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During this year’s precious metals resurgence, 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 were the apples of investors’ eyes. However, other precious metals ETFs got in on the act as well. That included the ETFS Physical Platinum […]

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 […]

While the markets may be worried about the effects of a Federal Reserve interest rate, there are still a number of factors that can still support the gold market and bullion-related exchange traded funds. On a recent webcast, A Golden 2016: Where Does Gold Go from Here?, Imaru Casanova, Senior Analyst at VanEck, argued that […]

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 […]

Direxion Investments has rolled out the first leveraged and inverse silver miner sector-specific exchange traded funds to help more aggressive traders gain exposure to the quick turns in the precious metals market. On Thursday, Direxion launched the Direxion Daily Silver Miners Index Bull 2X Shares (NYSEArca: SHNY) and the Direxion Daily Silver Miners Index Bear […]

Gold bullion and precious metals miners exchange traded funds are clawing back from a recent sell-off, surging on Tuesday as more traders grow skeptical of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike anytime soon. Leading the charge on Tuesday, the PureFunds Junior Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 7.6%, Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDJ) […]

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: […]

Commodity exchange traded funds are subject to seasonal trends as certain supply and demand dynamics shift through the year. In September, energy and silver ETFs could suffer through a changing trend. For starters, the United States Oil Fund (NYSEArca: USO), which tracks West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures, has historically underperformed in September, only inching […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

In a year in which precious metals are among the best-performing asset classes, the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) and the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) are delivering for investors. There are good reasons to consider platinum and palladium ETFs. Fundamentals also support the palladium outlook as the market remains in a supply […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

In a post-Brexit world, many have included a gold hedge to diminish further swings from more volatile equity exposure. On the other hand, investors can turn to a single exchange traded fund strategy that implements full exposure to gold and equities simultaneously. On an upcoming webcast, Revealed: A Full Gold and Equities Exposure Strategy, Guy […]

Silver exchange traded funds are surging, with silver bullion set for its best weekly gain in almost three years and the precious metal approaching a two-year high. Over the past week, the iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) rose 8.3% and Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) gained 12.3%. Year-to-date, SLV is up 35.4% […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds extended its post-Brexit rally on the last day of June, ending the first half of the year on a positive note after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney assuaged market fears and signaled a potential rate cut over the summer. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.6% over […]

As the Brexit referendum results triggered a global risk-off event, exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track safe-haven plays surged on the increased volatility. For instance, gold jumped the most since the 2008 financial downturn as traders turned to the Brexit haven, Bloomberg reports. Gold futures jumped as much as 8.1% on three times the average […]

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% […]