In the U.S., we will be watching for the Federal Open Market Committee meeting announcement on Wednesday to glean hints on the Fed’s monetary policy.

Comex gold futures were trading around $1,239.1 per ounce Monday, compared to $1075.2 per ounce at the start of the year.

Investors who are interested in following the gold asset have a number ETF options available.

The largest gold ETFs and ETNs include:

  • SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD)
  • iShares Gold Trust (NYSEArca: IAU)
  • ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares ETF (NYSEArca: SGOL)
  • PowerShares DB Gold Fund (NYSEArca: DGL)
  • Van Eck Merk Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: OUNZ)
  • Credit Suisse Gold Shares Covered Call ETN (Nasdaq: GLDI)
  • AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen ETF (NYSEArca: GYEN)
  • AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Euro ETF (NYSEArca: GEUR)

Gold miner ETFs include:

  • Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX)
  • Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDXJ)
  • Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDM)
  • iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners Fund (NYSEArca: RING)
  • Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: SGDJ)
  • Powershares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF (NYSEArca: PSAU)
  • Global X Gold Explorers ETF (NYSEArca: GLDX)

Some inverse and leveraged gold ETFs and ETNs:

  • Powershares DB Gold Double Long ETN (NYSEArca: DGP)
  • ProShares Ultra Gold ETF (NYSEArca: UGL)
  • ProShares UltraShort Gold ETF (NYSEArca: GLL)
  • VelocityShares 3x Long Gold ETN (NYSEArca: UGLD)
  • Powershares DB Gold Double Short ETN (NYSEArca: DZZ)
  • Powershares DB Gold Short ETN (NYSEArca: DGZ)
  • VelocityShares 3x Inverse Gold ETN (NYSEArca: DGLD)
  • Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares ETF (NYSEArca: NUGT)
  • Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3x Shares ETF (NYSEArca: DUST)
  • Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (NYSEArca: JNUG)
  • Direxion Daily Junior Gold Miners Index Bear 3X Shares (NYSEArca: JDST)
  • ProShares Ultra Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXX)
  • ProShares Ultra Junior Miners (NYSEArca: GDJJ)
  • ProShares UltraShort Gold Miners (NYSEArca: GDXS)
  • ProShares UltraShort Junior Miners (NYSEArca: GDJS).