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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 […]

Silver exchange traded funds have regained their luster this year. Along with rallying with its golden counterpart as a safe store of wealth, silver bullion may be strengthening on increased industrial demand while global economies rebound. Silver and other precious metals enjoyed safe-haven demand as the equities market plunged into a correction. The metal also […]

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The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), the world’s largest physically-backed gold exchange traded fund, and rival gold ETFs have been among this year’s best-performing funds. GLD is up nearly 18% year-to-date, but thanks to a recent surge to 10-month highs, silver prices and ETFs are outpacing their gold rivals. For example, the iShares Silver Trust […]

Precious metals have been surging this year, with the markets focused on the rise in gold as the U.S. dollar depreciates and market volatility sent traders to the safe-haven. Now, silver and related exchange traded funds are finally starting to outpace their golden counterpart. A perfect storm of global central bank policies and market volatility […]

Silver funds, such as the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR), two of the largest physically-backed silver exchange traded funds, are on fire and that may be stating things in a delicate manner. For much of this year as gold prices and ETFs soared, silver ETFs did the […]

Silver exchange traded funds are on a torrid pace this year and as is often the case with gold and gold miners ETFs, silver miners funds are outpacing physically-backed silver ETFs in a big way. For example, the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SLVP) hit a 52-week high on Monday and has nearly […]

Though still overshadowed by their gold counterparts, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are sporting impressive year-to-date gains of nearly 11%. More importantly, there is a growing number of silver market observers that believe the metal has more significant upside ahead. Investors have previously turned to silver […]

U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds slipped on the last day of March, ending the month on a muted note after a wild quarter that pushed the markets into a correction before clawing back the losses on swift rebound. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.5% over the first quarter of 2016. Meanwhile, the […]

Mining stocks, materials sectors ETFs gain momentum thanks to steadily rising metal prices, U.S. employment numbers Miners gained further momentum Friday after the government the U.S. economy added 242,000 nonfarm payrolls in February Markets don’t anticipate Federal Reserve to change its rate schedule in the March meeting The mining stocks and materials sector exchange traded funds […]

Precious metals exchange traded funds have surged this year as market volatility triggered safe-haven demand. However, silver has been lagging gold in the recent upturn. Year-to-date, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) rose over 8.0%. In contrast, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD), iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU) […]

Gold may be the best performing asset class of February but precious metals miners and sector-related exchange traded funds capitalized on the bullion rally. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) gained 9.4% over the past month, with Comex gold futures now trading around $1,234.2 per ounce. Gold strengthened in February and is on course for […]

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 […]

While the economy languishes, mining stocks and sector-related exchange traded funds are flourishing and are experiencing their best rally since the financial downturn. Leading the charge on Thursday, the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SLVP) bounced 7.8% higher, Global X Copper Miners ETF (NYSEArca: COPX) jumped 6.3% and Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF […]

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), […]

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 […]

The strengthening U.S. dollar and greater likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike are tarnishing silver bullion-related exchange traded funds, with the precious metal trading at a six-year low. The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) dipped 0.7% Wednesday and was trading near its lowest level since June 2009. SLV declined 9.0% over the past […]

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 […]

Precious metals miners-related exchange traded funds surged Friday, along with gold and silver prices, after the weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data added to speculation that the Federal Reserve would hold off on tightening its monetary policy. On Friday, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest and most heavily traded gold miners ETF, increased […]

Investors have previously turned to silver exchange traded funds as an asset with a safe store of value and as a metal with wide industrial application in a growing economy. However, the precious metal is now suffering from a bad turn on both fronts. Over the past year, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) fell […]

Investors who are thinking about a precious metal position may want to take a look at silver bullion and related exchange traded funds as an alternative to gold. However, the metals may face short-term risk in a rising rate environment. Year-to-date, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) rose 1.3%, ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) […]

With the fixed-income and equities markets swinging, investors may turn to precious metals exchange traded fund to hedge increased volatility. “It would be wrong to conclude that the outlook for the gold market over the remainder of 2015 and beyond depends solely on the evolution of U.S. monetary policy, and that Fed tightening can only […]

After a series of weak U.S. economic data points, gold bullion and related exchange traded funds look more polished and are trading back above their short-term trend lines. However, a slowly strengthening economy could mean an eventual downfall in the safe-haven asset. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) has gained 4.1% over the past month […]

Silver-related exchange exchange traded funds could outshine other precious metals as favorable fundamentals provide support. Year-to-date, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) rose 8.2%, ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) gained 8.6% and PowerShares DB Silver Fund (NYSEArca: DBS) increased 8.4%. In contrast, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) only added 0.6% so far this […]

Silver bullion and related exchange traded funds have been steadily weakening over the past three years but the market may be at an inflection point. Year-to-date, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) fell almost 20%. However, looking at the monthly performances, silver is forming what technical analysts call […]

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 […]