GDX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Owning gold may not be the best option for hedging against inflation. What else, then? Try treasuries or gold ETFs.

    The Better Inflation Hedge: Gold or Treasuries?

    September 25, 2014
    Owning gold may not be the best option for hedging against inflation. What else, then? Try treasuries or gold ETFs.
  2. Reasons Why This Is The Time To Buy Gold

    July 24, 2014
    Now could be the ideal time for traders to consider gold and gold-related assets. An overview of the strategies for trading ...
  3. Commodities are rallying, and gold and silver are now following suit with strong recent buying. Here are four ways to play it.

    Best Ways To Trade Gold And Silver

    June 25, 2014
    Commodities are rallying, and gold and silver are now following suit with strong recent buying. Here are four ways to play ...
  4. Day-Trading Gold ETFs: Top Tips

    June 25, 2014
    Learn when is the most favorable time to day-trade gold ETFs and how to take advantage.
  5. Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day
  6. Gold, Silver Stocks Still Under Pressure

    May 29, 2014
    Any trader that bought gold or silver over the past five years has found themselves drastically underperforming the market. ...
  7. 13 Stock Buyback Kings: Should You Buy Them?

    February 12, 2014
    Over the past few years, I've been conducting quarterly reviews of companies that are aggressive repurchasers of their ...
  8. Valuations for the gold producers have gotten so low, that many miners will undoubtedly use this weakness to cull the herd and boost their reserves. All while pushing stock prices higher.

    Are The Hated Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    January 17, 2014
    Over the last year, the gold miners have been one of the worst performing sectors. However, falling stock prices have led ...
  9. 4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014

    January 14, 2014
    After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull ...
  10. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  11. The Worst Performing ETFs of 2013

    December 31, 2013
    Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few ...
  12. Call The Fed's Bluff With These High-Yield Gold Stocks

    December 25, 2013
    The Federal Reserve is trapped and bluffing.While the market worries about the Fed reducing the size of its monthly bond ...
  13. Mega-miner Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:ABX) recent earnings highlight the problems in the industry. The firm reported a 73% drop in earnings per share as well as the closure of its $3.45 billion Pascua-Lama project.

    Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    November 5, 2013
    Over the last year, gold has gone from the asset du jour to the most hated thing on the planet. That dour attitude towards ...
  14. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    September 23, 2013
    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That ...
  15. ETF Parabolic SAR BUY Signals

    August 14, 2013
    These four prominent ETFs recently flashed a buy signal based on the Parabolic SAR--an indicator used to help you get in ...
  16. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  17. 3 Simple Momentum ETF Trading Strategies

    July 10, 2013
    Momentum traders who look for strong price movements to jump in on have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost efficiency, ...
  18. It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    July 9, 2013
    With gold’s recent price drop and lowered future price targets, the miners are in a world of hurt. Cash costs for the sector ...
  19. Specific Stocks "Hammering" Out a Bottom

    May 1, 2013
    A Hammer candlestick pattern can signify a turn-around in a stock, marking the shift from a downtrend to an uptrend. Here's ...
  20. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  21. Metal And Mining Related ETFs On The Move

    April 10, 2013
    With a quick look at the market heat map, a handful stick out. These were the big movers of the day on Tuesday, April 9, ...
  22. Will Gold Mining ETFs Ever Be a Buy?

    February 11, 2013
    ETF investors have numerous choices with gold ETFs, but most concentrate on the gold miners or the commodity.
  23. Favorite ETF Positions For 5 Super Investors

    December 28, 2012
    The ETF boom has made it easier for regular retail investors to add various new asset classes, sectors and markets to their ...
  24. Year-End Recap For Gold Stocks

    December 27, 2012
    For the gold miners, 2012 could be a year to forget, but 2013 could be a better year for the sector.
  25. Higher Gold Prices Ahead? Buy The Miners

    November 9, 2012
    President Obama's re-election could be the necessary catalyst to propel gold prices much higher over the next few years. ...
  26. Ultimate Guide To Van Eck Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (GDX)

    November 1, 2012
    Gold ETFs have become exceptionally popular as these instruments mitigate many of the most pressing drawbacks to gold ownership ...
  27. Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    July 31, 2012
    This year has proven to be somewhatof a difficult year for gold, as this precious metal has struggled to maintain its footing ...
  28. Gold ETFs Are Nearing A Breakout Point

    July 13, 2012
    Gold-related ETFs are all heading toward support, and a downside breakout could mean a big drop in the price of gold or gold ...
  29. The Gold Miners Start To Shine

    June 18, 2012
    As gold prices continue to rise, gold miners could start to shine once again.
  30. Gold Stocks Pushing At Trend Channel Resistance

    June 6, 2012
    Gold and gold-related stocks have been pushing higher, but are now approaching resistance. How these gold stock react around ...
  31. Spain Drags Gold Lower

    June 1, 2012
    The third credit ratings downgrade of Spain in the past month by ratings agency Egan-Jones pressured gold futures Tuesday. ...
  32. Defensive ETFs For Tough Markets

    May 31, 2012
    Rather than having to bet against one stock, ETFs allow investors to make broader bets on industries, commodities and sectors. ...
  33. Playing Mexico's Golden Potential

    May 17, 2012
    While it may be the world's largest producer of silver, Mexico is quickly gaining a reputation as a major gold producer. ...
  34. Ugly Friday, But Gold, Silver Surprise

    May 8, 2012
    Despite an awful end to the week for riskier assets at the hands of a highly disappointing April jobs report, gold and silver ...
  35. Gold Extends Losing Streak

    May 3, 2012
    Gold Extends Losing Streak
  36. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    April 30, 2012
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  37. Playing The West African Gold Rush

    April 26, 2012
    With gold supplies in traditional African mining regions starting to dwindle, West Africa is seeing more production. The ...
  38. When Will Gold Miner Stocks Rally Like Gold Prices?

    April 19, 2012
    ETFs backed by gold miners might offer more than ETFs backed by gold.
  39. Comparing Metal Equity ETFs

    April 19, 2012
    Looking at the different metal commodity options for investors.
  40. Golden ETFs To Add To Your Portfolio

    March 22, 2012
    Investors continue to see gold as a safe haven, but many place their focus on just a few investing options. Two funds from ...
  41. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    March 22, 2012
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  42. Golden ETFs To Add To Your Portfolio

    February 27, 2012
    Investors continue to see gold as a safe haven, but many place their focus on just a few investing options. Two funds from ...
  43. Unconventional Oil And Gas ETF Debuts

    February 17, 2012
    The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF offers unique oil and natural gas plays for investors.
  44. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  45. A Cautious Outlook For Gold

    February 9, 2012
    The improving global macroeconomic picture could take some of the luster away from gold. For investors, that could mean it’s ...
  46. Using The Pullback In Gold

    January 9, 2012
    Buying into the gold pullback.
  47. Finding Big Dividends In Gold

    December 5, 2011
    With gold prices remaining high, the gold mining sector could be an income seekers dream.
  48. How To Play $3,000 Gold

    November 22, 2011
    Learn how to invest in $3,000-an-ounce gold from expert fund manager, John Hathaway.
  49. 3 "Sweet Spot" Gold Miners Best Bought & Held

    October 31, 2011
    Forget the ongoing in and out dance with gold stocks. Just pick a winner and leave it alone.
  50. Which Gold ETF Should You Own?

    October 17, 2011
    Now may be a good time to get into gold ETFs. Here's how to do so, and which ETFs should be considered the best bet.
  51. Rare Pattern, Solid Option Profits

    July 16, 2011
    This real market example using GDX options shows that recognizing uncommon patterns not followed by the options trading herd ...
  52. The Best ETFs Of 2010

    December 21, 2010
    Preciou metals and retail ETFs topped the charts in 2010; now it's up to investors to determine which funds will be winners ...
  53. 5 Investment Ideas Heating Up Right Now

    November 1, 2010
    With investors back out of their bunkers and looking to put money to work, Wall Street and Main Street have been working ...
  54. A Gold Bug's ETF Plays

    November 1, 2010
    As popular and widespread as gold is, there are only a few ways for investors to trade the precious metal.
  55. Silver Dollar Stocks

    July 16, 2010
    Silver is trading at a 60% discount to its all time highs. The poor man's gold might be a great value play going forward. ...
  56. Gold Stocks To Watch

    April 21, 2010
    Gold Stocks To Watch
  57. The Secret Way To Play Gold

    April 6, 2010
    Gold can be a valuable hedge against uncertainty, and there is more than one way to play it. Royalty override firms may be ...
  58. Gold Mining Stocks To Watch

    March 3, 2010
    Gold Mining Stocks To Watch
  59. ETFs To Make Macro Bets On

    December 3, 2009
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  60. Use Equity ETFs To Avoid The CFTC Hassle

    November 4, 2009
    Use these equity ETFs to gain natural resource exposure.
  61. Gold Is A Great Hedge Today

    June 17, 2009
    Gold is often overlooked by value investors, but the state of the U.S. Treasury has many investing, including John Paulson. ...
  62. Hedge Inflation With Gold ETFs

    June 25, 2008
    Gold ETFs provide a refuge for investors. We examine top funds that focus on bullion, mining and futures contracts.
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