ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to hold

ETF Stocks: Precious metal ETFs to hold

Precious metal ETFs have largely centred on gold stocks. While we continue to see the outlook for that precious metal as uncertain, for aggressive investors who want to hold precious metal ETFs, we have two of them below.

 In 2011, precious metal ETFS shot up along… Read More

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

Blue chip ETFs focus on Canada

These two blue chip ETFs hold mostly large-capitalization, widely traded stocks on the Canadian exchange. Both mirror, or track, the performance of major stock market indexes as opposed to narrower ones focused on resources or themes, such as solar power or biotech.

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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

These ETFs offer top precious-metal stocks

Gold recently jumped to a six-year high on anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s recent interest rate cut. A slowing global economy prompted the move.
Rate cuts typically lower the U.S. dollar and spur inflation. Both of those factors are generally needed to significantly boost demand… Read More

Emerging markets rebound

Emerging markets staged a welcome recovery in June. That recovery was widespread, with the iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (Nasdaq symbol TUR) gaining 13.8%, the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF (EWZ) up 11.4% while the iShares MSCI Russia ETF (ERUS) added 9.1%. South Korean equities, as well as Chinese equities, also gained substantially. The… Read More

Buy producers not their commodities

Various plausible arguments can be made in favour of investing in physical commodities or their listed producers. However, the practical problems associated with directly holding commodities make the debate almost irrelevant. Holding a well-diversified basket of publicly-listed producers provides investors with a reasonable alternative.

It’s almost… Read More