Exchange traded funds (ETFs) that give investors exposure to gold and silver saw their bullion holdings decrease Tuesday along with prices for precious metals, according to reports.
Some traders have been tapping the options markets to place bearish bets against the silver ETF.
The silver ETF’s metal holdings are near record levels as silver prices surge.
Holdings of iShares Silver Trust dropped about 30 tons from a record Tuesday, while SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) holdings slipped by nearly a ton, according to Reuters.
SPDR Gold Shares
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