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Though they have recently retreated a bit, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) remain two of this year’s best-performing commodities exchange traded products and investors seem to be acknowledging as much. Year-to-date, silver has mirrored the surge in gold in response to ongoing market volatility. Silver has exhibited […]

The Global X Silvers Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) and the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver Small Cap Miners/Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) are two of this year’s best-performing non-leveraged exchange traded funds. In fact, SILJ is this year’s best-performing non-leveraged ETF and that contest is not even close. Year-to-date, silver has mirrored the surge in gold in […]

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) have set a torrid pace this year, but as the white metal continues notching upside, some traders are concerned about pullbacks. Year-to-date, silver has mirrored the surge in gold in response to ongoing market volatility. Silver has exhibited a correlation of over […]

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 […]

July was a record-making month for U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds, with the S&P 500 breaking a new all-time intraday high on Friday. Over July, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.8%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 6.7% and the S&P 500 added 3.5%. The best performing non-leveraged exchange traded products for the […]

Some of the shine has recently come off the silver trade as the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) have pulled back in recent weeks. However, those silver exchange traded funds are still among this year’s best-performing commodities funds, prompting some commodities market observers to view silver’s recent pullback […]

For much of this year, precious metals exchange traded products, including the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR), have been leading the commodities resurgence. Recently, however, risk on sentiment coupled with a rebounding U.S. dollar has dented the precious metals trade. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand […]

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) […]

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are two of this year’s best-performing commodities exchange traded products, but the pair have retreated in recent days. That could be good news for buyers looking to initiate stakes in silver ETFs, but some technical analysts believe silver prices, while not necessarily […]

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 […]

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 […]

With the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) both up more than 42% this year, logic might tell us that professional investors are starting to bet against silver. However, recent data suggest the opposite is true. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities market plunged […]

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 […]

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 are garnering the most attention. However, investors would do well to not forget about platinum and the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT). According […]

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are already among this year’s best-performing precious metals exchange traded funds, but some market observers see the good times continuing for silver and the related ETFs. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities market plunged into a correction. […]

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 […]

Metals-related exchange traded funds have enjoyed a rally this year, but traders and the miners themselves are growing more pessimistic over the future outlook. Over the past month, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) fell 1.8%, iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) declined 4.7%, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) dipped 0.2% and iShares MSCI Global […]

Silver exchange traded funds have rallied along with gold bullion this year, but rising industrial demand for the white metal may help propel silver prices. Bolstering the appeal for silver, the precious metal enjoys heavy industrial demand that benefits from an expanding global economy. Over 50% of global demand for silver comes from industries like […]

Somewhat lost in the well-deserved fervor surrounding the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and other gold and silver exchange traded products this year are the impressive performances being notched by platinum and palladium equivalents. The ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) has been particularly impressive. After lagging gold ETFs […]

Year-to-date, precious metals mining exchange traded funds, such as the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) and the Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SIL) are setting scorching paces. In fact, nearly all of the top non-leveraged ETFs on a year-to-date basis in terms of percentage gains are gold and silver mining funds. There […]

The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR) are each up about 23% year-to-date clearly making the duo two of the best-performing precious metals exchange traded funds this year. An alternative view is that betting against silver ETFs and betting on an inverse product such as the […]

Global mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds plunged Monday over Chinese growth concerns after the emerging economy revealed weak trade data. The broad iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (NYSEArca: PICK) dropped 5.8% Monday. Additionally, the more focused VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (NYSEArca: SLX) plunged 7.2%, VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX) […]

After the U.S. economy added the fewest workers in seven months, gold and related exchange traded funds (ETFs) jumped, with the bullion heading toward its largest gain in a week. On Friday, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) and ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL) rose 1.0% as Comex […]

Each week ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon sits down for “ETF of the Week” for MarketWatch on Chuck Jaffe’s MoneyLife Show where he highlights big movers and disappointments among exchange traded funds. This week, Lydon looked at the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV). Among precious metals, silver has been outperforming. Click here to listen to the podcast. The opinions […]

The iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR) are each up about 13% over the past 90 days. Silver’s rapid rally and quick, large gains for the aforementioned exchange traded funds (ETFs) are among the catalysts prompting professional speculators to bet against the white metal. While a […]

The equities market stuck to a sideways range through April, but precious metals-related exchange traded funds shined through. Among the top performing non-leveraged ETFs for the past month, the PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (NYSEArca: SILJ) jumped 49.5%, Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX) increased 46.7% and iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners Fund ETF […]

Each day ETFtrends.com publishes news, strategy and commentary on ETFs in the realms of Commodities, Currency, Equities and Smart-Beta to name a few. Here’s a look at the Top 15 Most Viewed Articles of the Week on ETF Trends, April 25-29, 2016. Click the headline to read the full article: 1) Master Limited Partnership ETFs Are Back […]

Plenty of precious metals exchange traded funds have enjoyed a renaissance of sorts this year and that list certainly includes the iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SIVR). The two physically-backed silver ETFs are up more than 27% year-to-date. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand […]