in South Africa and improved car sales are bolstering exchange traded funds that track platinum group metals, with platinum moving toward a 10-month high and palladium touching a two-week high. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 1.2% Tuesday, while the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) was 1.5% higher. […]

As talks broke down in the longest-ever mining strike across South Africa, the palladium exchange traded fund inched toward a three-and-a-half year high. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 0.7% Wednesday. PALL has increased 19.5% year-to-date. The palladium spot price was hovering around $860 per ounce Wednesday. Palladium reached its highest level […]