This gold tilts the odds in your favour

Right now, top gold stocks like Barrick offer you a classic heads-you-win-tails-you-break-even kind of opportunity. Under the heads scenario, you should make an attractive return over the next five or 10 years; under the tails scenario, you should make an even more attractive return. This… Read More

This ETF hands you the best of Italian firms

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The Italian economy ranks among the biggest in the world but has offered investors very little growth for the past decade. High unemployment—especially among the country’s youth—as well as regional income disparities and high government debt are key problems.
Still the country is… Read More

Make room for ‘value’ in your ETF portfolio

Value investing is one of several investment styles that have over time performed better than the overall market. Other long-term styles with strong track records include small companies, low volatility stocks, and high-quality companies.
The problem for you as an investor is that the winning styles… Read More

Here’s your primer for precious-metal gains

Investor demand for gold is very strong right now, with consistent buying by central banks as well as exchange-traded funds. Silver has also moved lately, but platinum has lagged.
Those last two precious metals have proportionally larger industrial applications than gold (see graph), which strengthens their… Read More

Your metal ETF returns strengthen

A varied assortment of equity ETFs, as well as base metal producer ETFs, gave investors the biggest gains in September 2019. “Value” ETFs were also well represented at the top end of the leaderboard. The Alpha US Quant Value ETF (QVAL) jumped by 6% while the Vanguard Global Value… Read More