Precious Metals ETFs Still Popular as Risk Management Tools

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Silver will continue to ride on the coat tails of gold but may experience larger price movements. Moreover, the metal will find support from industrial demand, which has increased in both the U.S. and Japan.

Lastly, platinum and palladium will also benefit from positive spill overs from gold and silver in an extended negative real rate and range bound dollar environment. The improving global economy and stronger car demand, especially among European and Chinese consumers, will also drive industrial demand.

Investors can gain exposure to these precious metals through a number of physically backed ETF options, including ETFS Physical Swiss Gold Shares (NYSEArca: SGOL), ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR), ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (NYSEArca: PPLT) and ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL). ETF investors can also use the ETFS Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares (NYSEArca: GLTR) as a catch-all of all four precious metals.

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