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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. Gold ETFs Continue to Plunge - ETF News And Commentary

    June 26, 2013
    What is behind the latest slump in gold ETFs?
  6. Can Gold Stage a Comeback? - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    The cheer surrounding upbeat U.S. data has also sounded the death knell for gold.
  7. 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. ...
  8. The Best ETFs You've Never Heard Of

    February 14, 2013
    There are many unheralded ETFs out there just waiting to earn you strong returns.
  9. 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 ...
  10. Gold ETFs Make 2012 Another Positive Year - ETF News And Commentary

    January 3, 2013
    Gold ETFs shined once again in 2012 as the price of the metal rose for its twelfth consecutive years (Gold ETFs: Is the Sell-Off ...
  11. Survive the Mayan Apocalypse with These ETFs - Investment Ideas

    December 20, 2012
    The end is near! Well, sort of. The coming Mayan Apocalypse, which begins on December 21st, is by many accounts just ...
  12. 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.
  13. Fiscal Cliff and Gold ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 7, 2012
    As we head into further into December, the impact of the Fiscal Cliff looms large over the U.S. economy.  This budgetary ...
  14. A New Breed of Gold ETFs on the Horizon? - ETF News And Commentary

    November 29, 2012
    AdvisorShares, the ETF issuer from Bethesda, Maryland, has long been a leader in active ETFs. The company has made a name ...
  15. Who Says iShares ETFs Aren't Cheap? - ETF News And Commentary

    October 17, 2012
    As the ETF world has expanded in recent years, there has been a race to the bottom so to speak, in terms of ETF expenses. ...
  16. Is WITE the Perfect Gold ETF Compliment? - ETF News And Commentary

    September 26, 2012
    With the central bank easing again in what is being termed QE3, investors are beginning to reconsider some of the holdings. ...
  17. Is WITE the Perfect Gold ETF Complement? - ETF News And Commentary

    September 26, 2012
    With the central bank easing again in what is being termed QE3, investors are beginning to reconsider some of the holdings. ...
  18. The Week Ahead: How Sorry Will May Sellers Be

    September 15, 2012
    Mantras can be prophetic until they aren't, and those who "sold in May" have already lost out on solid gains. ...
  19. Gold ETFs: Why Bid Ask Spreads Matter - ETF News And Commentary

    September 14, 2012
    Sometimes in the ETF world, products that appear similar can actually have very different returns. This can especially be ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Play Gold Standard Debate with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    September 10, 2012
    Over the past year, gold was trapped in the price band of about $1,500 to $1,700 per ounce, due to the lingering economic ...
  22. Will Gold Regain Its Luster? - Real Time Insight

    July 31, 2012
    Gold prices have been trending up in the last month due to renewed hopes for QE3. In the past few days, the prices have also ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 5 ETFs With Wild Five-Year Returns

    July 24, 2012
    Bull or bear market, it’s undeniable that the ETF universe has grown like a weed. The exchange-traded product lineup is quickly ...
  25. The Five Best ETFs over the Past Five Years - ETF News And Commentary

    July 2, 2012
    In the last five years, investors have witnessed a variety of market conditions. Stocks were relatively strong in the middle ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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, ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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. ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Where Are Inex Funds Now?

    June 19, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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. ...
  39. Ride The Wave Or Fade It? ETFs For Greek Election Results

    June 15, 2012
    Greece, the "G" in the now infamous PIIGS acronym, will hold elections Sunday with many market observers believing the battle ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Gold's Losing Streak Now At 3 Days

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

    May 24, 2012
    New York, May 24th (TradersHuddle.com) - Gold put an end to a three-day losing streak on Thursday as traders once again engaged ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. Gold Back To Losing Ways

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    May 10, 2012
    New York, May 9th (TradersHuddle.com) - As was the case with oil and U.S. equities today, gold extended what has been a deeply ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. Europe Drags Gold Lower

    May 8, 2012
    New York, May 7th (TradersHuddle.com) - No surprise here: Political calamity in Europe over the weekend pressured gold and ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Gold Gets No Love From the ECB

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

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

    May 3, 2012
    Gold's Hampered By Manufacturing Data
  69. Gold, Silver Rebound

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

    May 1, 2012
    Fed Helps Oil, But Not Precious Metals
  71. Gold Closes Down Month On Down Note

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

    May 1, 2012
    Gold Lifted By Faint QE3 Hopes
  73. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 30, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  74. The Top-Performing ETFs by Sector

    April 28, 2012
    There have been a few surprises in leadership in some of the sector exchange traded funds that are gaining the attention ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. India's Gold Buying Drops

    February 29, 2012
    For investors, India’s gold outlook can serve as cautionary tale for global gold prices.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 2011 In Review - The Best-Performing ETFs

    December 26, 2011
    Bonds and gold dominate this year's ETF performance.
  79. 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.
  80. 5 Buys in 2 Top Sectors

    August 18, 2011
    It’s been another fast paced dramatic month so far and the market repercussions are being felt far and wide says Mary ...
  81. 5 Top European Income ETFs

    August 3, 2011
    Europe may not come to mind when you think dividends, but some exchange-traded funds are finding bargains in the rubble, ...
  82. 5 ETFs to Hedge the Debt-Ceiling Debacle

    July 27, 2011
    While the fractious fighting in Washington continues, time is running out; investors may want to consider a hedge or two ...
  83. 6 Big Dividends to Boost Your Portfolio

    July 24, 2011
    With the current high levels of market and economic uncertainty, Oliver Pursche believes it’s crucial to stabilize ...
  84. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    June 16, 2011
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  85. Analysis Of Current Gold Prices

    June 14, 2011
    Despite a trending opinion, gold is not in a bubble and the commodity still holds opportunity for investors.
  86. Index Funds: How Well Did They Do In 2010?

    January 7, 2011
    Many portfolio have index funds as their core holdings. Check out how well they performed in 2010.
  87. A Look At ETFs In 2011

    December 30, 2010
    Because ETFs trade like stocks and allow investors to easily enter and exit positions, they can burn investors. Examine each ...
  88. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    November 8, 2010
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  89. A Dose Of Natural Resource Speculation

    February 2, 2010
    The recent hiccup in the market has left many sectors ripe for investment. Small Cap E&P firms fit the bill for long-term ...
  90. Inflation Protection Shouldn't Be Complicated

    November 16, 2009
    Investors are better off just buying a few ETFs rather than the IQ CPI Inflation Hedged ETF.
  91. 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.
  92. ETFs: Size and Performance Considerations

    April 13, 2009
    Size alone does not offer all of the comforts investors are yearning for in their investments. Read on to find out how an ...
  93. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 7, 2009
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  94. Respond To Strong U.S. Dollar With Gold ETFs

    November 21, 2008
    If the strong U.S. dollar begins to slip, investors should look to gold for safety. We examine the top ETFs.
  95. Pension Funds Embrace Commodities

    November 20, 2008
    Learn how to use the California Public Employees' Retirement System to guide your investing in commodities.
  96. Rolling With The U.S. Dollar

    September 16, 2008
    Learn which ETFs to ride as the U.S. dollar recovers.
  97. Peru's Buenaventura Eyes Gold And Silver Booty

    August 28, 2008
    Buenaventura's recent pullback may signal a chance to buy or an end to rising commodity prices. Are you ready to invest across ...
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