Gold Miner ETFs Ride Bullion Toward $1,800 | ETF Trends

Gold miner exchange traded funds were among the best-performing sector ETFs on Tuesday as the precious metal continued to march toward $1,800 an ounce.

Market Vectors Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDX) and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXJ) were up nearly 2% in recent trading. [Gold Miner ETFs May be Near Turning Point]

The ETFs are testing their 200-day simple moving average, a technical level that has acted as resistance the past month.

Bullion ETFs such as SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) were also enjoying gains Tuesday as gold futures traded above $1,790 an ounce. [Gold ETFs on a Tear as Metal Nears $1,800]

Gold miner stocks have underperformed bullion prices in recent years but some investors are looking for miners to close the valuation gap.