SLV : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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 ...
  2. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  3. ETFs That Gained 75% In A Single Year

    October 29, 2013
    In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have ...
  4. A Brief History of ETF Bubbles

    October 23, 2013
    The ups and downs on Wall Street have long been a foe of the inexperienced investor, while veterans have come to embrace ...
  5. 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.
  6. June Non-Farm Payrolls Blow Away Estimates, Boosted By Summer ...

    July 5, 2013
    Non-Farm Payrolls rose faster than expected in June as teenagers began to take summer jobs. The unemployment rate remained ...
  7. Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2013
    Precious metal ETFs are in deep trouble after the latest FOMC meeting as prices fell across the board.
  8. ETF Cheat Sheet: Precious Metals

    January 30, 2013
    Precious metals are one of the rarest and most valuable commodities in the world, making them a popular investment tool for ...
  9. Silver: The 'Equity' Like Precious Metal? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 29, 2013
    The minutes of the most recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has attracted mixed reactions from ...
  10. Is Silver 'Equity' Like Precious Metal? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 29, 2013
    The minutes of the most recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has attracted mixed reactions from ...
  11. Silver--The Equity Like Precious Metal? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 29, 2013
    The minutes of the most recently concluded Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting has attracted mixed reactions from ...
  12. Invest Like Morgan Stanley with These 5 Commodity ETFs - ETF ...

    January 25, 2013
    Although commodities are often overlooked by many investors, these natural resources are considered by many to be good diversifiers ...
  13. Can Alexco Pick Up The Pace?

    January 11, 2013
    With better execution, Alexco could outperform silver.
  14. Disco and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    December 20, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has declined 0.4%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has decreased ...
  15. Silver in 2013: A Pair of Catalysts Could Boost Prices

    December 19, 2012
    Gold versus Silver. It's a long-standing debate among precious-metal investors as to which commodity is a wiser investment. ...
  16. ETFs in a QE3 World - ETF News And Commentary

    December 6, 2012
    After much deliberation, the Federal Reserve finally announced the third round of quantitative easing or QE3, in an attempt ...
  17. Financial Stocks, Including ICICI Bank Limited, Making Big Moves ...

    November 30, 2012
    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.2%. The financial ...
  18. A Week Later, ETF Winners And Losers From The Election

    November 14, 2012
    Leading up to last week’s presidential election, the financial media was full of predictions about asset classes that would ...
  19. Citigroup and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 15, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has increased 0.3%; the S&P 500 has moved up 0.3%; and the Dow is trading ...
  20. Third Time's A Charm? Best ETF Plays For QE3

    October 4, 2012
    Last month, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke unveiled the latest creation from the central bank – the infamous QE3. As details continue ...
  21. Financial Stocks, Including UnitedHealth, Making Big Moves on ...

    September 18, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has risen 0.1%, the S&P 500 is unchanged and the Dow has moved up 0.1%. The financial sector is the ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. Are Silver ETFs Back on Track? - ETF News And Commentary

    September 12, 2012
    After peaking in April of 2011, silver prices have had trouble regaining their lofty levels. The white commodity has instead ...
  24. iShares Silver Trust Among Financial's Biggest Movers on August ...

    August 23, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.2%, the S&P 500 down 0.4% and the Dow decreasing 0.6%. The financial ...
  25. The Week Ahead: Did The ECB Put a Floor Under Stock Prices?

    July 28, 2012
    All it took was a few words from Europe's top banker to turn stocks around, but can the momentum last? MoneyShow's Tom ...
  26. The Week Ahead: Can Stocks Ignore the World's Problems?

    July 7, 2012
    Technical action in most markets seems to show this week's downswing was only a temporary pullback, which means buying ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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, ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for June 26, 2012

    June 26, 2012
    The Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow is down 0.1% after the morning's trading. The financial ...
  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. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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. ...
  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. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for June 7, 2012

    June 7, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 0.2%; the S&P 500 is up 0.4%; and the Dow has risen 0.6%. ...
  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. 5 Simple Silver Stock Plays

    May 30, 2012
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  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. The Growing Medicinal Play In Metals

    May 23, 2012
    Industrial and investment needs aside, both copper and silver could be seeing big increases in demand from an unlikely source: ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  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. 4 ETF's To Look At

    May 15, 2012
    Check out which ETFs are positive year to date.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Europe Drags Gold Lower

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

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

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

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

    May 1, 2012
    Gold Closes Down Month On Down Note
  77. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    April 30, 2012
    With industrial production and the economy grinding forward, many analysts believe the industrial real estate sector is ripe ...
  78. The Week Ahead: Will Europe Spoil Apple's Party?

    April 28, 2012
    If this surprisingly good week makes you want to jump back into stocks with both feet, be patient, writes MoneyShow’s ...
  79. The Week Ahead: Will Earnings Revive the Rally?

    April 21, 2012
    Despite recent gains, critical market internals suggest the correction is not yet over, but more upside earnings surprises ...
  80. 4 ETF's To Look At

    April 13, 2012
    Check out which ETFs are positive year to date.
  81. The Week Ahead: Risk Never Takes a Holiday

    March 31, 2012
    Risk of a deeper correction remains high despite a holiday-shortened week. Watch for technical warning signs, as well as ...
  82. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  83. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    March 22, 2012
    With industrial production and the economy grinding forward, many analysts believe the industrial real estate sector is ripe ...
  84. 2 ETFs More Precious than Gold

    March 22, 2012
    In all the furor over gold, investors are overlooking a great opportunity to get in on platinum group metals, a group that ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. The Week Ahead: Don't Bet Against the Stock Market, Part II

    March 17, 2012
    The market’s strength this week surprised many investors, and certain sectors have still more potential, writes MoneyShow ...
  87. The Week Ahead: Should You Switch Sectors?

    March 10, 2012
    Technical evidence is mounting that seasonal sector rotation is taking place right now, and it is crucial for investors to ...
  88. Gold In Trouble?

    March 8, 2012
    Another bad day at the office for gold could see intense panic selling.
  89. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  90. The Week Ahead: Does This Headline Scare You?

    February 19, 2012
    Bullish magazine headlines have been the death of many a rising market, and in fact a correction is expected, says MoneyShow ...
  91. The Week Ahead: Stocks Need Some Bad News

    January 30, 2012
    Markets are due for a bull-scaring correction that would open more opportunities, but until then investors should stick with ...
  92. A "Worst-to-First" ETF Trade Idea

    January 27, 2012
    The seasonal low point for natural gas is expected soon, and though no mainstream ETF has fared worse than UNG, favorable ...
  93. The Week Ahead: Wait to Buy Lower

    January 25, 2012
    Dividends are key to market-beating performance, especially during these times, says John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator. ...
  94. Eric Sprott Is Very Bullish On Gold And Energy

    January 24, 2012
    Commodities guru Eric Sprott expects bullish news in the future for both precious metals and energy.
  95. A Better ETF for Metals Investors

    January 11, 2012
    The most common silver and gold ETFs may present risks unknown to most investors, says asset manager and analyst Mo Dawoud. ...
  96. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    January 10, 2012
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  97. The Week Ahead: The Path to Profits in 2012

    January 9, 2012
    The year has started off well, but some sectors and strategies have the potential to pay off even better in coming weeks. ...
  98. The Week Ahead: Will the Grinch Steal Christmas?

    December 20, 2011
    The warning flags are up, and time is running out for a solid rally. Be careful, and watch these key indicators over the ...
  99. Is Copper The New Gold

    December 20, 2011
    While gold looks very attractive today, over a period of years, copper is likely to produce a more attractive result for ...
  100. The Week Ahead: Will the Supercommittee Sink the Markets?

    November 22, 2011
    It could be a couple of weeks until we know the true effect of the latest US debt debate in the markets, but there are still ...
  101. The Week Ahead: Don't Bet Against the Stock Market

    November 16, 2011
    As the markets continue to defy the bears, a proper breakout could be on its way as early as next week. So watch for any ...
  102. The Week Ahead: Can the Bulls Stay in Charge?

    November 7, 2011
    Tuesday’s drop gave investors an excellent entry point for what looks like a sustained rally. Of course, certain groups ...
  103. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    November 4, 2011
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  104. Odyssey Leads Investors On Treasure Hunt

    September 29, 2011
    Can investors find buried treasure with Odyssey Marine Exploration's shipwreck-exploration business?
  105. Five Silver Stocks To Watch

    September 20, 2011
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  106. The Week Ahead: Bear Markets Take Time

    August 21, 2011
    We won’t know for a while whether the bulls have been truly slaughtered, so investors would do wise to wait for the ...
  107. The Week Ahead: Another Ride on the Rollercoaster?

    August 14, 2011
    Next week should prove quieter, but with all the uncertainty weighing on the markets, it’s probably best to get defensive ...
  108. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    August 9, 2011
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  109. The Week Ahead: Waiting for QE3

    August 7, 2011
    After a week like this one, it seems like the markets have nowhere to go but up…and although a rally is likely this ...
  110. Silver Still Sparkles Value

    August 3, 2011
    With both investment and industrial demand at its back, several top commodities analysts predict much higher prices in the ...
  111. The Week Ahead: For Stocks, The Debt Ceiling's the Limit

    July 24, 2011
    The markets would probably be much more bullish if not for the debt-ceiling debate in Washington, and in fact last week's ...
  112. 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 ...
  113. The Week Ahead: Are Hedge Funds Bailing Out?

    July 17, 2011
    It’s possible that big-time redemptions caused several would-be rallies last week to sputter and die. A short-term ...
  114. The Week Ahead: How Far Will Stocks Correct?

    July 10, 2011
    Friday’s downturn should continue into next week, but technical analysis shows the sell-off should be much less painful ...
  115. 5 Silver Stocks For The Second Half Of 2011

    June 28, 2011
    During periods of crisis, investors often flee risky asset classes and invest in assets or commodities that they feel will ...
  116. Week Ahead: Fireworks Coming Early?

    June 26, 2011
    Something's got to give as we approach Independence Day, as the quixotic action last week hurt both quick-hit traders and ...
  117. May's ETF Winners and Losers

    June 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing ETFs from May 2011!
  118. High Commodity Prices Are Here To Stay

    May 9, 2011
    Investors looking to invest in commodities need to be patient until the right time and price come along.
  119. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    April 27, 2011
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  120. March's ETF Winners and Losers

    April 1, 2011
    See the best and worst performing ETFs from March 2011!
  121. 5 Silver Stocks To Watch

    March 15, 2011
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  122. A Fistful Of Silver

    March 8, 2011
    While gold has been getting most of the attention lately, silver may be a better portfolio bet.
  123. February's ETF Winners and Losers

    March 2, 2011
    See the best and worst performing ETFs from February 2011.
  124. Copper Developments Continued To Heat Up In 2010

    January 1, 2011
    CRU Group predicts China will account for almost 50% of annual copper sales by 2020. With rosy predictions like this, no ...
  125. 5 Silver Stocks For 2011

    December 29, 2010
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  126. 6 ETFs Tearing Up The Market

    November 30, 2010
    Check out which funds are leading the ETF market with double-digit returns.
  127. 5 Silver Stock Plays

    November 16, 2010
    Forget gold, find out how to put some shine into your portfolio with some Silver.
  128. Keeping Up With Commodities

    November 8, 2010
    Some commodity prices have moved to scary heights. Investors need to know when it is time to take some money off the table.
  129. 6 Market-Crushing ETFs

    October 18, 2010
    Check out which funds are leading the ETF market with double-digit returns.
  130. The Silver Lining

    August 25, 2010
    Silver stocks are looking more attractive as gold rises. Learn how to play silver bullion and the mining stocks.
  131. The Silver Standard

    June 4, 2010
    Gold is getting all the attention as sovereign debt problems plague the market, but silver’s industrial usage should make ...
  132. All That Glitters Is NOT Gold

    May 5, 2010
    Gold is not the only precious metal option for investors. Take a look at palladium, platinum and silver.
  133. Don't Forget About The Copper Rally

    April 7, 2010
    Copper has been rallying on increasing global demand, and the long-term outlook is still good.
  134. 2009 Commodities ETF Roundup

    December 17, 2009
    Most investors fail to avail themselves of this broad class of assets.
  135. Profit From The Fed's Failure

    August 11, 2009
    The Fed has been pulling out all the stops to reinflate the bubble - but should investors be more concerned about preparing ...
  136. 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 ...
  137. Rolling With The U.S. Dollar

    September 16, 2008
    Learn which ETFs to ride as the U.S. dollar recovers.
  138. 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 ...
  139. Don't Fall With The Dollar

    March 7, 2008
    With the Fed set to continue lowering rates, the dollar is still at risk. We examine several ETFs to hedge the effects.
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