5 Reasons to AVOID the Gold ETF GLD

September 26, 2011

The gold bugs have certainly been gloating of late (well, excluding the prior 2 trading sessions) seeing as how bullion prices, miners and precious metals ETFs have been holding up well while most other asset classes spiral downward in a volatility vortex.  In the short term, sure, gold has performed well and may well continue […]

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Key ETFs to Watch Related to QE2 in November

October 23, 2010

The current consensus is that the Fed will announce some sort of significant quantitative easing program in early November following the Nov 2-3 FOMC meeting. What isn’t clear is just how large the program will be or exactly how it will be implemented. With this timing in mind, in addition to November elections, it’s important […]

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Pairs Trade in Gold Funds Works Out Beatifully – Sprott PHYS vs. GLD

May 26, 2010

Today, the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS) completed a follow-on offering of trust units at $11.25 per unit.  This was performed in order to acquire physical gold bullion in accordance with the Trust’s objective and subject to the Trust’s investment and operating restrictions.  In other words, the big selling point of this closed-end fund is […]

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