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Silver ETFs on track to outshine peers in 1Q15

Silver-backed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are on track to close a successful first quarter of 2015, as precious metals in general suffer from the effects of a stronger dollar. However, silver ETFs are still well in the red on an annual basis and with the Federal Reserve on track to hike

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4 Precious Metal ETFs to Fight Inflation

The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan are fighting hard against deflation and this will eventually have an impact on the global economy. Furthermore, underemployment in the United States has been a problem. As consumers earn less money, they logically spend less. This, in turn, leads to decreased

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The great gold, silver ETF year-end liquidation sale

After a jump to within shouting distance of $1,200 an ounce on Friday, weakness returned to the gold market on Monday. On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange gold for February delivery was changing hands for $1,182.00 an ounce, down $13.10 or 1.1% from Friday’s close. As

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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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Silver ETFs Outshine Gold Amid Global Sell-Off

Investing in precious metals such as gold and silver once again grabbed investors’ attention following the global stock market sell-off on Tuesday sparked off by political instability in Greece and the announcement of snap presidential elections along with renewed fears surrounding global economic growth . Additionally, a stronger U.S. economy

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Silver ETFs’ Moment in the Limelight

Silver prices and related exchange traded funds are outshining gold Tuesday, jumping on safe-haven hedges, cheap valuations and short covering. On Tuesday, the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) was up 4.3% and ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) was 4.4% higher. Meanwhile, the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) rose 2.2%.

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Gold (GLD), Silver (SLV) Up As Dollar Weakens

The SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD) and iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLV) closed up 0.2% and 1.3%, respectively, on Tuesday. The exchange traded funds (ETFs) gained as a result of the rally in the underlying precious metals’ spot prices. Gold spot price closed up 0.32% at $1200.98 per ounce on

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The daring are buying Silver ETFs

Despite significant pain inflicted upon the precious metals complex by the rising U.S. dollar, some investors are not throwing in the towel on silver exchange traded funds. In fact, they are doing just the opposite and putting new money to work with the likes of iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV).

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ETF Chart of the Day: Fun with Silver miners

We spoke about the Gold Miners just yesterday, and that segment is again getting punished in the early going today. We see GDX (Market Vectors Gold Miners) down again today and flirting with its late May lows once again. The fund has actually attracted net inflows of about $50 million

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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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Shorts scamper into Silver as ETFs weaken

The iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical Silver Shares (NYSEArca: SIVR) are each down more than 6% over the past month. Now the two largest U.S.-listed exchange traded funds backed by physical silver holdings are at a crossroads. Silver and the corresponding ETFs could succumb to pressure

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What’s behind Silver’s recent Performance?

Silver prices are down slightly to open the week, but have barely budged this morning (Tuesday) as foreign policy tensions heighten over Russian sanctions and clashes in the Gaza Strip. New York Spot silver was trading at $20.56 an ounce by 5:15 p.m. EDT yesterday (Monday), when silver trading halts temporarily until

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Gold and Silver ETFs pleasantly surprised in June

With June nearly in the books, it is fair to say gold and silver exchange traded funds pleasantly surprised investors this month. The SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEArca: GLD) looks poised to close the month with a gain of 6% while the iShares Silver Trust (NYSEArca: SLV) and the ETFS Physical

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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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