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This precious metals ETF is worth a closer look

Most precious metals, with the exception of silver, have struggled so far this year in U.S. dollar terms. In non-dollar terms results have been better given the rise in the dollar. Much of this struggle is linked to the possible increase in U.S. interest rates. As interest rates rise, it

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Some Investors Pull out of the Palladium ETF

With the strong dollar plaguing prices for some precious metals, it is not surprising that investors are parting ways with some exchange traded funds backed by physical holdings of gold, silver and related fare. Palladium ETFs, including the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL), have not been immune to that

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Palladium ETF’s Moment to Shine

While the gold and silver have been flagging, palladium is looking much more polished, with the bullion-related exchange traded fund now testing its long-term trend. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 1.5% Monday, trading above its 200-day simple moving average. PALL has increased 6.0% over the past

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Palladium ETF to Enjoy Another Year of Strong Fundamentals

The palladium-related exchange traded fund could shine this year as low gasoline prices and cheap bank loans help attract more new automobile buyers. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) has only increased 1.1% over the past year but could begin to pick up momentum in 2015. The palladium spot

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The Best and Worst Precious Metals ETFs

Among all that glitters, the palladium exchange traded fund is outperforming while silver ETFs have been the most tarnished in the precious metals group. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) has increased 8.9% year-to-date, leading the precious metals pack. The palladium spot prices is currently hovering around $780.8 per

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Holdings of South African Palladium ETFs top 1 million ounce

Combined holdings of the two South African palladium exchange-traded funds launched in March reached more than 1 million ounces last week, accounting for more than 40 percent of global palladium ETF reserves. Data from the funds showed on Monday that Standard Bank’s Johannesburg-listed AfricaPalladium product now holds 569,838 ounces of

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Precious metals ETFs dull ahead of Fed meeting

Precious metals-related exchange traded funds are under pressure ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting this week, with speculators driving up bond yields and the U.S. dollar. “Rising yields have supported the US Dollar and, for the second consecutive week, continued to weigh on the precious metals sector,” according to ETF

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Palladium problems could spell trouble for Precious Metals ETFs

With the recent weakness in gold and silver exchange traded funds, year-to-date returns for precious metals ETFs are turning increasingly mediocre. For example, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) enters Wednesday with year-to-date performances of up 2.3% for GLD and down 5% for the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV). The

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Forget Gold, Invest in these Precious Metals

Over the last year or so, investors have left precious metals with abandon. Prices for safe-haven metals like gold have reflected a new atmosphere. The kind of hyper inflationary scenarios predicted by wave after wave of global easing programs simply hasn’t come true. Meanwhile, a strengthening global economy has been

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Palladium ETF PALL firms despite lost strike premium

The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) is this year’s top-performing physically-backed precious metals exchange traded fund, but amid signs of easing labor tension in South Africa, platinum group metals have retreated in recent days. “The strike premium on the platinum price appears to have been removed following news of

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Prolonged mining strikes push palladium ETF to three year high

As talks broke down in the longest-ever mining strike across South Africa, the palladium exchange traded fund inched toward a three-and-a-half year high. The ETFS Physical Palladium Shares (NYSEArca: PALL) was up 0.7% Wednesday. PALL has increased 19.5% year-to-date. The palladium spot price was hovering around $860 per ounce Wednesday.

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Platinum and Palladium ETF holdings jump to record highs

Labour negotiations at South Africa’s PGM mines are once again poised on a knife edge after producers slightly upped an earlier offer to the more than 70,000 workers who’ve been on strike for more than four months. Workers at the world’s three largest platinum and palladium producers, Anglo American Platinum

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Are Precious Metal ETFs dead in the water?

Flash back to the summer of 2011. The U.S. Congress struggled with a decision to raise the debt ceiling. The “PIGS” (i.e., Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain) had dramatically overspent, endangering the existence of the euro-zone. Stocks cratered. The CBOE S&P 500 Volatility Index (VIX) soared. Meanwhile, the SPDR Gold Trust (ARCA:GLD)

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Palladium Exchange Traded Fund Holdings Hit Record Highs

Holdings of physically-backed palladium exchange-traded funds hit record highs this week after heavy inflows into two products launched in South Africa in March pulled in half a million ounces of metal in less than two months. From here, analysts say holdings of palladium ETFs – popular investment vehicles which issue

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Palladium and Platinum ETFs have Tailwinds

Over the past 90 days, the ETFS Physical Platinum Shares and the ETFS Physical Palladium Shares are higher by 5.2% and 13.5%, respectively. During the same period, the SPDR Gold Shares is up just 1.1% while the iShares Silver Trust is lower by 2.2%. Recent inventory drawdowns and an ongoing global economic recovery

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