GLD : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. GLD vs. UBG: A Gold ETF vs. ETN Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the financial profile of two gold exchange-traded products, and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  2. 2 Funds that Invest in Bitcoin (GBTC, ARKW)

    April 28, 2016
    Find out how investors can participate more easily and more efficiently in the bitcoin phenomenon by investing in exchange-traded ...
  3. GLD: An ETF Performance Case Study

    April 25, 2016
    Evaluate the performance of the SPDR Gold Shares ETF since January 2012, and identify seasonal trends in the fund's performance ...
  4. The 4 Largest Gold ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    April 25, 2016
    Learn what is behind rising gold prices, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to gain ...
  5. (GLD) SPDR Gold Shares: Who Is Invested?

    April 20, 2016
    Learn about SPDR Gold Shares, including why it may be a good way to diversify a portfolio, who owns it and how it has performed ...
  6. 4 Mutual Fund Trends in Q1 2016 (GLD, IAU)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn how the mutual fund industry fared in the first quarter of 2016, and discover some of the prevailing trends that occurred ...
  7. The 4 Largest Commodity ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    April 19, 2016
    Learn about the pros and cons of commodity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as well as the four largest commodity ETFs and the ...
  8. Gold vs. Gold Miner ETFs: Comparing Shades of Gold (GLD, GDX)

    April 14, 2016
    Compare commodity-based gold ETFs with equity-based gold ETFs to find out which is most likely to provide investors with ...
  9. These Two Gold ETFs Are Attracting Capital (GLD, IAU)

    April 4, 2016
    Learn about the two largest, low-cost Gold ETFs and why they have rallied in the first three months of 2016 after being in ...
  10. 3 ETFs for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (GLDI, GLD)

    April 3, 2016
    Discover three unique gold and gold-related investments that can increase your portolio's exposure to gold while providing ...
  11. The Relationship Between Gold and Gold ETFs

    March 21, 2016
    Here's how the price of gold ETFs corresponds to the price of actual gold.
  12. Investing in Gold: Mutual Funds vs. ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    March 17, 2016
    Find out the difference between gold mutual funds and gold ETFs, and how to determine which is the best gold investment option ...
  13. 3 Factors Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2016 (GLD)

    March 15, 2016
    Find out how uncertainty, interest rates and inflation expectations drove gold prices higher in early 2016 and why analysts ...
  14. 4 Best Mutual Funds for a Gold Rebound (GLD, TGLDX)

    March 14, 2016
    Find out which top gold-focused mutual funds are best positioned to take advantage of a rebound in gold prices.
  15. Gold Investing: Inverse ETF Vs. Shorting a Stock (GLL, DGLD)

    March 9, 2016
    Discover how to play the short side of gold in your IRA, and learn the advantages and disadvantages of shorting gold shares ...
  16. How Long Will the Gold ETF Rally Last? (GLD, IAU)

    March 6, 2016
    Opinions vary, but there's good reason to believe the recent gold ETF rally faces the right conditions to keep going.
  17. Why Gold and Silver Prices are Diverging (GLD, SLV)

    March 3, 2016
    Gold and silver prices are seeing a big performance divergence in 2016. Here's why.
  18. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    March 2, 2016
    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  19. The Upside In Gold ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    March 1, 2016
    Gold ETFs have been on a roll this year. And, their value is expected to increase further.
  20. Now Is The Time To Buy Gold And Silver (GLD, SLV)

    February 23, 2016
    Based on the charts of these gold and silver ETFs, now could be an ideal time to invest in precious metals.
  21. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    February 22, 2016
    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  22. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    February 17, 2016
    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  23. Gold Stocks Turn: Where To Buy (GLD, ABX, GDX)

    February 16, 2016
    Gold is surging, indicating a long-term trend change. Here are stocks and ETFs to consider buying, and where.
  24. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    February 2, 2016
    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  25. All That Glitters Does Not Belong in an IRA

    January 25, 2016
    Gold can be an attractive investment given its meteoric rise. But those wanting it within their IRA must look at some of ...
  26. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    December 31, 2015
    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  27. The Downtrend In Precious Metals Is Poised To Continue

    December 22, 2015
    Active traders are watching these three charts because the descending trendlines are suggestion that a reversal in the downtrend ...
  28. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    December 16, 2015
    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  29. Is the GLD ETF a Good Long-Term Bet?

    December 15, 2015
    The SPDR Gold Shares ETF has been a high quality investment. Should it be on your watch list going forward?
  30. Global Weakness Evident By These 3 Commodity Charts

    October 27, 2015
    Weakness in the metals shown on the charts of these three ETFs suggest that the bears are in control of the momentum. We'll ...
  31. Learn How To Trade Gold In 4 Steps (GLD, GDX)

    October 9, 2015
    Trading spot gold or gold futures, equities and options isn’t hard to learn, but the activity requires skill sets unique ...
  32. Despite Unchanged Rates, Gold Set For A Move Lower

    September 22, 2015
    Despite the Fed's news of leaving interest rates unchanged, 3 charts are suggesting that gold prices are setting up for a ...
  33. Gold Struggles to Climb Higher and May Fall Soon

    September 1, 2015
    Traders will be watching the price of gold over the coming weeks. We'll take a look at how a couple major moving averages ...
  34. Traders Step Back to Assess Commodities Damage

    August 25, 2015
    Traders are turning to these exchange-traded notes and exchange-traded funds to analyze key commodities and determine what ...
  35. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 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.
  36. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold (GLD, GC)

    August 21, 2015
    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  37. Deflate Inflation with These 9 Assets

    August 13, 2015
    Now might not be the right time, but investing in these assets may eventually prove to be good hedges against inflation.
  38. The Right Way To Set Up Your Trading Screens

    August 12, 2015
    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  39. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    August 11, 2015
    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  40. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Commodities (GLD, DBA)

    August 4, 2015
    Explore diversifying an investment portfolio through investing in commodities ETFs, and get information on some of the best ...
  41. Top ETFs For Investing in Greece (GREK, TWGGX)

    August 3, 2015
    Find out if it's time to add the GREK ETF -- the only major Greece-centric exchange-traded fund in the world -- as a risk/reward ...
  42. Bitcoin ETFs: How Do They Work?

    July 30, 2015
    ETFs offer a cost-effective, safe and hassle-free way to invest and trade bitcoins as stocks, without worrying about the ...
  43. 4 ETFs For Trading Gold's Falling Prices

    July 21, 2015
    Traders looking to trade gold will likely look to add these for funds to their portfolio.
  44. Should You Add Metals To Your Portfolio? (SLV, GLD)

    July 10, 2015
    This study examines how various metals have performed over the last 10+ years, with analysis of whether you should consider ...
  45. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    June 25, 2015
    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  46. Expect These Gold-Related Assets To Move Lower

    June 17, 2015
    The spot gold price is trading within a long-term descending triangle. Traders may use this pattern to suggest gold and related ...
  47. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    May 12, 2015
    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  48. 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).
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    March 4, 2015
    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  52. 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? ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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, ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    February 17, 2015
    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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. ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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. ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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? ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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). ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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, ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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) ...
  100. 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 ...
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