ETF Volume Surges Most Since January 2008
Average daily trading volume for ETFs jumped 83% from July to August, as investors increasingly looked to make use of hedging and liquidity techniques in the face of greater market volatility.
Gold Continues Record Run
Gold set a record price for the second day in a row on Wednesday, as investors reacted to concerns over the euro zone debt crisis. Adding to the pressure on the precious metal's price was the news that several nations' central banks had also bought gold.
Soros Dumped Gold in Q1; Price Rising Once More
According to 13-F filings with the SEC, billionaire George Soros dumped nearly all his holdings in gold in the first quarter of 2011, after calling it "the ultimate bubble." However, on Wednesday gold halted three days of losses to head back up, as investors sought to buy on the dips.
Soros Says Gold Is the ‘Ultimate Bubble’
In an interview with Chrystia Freeland of Reuters, billionaire financier George Soros said Wednesday that, despite setting records this week, gold prices may continue to rise.
Exotic ETFs Come with Peculiar Tax Consequences
Holdings of more exotic ETFs--those that own precious metals, commodity or currency futures, or other types of derivatives--are treated differently for tax purposes from the stocks and bonds owned by plain vanilla ETFs.
The ETF Advisor: Precious Metal ETFs
What makes precious metals funds so attractive is that they offer investors the ability to gain unleveraged exposure to gold and other precious metals without...
Are Some Commodity ETFs Victims of their own Success?
The kind of success some commodity ETFs have had can breed problems of its own, problems that ETF issuers and investors are only now starting to confront and comprehend.
SPDR Sense: State Street ETFs Finds Sucess in a Tough Market
Despite the worst year for stocks since 1931, net inflows into 70 of the 80 SPDR ETFs (87.5 percent) posted positive cash flows during 2008....
A New ETF Playbook
What will become of stocks over the course of 2009? And how about the faltering U.S. economy? Is the housing market done correcting? Where are...
Has Gold Lost Its Mojo?
After breaking the $1,000 an ounce barrier during the spring, gold's seemingly invincible run has hit a brick wall. Has gold lost its mojo? The price...