Category Archives: Gold ETFs

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Trader Bets $2 Million on GLD

April 11th, 2016 by

If you’re following the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), you’ve probably never seen a speculative position quite this big on the exchange-traded fund (ETF). According to research conducted by CNBC, “The trader purchased 10,000 July 125-strike calls for $2.29. Since each call option accounts for 100 shares, this a $2 million bet that the GLD will […]

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SLV ETF Remains Resilient

April 4th, 2016 by

Silver never goes out of style. The same appears to be true of the iShares Silver Trust (SLV). This is what investors continue to signal to the financial markets. No matter how much downward pressure the big players (institutional investors, i.e. megabanks) put on the price of silver, the Average Joe investors simply pile up […]

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More Gains for Gold Stocks

March 29th, 2016 by

“Gold stocks” typically refer to exchange-traded products backed by gold, but the term can also be taken in a broader sense to include gold miner ETFs and even shares of gold mining companies. Broadly, these various forms of “paper gold” are the stock markets’ way of giving equity investors exposure to gold.

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Gold ETF Market Gives Up Gains

March 23rd, 2016 by

Wednesday was a less than inspiring trading session for the major players in the gold ETF market, as exchange-traded funds like the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) and its larger counterpart, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) each sank about 2%. The same could be said for the next-largest gold ETF, the ETFS Swiss Physical Shares (SGOL), […]

GLD Remains Preferred Insurance Policy

March 22nd, 2016 by

In spite of persistent calls for the imminent end to the gold rally so far in 2016, the gold bulls simply keep trucking along. The popular SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF), has yet to lose its luster for investors. It has in large measure become the preferred safe haven for […]

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iShares Silver Trust (SLV) Battles Bears

March 21st, 2016 by

The iShares Silver Trust (SLV) is the most prominent exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks the silver market. Like its counterpart in gold, the iShares Gold Trust (IAU), the fund is backed by a physical stockpile of silver bullion. This cache of physical silver rises or falls based on whether the fund is seeing net seller […]

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SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) Withstands Bears

March 15th, 2016 by

As has been well-documented over the last several decades, there is never a shortage of “knowledgeable” people in the finance industry who are calling for gold’s imminent demise as an asset. This always seems to be a fixture in the markets, no matter how many times gold demonstrates its ability to withstand economic turmoil and […]

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Direxion Shares ETF (NUGT) Keeps Rolling

March 11th, 2016 by

As goes the gold market, so goes the increasingly popular Direxion Shares ETF (NUGT). Like most ETFs, trading for this fund is tied very closely to the performance of the gold price. Accordingly, it’s been an up-and-down week for NUGT. However, the fund looks to close the week on a strong note following a rally […]

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Direxion Shares ETF (NUGT) Sees High Volumes

March 7th, 2016 by

Gold is once again reigning supreme as the most attractive asset on the markets. As a result, traders are piling into positions in the various exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are backed by physical stockpiles of bullion.

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ETFS Physical Platinum Shares (PPLT) Rebounds

March 2nd, 2016 by

Movement in the market for exchange-traded funds that are backed by precious metals has been lively lately, to say the least. Not only have gold prices consistently risen over the course of 2016, but the entire mining industry has been lifted by this action.

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SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and Gold Miners Surge

March 1st, 2016 by

There’s no doubt that gold has been the premier asset thus far in 2016, far outpacing all other markets that seem increasingly shaky. Even as most analysts were calling for the precious metal to continue falling, the bulls have consistently outnumbered the bears in the gold market. With so much momentum at their backs, gold […]

iShares Gold Trust (IAU) Buoyed by Inflows, Less Shorts

February 29th, 2016 by

Making bets against the gold price and gold-backed assets like the iShares Gold Trust (IAU) has become the most precarious strategy on the markets. Before the calendar crossed over in 2016, the opposite was true: you seemingly couldn’t go wrong if you shorted gold. However, the massive short interest against precious metals on Wall St […]

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Gold ETF Holdings Surge Through GLD

February 26th, 2016 by

Over the course of 2016, gold ETF holdings have been a major story in the financial news cycle. In contrast to virtually all other asset classes, the continued rise of gold ETF holdings has brought an increasing number of investors to the safety of precious metals. One important question that investors large and small ought […]

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SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) Seeing Action

February 25th, 2016 by

The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is easily the largest exchange-traded fund that is backed by gold or any other gold-related asset (like a mining stock). In early trading today, the fund is up 0.75%, but the technical analysts who follow the trends are especially bullish on the ETF.

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Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) Rallies

February 24th, 2016 by

There has been a vast turnaround in the market for ETFs (exchange-traded funds) that are backed by gold. This has been the opposite of the preceding three years that saw steep losses for funds like the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), the Direxion Shares ETF Trust (NUGT), and the […]

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Gold ETFs (NUGT) and (GLD) Surge

February 23rd, 2016 by

The gold ETF market endured a rough-and-tumble stretch during much of 2015. This extended the sector’s losing streak that stretched back to 2013, when the price of precious metals began a multi-year slump. The landscape finally started to improve late last year, and has continued as gold prices recovered significantly to begin 2016.

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Investors Rediscover Gold ETFs

February 16th, 2016 by

The blazing start for gold in 2016, combined with a dismal beginning for global stock markets, have investors rediscovering the role of gold ETFs and gold mining ETFs. Both sectors were beaten up last year as the price of gold declined, but are rising on the tide of gold’s 14% YTD gains. For example the […]

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Gold ETFs Return With a Vengeance

February 9th, 2016 by

For years, the exchange-traded fund market for gold has been among the worst-performing sectors of the financial markets. Thanks to gold rallying anew, these ETFs have finally returned to form, so to speak. After bullion prices surged through the first six weeks of 2016, improved investor sentiment regarding the yellow metal has driven fresh funds […]