GDX : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 5 Big ETFs That Still Aren’t Back To Pre-Crisis Levels

    October 7, 2013
    There is no denying that Wall Street has certainly come a long way since the unprecedented financial crisis of 2008; both ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. Daily ETF Roundup: GDX Pops As Gold Surges, IYE Slumps

    July 22, 2013
    U.S. equities managed to eke out small gains today as investors digested a mixed bag of earnings reports and underwhelming ...
  9. 5 ETFs Surging on Bernanke's Dovish Comments - ETF News And Commentary

    July 11, 2013
    Bernanke's question and answer session on Wednesday led to strong gains for these ETFs in Thursday trading.
  10. 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 ...
  11. Bear of the Day: Southern Copper (SCCO) - Bear of the Day

    July 5, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Southern Copper (SCCO) - Bear of the Day
  12. 25 Wild ETF Charts From 1H 2013

    July 2, 2013
    Six months have passed in 2013 and the financial world has had plenty to buzz about. From a bull run in U.S. to worries over ...
  13. 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. ...
  14. 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.
  15. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Slide Sideways

    January 7, 2013
    Compared to last week, today’s trading session was relatively quiet. The first few trading days of 2013 were explosive to ...
  16. Daily ETF Roundup: Fed Minutes Spook Stocks

    January 3, 2013
    Euphoria levels dropped off during the second day of trading in the new year as cautious commentary from the latest Fed minutes ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Daily ETF Roundup: Another Day, Another Sell-Off

    November 15, 2012
    Stocks tallied yet another session in red territory as looming “fiscal cliff” worries and sour economic data proved too pessimistic ...
  19. Time to Buy Junior Gold Mining ETFs? - ETF News And Commentary

    November 14, 2012
    Although gold prices are still down from a one year look, the yellow metal has been surging back in recent months. Over the ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. Daily ETF Roundup: Jobs Optimism Bolsters Stocks

    October 4, 2012
    The presidential debates are underway and U.S. markets are looking to close out another week in bright green territory. Bullish ...
  23. Three Biggest Mistakes of ETF Investing - Investment Ideas

    September 20, 2012
    Exchange-Traded Funds are arguably great tools for every day investors seeking to implement a variety of strategies in their ...
  24. Daily ETF Roundup: Big Ben's Rally Holds

    September 14, 2012
    There was a sense of anxiety concerning whether or not yesterday’s QE rally would hold, or if it was a one time buying spree. ...
  25. Global X Debuts Junior Miners ETF (JUNR) - ETF News And Commentary

    September 10, 2012
    Although commodity prices have been under pressure for much of 2012, many have come back in recent weeks thanks to a sluggish ...
  26. Huge Gaps Between Metals, Miners ETFs

    August 8, 2012
    In recent years interest in exposure to natural resources has surged, thanks perhaps in part to the ease of access afforded ...
  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. Europe Fans Flames of Metals Rally

    June 30, 2012
    Precious metals rallied on Friday after European policymakers said they loosen loan requirements for Spain and that help ...
  29. Losing Ways Continue For Gold, Silver

    June 29, 2012
    Once again, gold and the other precious metals got no help from Europe as the yellow metal slumped following the start of ...
  30. Gold Higher Ahead Of EU Summit

    June 27, 2012
    A day before European policymakers kick off what traders are anticipating will be another disappointing European Union summit, ...
  31. Gold Rises To Start The Week

    June 26, 2012
    Gold snapped out of its funk from late last week, albeit moderately, to post a Monday gain. COMEX gold for August delivery ...
  32. Europe Pushes Metals Lower

    June 26, 2012
    Not that there were many, but if any hopes for significant progress out of this week's European Summit existed, they have ...
  33. Bad Week For Gold

    June 25, 2012
    Following Thursday's drubbing, gold posted a small gain Friday, but it wasn't nearly enough to put a dent in what was a sharp ...
  34. Deflation: The New 4-Letter For Gold Bugs

    June 22, 2012
    Slumping global equity markets proved on Thursday that gold's safe haven status has not been restored. Far from it in fact. ...
  35. Fed No Help To Gold

    June 21, 2012
    The conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee Meeting today brought about a good news/no news scenario. The good news ...
  36. 5 ETFs to Profit from the Volatility

    June 20, 2012
    As coalition building begins in Greece, and the Federal Reserve actions this week are yet unknown, there is still plenty ...
  37. Stimulus Hopes Don't Help Gold

    June 20, 2012
    Ahead of the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday, gold didn't get any support Tuesday. COMEX ...
  38. Gold Snaps Streak With Small Loss

    June 19, 2012
    Following a six-day winning streak, gold could not get any love after what should have been a supportive result in Sunday's ...
  39. Gold Runs Winning Streak to Six Days

    June 16, 2012
    Gold might be getting its groove back. On Friday, COMEX gold for August delivery added $8.50, or 0.5%, to finish the day ...
  40. Gold: Winning Streak At 5 Days

    June 15, 2012
    In a choppy, volatile session, gold was able to extend its winning streak to five days, but only by the skin of its teeth. ...
  41. Gold: Four Straight Up Days

    June 14, 2012
    Amid slack U.S. economic data and rising concerns about the fate of the Euro Zone ahead of Greek elections this weekend, ...
  42. Gold Reclaims the $1,600 Level

    June 13, 2012
    Stoked by renewed hopes for more quantitative easing, traders bid up gold prices Tuesday, helping the yellow metal reclaim ...
  43. Amid Troubling Headlines, Gold Fights Its Way Higher

    June 12, 2012
    Monday was a day of disappointment for riskier assets, gold included, but the yellow metal was able to eke out a small gain ...
  44. Risk On Day Lifts Gold

    June 11, 2012
    In the last trading day of the week, traders embraced a risk on posture and that was good news for gold. COMEX gold for August ...
  45. Gold Doesn't Get A Bernanke Boost

    June 8, 2012
    As is par for the course, gold got little help from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as the central bank chief offered ...
  46. Gold Stoked By QE Speculation

    June 7, 2012
    Traders just refuse to give up the ghost on more quantitative easing and with Federal Reserve Chairman testifying before ...
  47. Gold Books Small Gain

    June 6, 2012
    Ahead of Wednesday's European Central Bank meeting, gold snapped a two-day losing streak with a modest Tuesday gain. COMEX-gold ...
  48. Gold Retreats After Friday's Surge

    June 4, 2012
    Gold took a small breather today following last Friday's jobs report-induced surge, indicating that perhaps traders are taking ...
  49. 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. ...
  50. Gold A Safe Haven Again?

    June 1, 2012
    One day does not mark the start of a new trend, but it's still must be viewed as encouraging that gold found a way to climb ...
  51. Gold Wraps Up Miserable May

    June 1, 2012
    May 2012 is not going to be remembered fondly by oil bulls or those that were long stocks. Add gold bugs to that list. COMEX ...
  52. Dip Buyers Send Gold Higher

    May 29, 2012
    Gold traders did some value hunting ahead of the long weekend, sending the yellow metal to a two-day winning streak ahead ...
  53. Gold's Losing Streak Now At 3 Days

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 23rd ( - Awash in more concerns about the Euro Zone and a strong U.S. dollar, the two themes ...
  54. Gold Ends Three-Day Slide

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 24th ( - Gold put an end to a three-day losing streak on Thursday as traders once again engaged ...
  55. Gold Ends Winning Streak

    May 22, 2012
    Following last week's surprise gain that culminated with a monster rally in the last two days of the week, gold futures could ...
  56. Gold Back To Losing Ways

    May 22, 2012
    New York, May 22nd ( - Monday's declines were tolerable. Arguably, so were Tuesday's, but the fact of the ...
  57. Gold Gains Again

    May 21, 2012
    New York, May 18th ( - It may not seem like much after the drubbing gold has recently endured, but the ...
  58. Believe It: Gold Surges, Snapping 4-Day Losing Streak

    May 18, 2012
    New York, May 17th ( - In what feels like the first time in an eternity, we are able to report that gold ...
  59. 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. ...
  60. Gold: A Falling Knife

    May 16, 2012
    New York, May 15th ( - Gold is not a safe haven anymore, maybe it will be again, but it's not right now. ...
  61. Dollar Decks Gold...Again

    May 16, 2012
    New York, May 16th ( - Welcome to the world of broken records where gold bugs are enduring the same situation ...
  62. Gold: Bye-Bye 2012 Gains

    May 14, 2012
    New York, May 14th ( - Gold's status as a risk asset has been catching up with it several weeks now, sending ...
  63. Gold Continues Bearish Ways

    May 12, 2012
    New York, May 11th ( - For those that didn't get the memo, down appears to be the path of least resistance ...
  64. Gold Rises, Still Below $1,600 An Ounce

    May 11, 2012
    New York, May 10th ( - By the skin of its teeth, gold snapped a six-day losing streak and while it can ...
  65. Is Gold's Party Over?

    May 10, 2012
    New York, May 9th ( - As was the case with oil and U.S. equities today, gold extended what has been a deeply ...
  66. Gold: Worse, Not Better

    May 10, 2012
    Gold showed a little bit of resilience in the face of European headwinds on Monday, but that moxy didn't last long as the ...
  67. Europe Drags Gold Lower

    May 8, 2012
    New York, May 7th ( - No surprise here: Political calamity in Europe over the weekend pressured gold and ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Gold Gets No Love From the ECB

    May 4, 2012
    Gold Gets No Love From the ECB
  70. Gold Extends Losing Streak

    May 3, 2012
    Gold Extends Losing Streak
  71. Gold's Hampered By Manufacturing Data

    May 3, 2012
    Gold's Hampered By Manufacturing Data
  72. Gold Closes Down Month On Down Note

    May 1, 2012
    Gold Closes Down Month On Down Note
  73. Gold Lifted By Faint QE3 Hopes

    May 1, 2012
    Gold Lifted By Faint QE3 Hopes
  74. Gold, Silver Rebound

    May 1, 2012
    Gold, Silver Rebound
  75. Fed Helps Oil, But Not Precious Metals

    May 1, 2012
    Fed Helps Oil, But Not Precious Metals
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Comparing Metal Equity ETFs

    April 19, 2012
    Looking at the different metal commodity options for investors.
  79. Time To Pounce On Gold

    April 11, 2012
    The Fed’s lack of a QE3 announcement sent prices for a variety of risk assets downwards, including gold. For long-term gold ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 3 ETFs for Precious Metals Exposure

    March 21, 2012
    Gold and silver make sense for investors as long as central banks are devaluing their currency, explains Paul Simon, chief ...
  83. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    February 28, 2012
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 5 Picks from a Barron's Top Pro

    February 2, 2012
    Fundamentally inspired picks from a market expert are put to the test by using technical analysis to validate the bullish ...
  88. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    January 10, 2012
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  89. Using The Pullback In Gold

    January 9, 2012
    Buying into the gold pullback.
  90. Golden ETFs To Add To Your Portfolio

    December 22, 2011
    Investors continue to see gold as a safe haven, but many place their focus on just a few investing options. Two funds from ...
  91. Finding Big Dividends In Gold

    December 5, 2011
    With gold prices remaining high, the gold mining sector could be an income seekers dream.
  92. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    November 25, 2011
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  93. 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.
  94. Golden ETFs To Add To Your Portfolio

    October 25, 2011
    Investors continue to see gold as a safe haven, but many place their focus on just a few investing options. Two funds from ...
  95. 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.
  96. Two Golden Funds From Global X

    October 11, 2011
    Investors continue to see gold as a safe haven, but many place their focus on just a few investing options. Two funds from ...
  97. The Time For Junior Miners Is Now

    September 12, 2011
    With global uncertainty, investors have flocked to gold in spades. However, some of the best gains may be in the smaller ...
  98. Work the Plan with These 11 ETFs

    August 24, 2011
    In a volatile market, it’s important to stay calm and stick to your long-term strategy, writes Ron Rowland of All-Star ...
  99. Salve Your Wounds With a 15% Yield

    August 5, 2011
    In times like these, the reliability of Annaly Capital’s double-digit returns should be more prized than ever, writes ...
  100. Bet On Macro Events With These ETFs

    July 27, 2011
    Sometimes, the best and most rewarding investments are not company specific, but instead bet on changes in sentiment or the ...
  101. 9 Great Investment Ideas in this Market

    July 20, 2011
    It may seem like there's plenty of bad news out there, but beneath the surface tension there are great opportunities, writes ...
  102. Emerging Markets Show Gold Some Love

    June 27, 2011
    As various market strategists continue to predict massive inflation and uncertainty, investors in the emerging world have ...
  103. Gains In Gold Miners

    April 14, 2011
    With investors' interest in gold showing no signs of weakness, higher gold prices are almost assured.
  104. Canada: The New Place For Hot Stocks?

    February 8, 2011
    Canada's rich natural resources and sound financial system make it an ideal investment destination.
  105. Ways To Play Bank Of America's Top Trades in 2011

    December 22, 2010
    Strategists at Merrill Lynch predict another year of bullishness for a variety of asset classes.
  106. 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 ...
  107. 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.
  108. 4 Top ETFs From The First-Half Of 2010

    June 28, 2010
    It hasn't been a banner year thus far for ETF investors; check out the few areas where ETFs are outperforming.
  109. 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 ...
  110. 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 ...
  111. Four Top-Performing ETFs

    November 30, 2009
    Inflationary concerns and a rejuvenated healthcare sector have been two key drivers behind some of the best-performing ETFs ...
  112. The Juniors: The Best Thing In Gold

    November 16, 2009
    With gold surging to new highs, the junior miners and GDXJ may be the best way to play it.
  113. Use Equity ETFs To Avoid The CFTC Hassle

    November 4, 2009
    Use these equity ETFs to gain natural resource exposure.
  114. 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.
  115. Four ETFs On Fire Right Now

    June 3, 2009
    These four ETFs seem to be on an upswing, all indicators suggest.
  116. 4 Underperforming ETFs

    May 7, 2009
    These ETFs fell off pace in the month of April, but investors should expect a sharp reversal, as inflation begins to tick ...
  117. 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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