GLD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    March 25, 2015
    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  2. Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    March 19, 2015
    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  3. Fed Statement: A Play-By-Play Recap Of Janet Yellen And 'Patient' ...

    March 18, 2015
    Markets are watching Wednesday afternoon's Federal Reserve statement and ensuing Janet Yellen-led press conference very ...
  4. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    March 16, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  5. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    March 4, 2015
    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  6. How To Pocket A 5.4% Yield While Beating The Tax Man

    March 2, 2015
    Have you ever been stuck in traffic, anxiously waiting for the next exit to take so you can find another way to your destination? ...
  7. Warning: Income Investors Could Be At Greater Risk Than They ...

    February 26, 2015
    But I've been very successful in this low-interest-rate environment. I've closed 85 straight winning trades in my Income ...
  8. How My Portfolio Grew 51% During The 'Great Recession'

    February 24, 2015
    A few weeks ago I sat down for an exciting interview about my new collaboration with StreetAuthority. In it, I revealed important ...
  9. Stagflation Is Coming -- Prepare Now

    February 23, 2015
    The global economy can deliver a jolt to stock markets at any moment. These "Black Swan" events are hard to predict or anticipate, ...
  10. How I Made Money Owning Stocks During The Recession

    February 20, 2015
    Currently, the Federal Reserve is crushing savers and income investors by keeping interest rates near zero. But the good ...
  11. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    February 17, 2015
    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  12. Alternative Gold Trade Could Protect You From the New Currency ...

    February 10, 2015
    "This is what competitive devaluation looks like." That's what Bloomberg anchor Olivia Sterns said Wednesday morning, referring ...
  13. The Biggest Threat To The Global Economy... And Your Portfolio

    February 9, 2015
    When analysts and pundits start talking about a bubble, most investors shrug it off as the usual market sensationalism. ...
  14. What kind of risk exposure does an investor face when investing ...

    February 9, 2015
    Examine risks related to companies involved in the exploration and extraction of precious and base metals. These include ...
  15. In The Week Ahead: The Survey Results That Could Move The Markets

    February 8, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed in positive territory last week, reversing the previous week's negative closes, led by the ...
  16. Motif Investing vs. ETFs: What's The Difference?

    February 5, 2015
    While there are many apparent similarities between ETFs and newer motif investments, there are also some important differences. ...
  17. This Blue Chip's Chart is a Red Flag for the Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  18. In The Week Ahead: Why This Chart Is A Red Flag For The Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  19. In The Week Ahead: The One Institution That Dictates The Markets

    January 11, 2015
    In last week's Market Outlook, I warned that stocks could be in for a tough January as long as the market-leading technology ...
  20. Get Ready For The Gold Rebound

    September 10, 2014
    Back in 2012, Stephanie Pomboy, founder of MacroMavens, made a rather scary prediction in a Barron's interview. She called ...
  21. Is The Gold Pain Over?

    August 9, 2014
    After falling more than 13%, gold has staged a rebound but is that for fundamental reasons or the work of value investors? ...
  22. How You Could Safely Earn 10% From Gold... In Less Than 4 Months

    August 8, 2014
    It's a basic economic principle that when all hell breaks loose in the world, investors rush to gold. There's a basic ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 3 Commodities You Should Watch, According to Mike Seery

    July 16, 2014
    In trading commodities, Mike Seery likes to keep it simple. His preference is to enter on a trade on a four-week low or ...
  25. It’s Time To Invest In These Three Commodities

    July 9, 2014
    Strategies to track and trade some ETFs and ETNs that are used to follow commodities such as coffee, oil and gold.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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.
  28. Is Now The Time To Buy Gold?

    May 14, 2014
    Gold could sag further this year. Will that lead to the best buying opportuity in years? And if you believe so, is now the ...
  29. 5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    April 15, 2014
    ETFs have exploded in popularity, but Ed Devcic details five disadvantages that investors and traders must be aware of ...
  30. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  31. Gold Gets Its Mojo Back

    March 20, 2014
    While it’s been a hard couple of years for gold, things may be finally looking up for the precious metal. The geo-political ...
  32. Mini Options: A Useful Tool For Trading High-Priced Securities

    March 13, 2014
    Mini options are option contracts wherein the underlying security is 10 shares of a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF). ...
  33. The Most Controversial Essay We've Ever Published...

    March 10, 2014
    I'd like to preface this issue by saying today's essay might prove uncomfortable for some.At StreetAuthority, our ...
  34. Commodity ETF Outlook

    January 6, 2014
    Gold, silver, oil and natural gas are some of the most heavily traded commodity ETFs. Three of these commodities are at major ...
  35. Should You Invest In Stocks Or Commodities In 2014?

    December 27, 2013
    It's the dawn of a new year and investors are facing an array of fresh challenges. One of the intriguing investment parlor ...
  36. Stocks Shifting From Strength to Exhaustion?

    December 2, 2013
    After eight consecutive weeks of gains, it is time to consider when strength becomes exhaustion in the stock market.Overbought ...
  37. The Bullish Set-Up In Platinum

    November 20, 2013
    The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum. Analysts predict ...
  38. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Bullish Indicators Say Now is the Time to Buy Dips

    October 21, 2013
    Weekend headlines focused on new highs in the major market indexes. New highs in the fourth quarter are bullish, and any ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Unique Indicator Signals More Gains May Be In Store

    September 16, 2013
    Stocks have been strong heading into the Federal Reserve's quarterly press conference. They are now back to levels reached ...
  43. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  44. A Little-Known Indicator Says We're Headed For A Pullback

    September 9, 2013
    Last week's gains in the stock market highlight the increasing bullishness of traders. But one little-known indicator ...
  45. Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    August 26, 2013
    Classic chart analysis pinpointed last week's market reversal. This week, the chart says we should see a trend develop.SPDR ...
  46. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  47. The Complete History of the GLD

    August 13, 2013
    The SPDR Gold Trust is the oldest commodity ETF, and perhaps one of the best known exchange-traded funds in the world. Here’s ...
  48. Stocks Could Add 18% To Gains By Year's End

    August 12, 2013
    So far this year, stock market gains have been driven by price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio expansion. That could change in the ...
  49. ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    July 31, 2013
    Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ...
  50. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  51. 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, ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Market Outlook: Stocks and Gold Offering Rare 'Buy' Signals

    June 24, 2013
    Markets moved quickly after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank's quantitative easing (QE) ...
  54. Analyzing The Best Retirement Plans And Investment Options

    May 31, 2013
    Understanding the various retirement investments - from annuities to 401(k)s and everything in between - is crucial to reaching ...
  55. Make Your Precious Metal Choice Less ‘Golden’

    May 17, 2013
    The recent rout in gold prices has affected the rest of the precious metals space as well. However, unlike gold, platinum ...
  56. 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. ...
  57. The Best Way To Buy Silver

    March 26, 2013
    Discover whether ETFs or physical bullion is the best way for investors to get exposure to silver.
  58. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  59. The Most Affordable Way to Buy Gold: Physical Gold or ETFs?

    March 18, 2013
    Investing in gold has never been easier than it is today. Check out this article to learn more about gold ETFs and other ...
  60. Affordable ETF Alternatives

    March 10, 2013
    Due diligence should be conducted in knowing the different costs related to ETFs before undertaking an investment in one. ...
  61. Got A Commodity ETF? Watch Out For Contango!

    February 27, 2013
    With more investors seeking commodity exposure through ETFs, being familia with the concept of contango is critical.
  62. The Best Case Against Gold You'll Ever Read

    February 12, 2013
    Despite popular opinion, I've never been a big believer in investing in gold. There's a reason gold is the currency of pirates, ...
  63. Crisis Investing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Gold ...

    February 12, 2013
    Protecting profits and preparing for an economic crisis is likely the furthest thing from your mind right now. The stock ...
  64. 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.
  65. How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    February 6, 2013
    Breakout strategies appeal to all traders and investors, from those trading one-minute charts to daily or weekly charts. ...
  66. 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask

    February 5, 2013
    As the exchange-traded world continues to expand, many investors find themselves asking the same questions about how these ...
  67. Welcome To "Peak Gold" And How To Play It

    January 29, 2013
    With ore rates and production dwindling, analysts now estimate that we have entered a Peak Gold scenario.
  68. How to Build the Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    January 24, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  69. Forget Mutual Funds -- Try This Simple, Low-Cost Alternative ...

    January 17, 2013
    As the stock market surged ever higher in the 1990s, many investors were content to let mutual fund managers find the right ...
  70. How To Swing Trade ETFs

    January 15, 2013
    While the long-term buy-and-hold strategy isfavoredby many more passive investors, savvy and active traders have also embraced ...
  71. Can Alexco Pick Up The Pace?

    January 11, 2013
    With better execution, Alexco could outperform silver.
  72. Commodity ETF Outlook For 2013

    January 2, 2013
    We take a look at where gold, silver, oil, natural gas and their associated ETFs are heading in 2013.
  73. 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 ...
  74. Where Are The Big Money Managers Putting Their Money?

    December 24, 2012
    For regular retail investors, following various guru and superstar investors is a great way to formulize a portfolio strategy.
  75. Billionaires Are Buying Gold, Should You?

    December 19, 2012
    With billionaires like Soros, Paulson and Rogers moving into gold again, the question for us regular Joes is if we follow.
  76. What Will Happen To Gold Stocks In 2013

    December 13, 2012
    This year was brutal for some gold miners. We'll take a look at what could happen for 2013.
  77. Battle The Fiscal Cliff With ETFs

    November 19, 2012
    Going over the pending fiscal cliff could be a scary proposition for American citizens and investors. The automatic spending ...
  78. The Winners And Losers Of QE3

    November 15, 2012
    The market is a mix of winners and losers. When one side profits, the other side suffers.
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. The Biggest One-Day Gains In Popular Commodities

    October 31, 2012
    Commodities can be a volatile bunch. Here are some of the biggest one-day leaps for oil, gold and corn.
  82. A Technical View Of Major Gold Stocks

    October 3, 2012
    Gold is at significant technical levels.
  83. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a ...
  84. Brief History Of ETFs

    September 11, 2012
    In 2012, exchange-traded products are ubiquitous in the world of investing. The more than 1,400 products have accumulated ...
  85. Profiting From Fibonacci Entries and Exits

    September 7, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray often uses Fibonacci analysis to determine likely entry points and profit targets for his Charts ...
  86. Market Outlook: Unique Signals Point to Higher Prices

    September 6, 2012
    The last week of August ended with big moves on Thursday and Friday. Stocks look ready to break out of their dull trading ...
  87. Commodity ETFs And Chart Patterns

    August 22, 2012
    The varying chart patterns within these ETFs, as well as the assortment of commodities the ETFs represent, present a wide ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Bullish On India? Buy Gold ETFs

    July 10, 2012
    Eurozone debt drama continues to hog the headlines as the seemingly never-ending struggle to ensurefinancialstability in ...
  91. 5 Gold Stock Plays

    June 29, 2012
    Gold prices have risen by more than $1,000 per ounce since the 1970s. Find out how to put some shine into your portoflio.
  92. ETFs For QE3

    June 22, 2012
    Here are ETFs that should outperform if another round of quantitative easing is introduced.
  93. Bill Gross Says To Buy Hard Assets

    June 14, 2012
    When PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, the markets generally listen. His latest missive could serve as a portfolio wake-up call ...
  94. Platinum Group Metals Offers A Real Bargain

    June 13, 2012
    While gold and silver remain the go-to precious metals, the growth in platinum and palladium continues unabated.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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. ...
  97. 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.
  98. Popular Commodity ETFs

    May 29, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  99. 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. ...
  100. Is It Time For A Permanent Strategy?

    May 11, 2012
    Harry Browne's Permanent Portfolio could help you create a steady core portfolio regardless of the market environment.
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