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Why the SPDR Gold Shares (ETF) Is Starting to Shine Again

2018-02-15 investorplace
Wednesday’s CPI report shows inflation is finally ramping. And while bond investors are spooked, precious metals owners are cheering. Indeed, the likes of gold and silver received some love just in time for Valentine’s day. The SPDR Gold Shares (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD) — Wall Street’s go-to ETF for gold exposure — soared 2% amid heavy volume. (7-0)

Dalio's Bridgewater Boosts Holdings in Gold

2018-02-14 dvolatility
Feb.14 -- Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the world’s biggest hedge fund, raised its stake in SPDR Gold Shares and iShares Gold Trust, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday. Bloomberg's Jason Kelly reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (7-0)

How Volatility Is Affecting Gold

Another critical factor that has affected precious metals is market volatility, which is tracked by the CBOE Volatility Index or VIX (VIXY). Gold is known to track market volatility. The higher the unrest in the market, the higher the demand for haven assets like gold. This trend is because investors get nervous during periods of unrest and prefer to park their money in assets that could provide stable returns. (33-0)

Gold edges up ahead of US inflation data

2018-02-14 cnbc
Gold rose for a third day on Wednesday, pulling further away from last week's one-month low as the dollar wilted ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the day. (7-1)

What Caused the Slump in Precious Metals and Miners?

Gold prices had a third straight day of decline on Thursday, February 7, 2018. Gold spot prices fell 0.4% to trade at $1,312.40 per ounce. It touched its lowest mark of $1,309.50 since January 10, 2018. Silver traded almost flat at $16.40, while platinum and palladium fell 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively. They traded at $977.50 and $981.60, respectively. All four precious metals have seen their prices fall over the past five trading days. (60-1)

Markets Wobble. What You Should Do.

2018-02-11 seekingalpha
Crash. Turmoil. Plunge. Rout. These are just some of the words used to describe what's happened in markets in the past week or two. I'll use a less dramatic description. It's a wobble… at least, so far. Plus, it's a timely reminder of why I recommend investors should have a relatively cautious portfolio allocation in current markets. Let's look at what's been going on, and what to do about it. (14-0)

Analyzing Commodities in the Early Hours on February 7

After a brief pullback from three-year high price levels last week, crude oil started this week on a weaker note and declined in the first two trading days. On Wednesday, crude oil opened the day with mixed sentiment and traded below opening prices at two-week low price levels in the early hours. (7-0)

How the Dollar’s Rise on Monday Affected Metals and Miners

The most crucial determinant in the price movement of precious metals over the past six months has been the US dollar. The US dollar surged after the positive economic data. The US dollar, depicted by the DXY Currency Index (or DXY), was up 0.4% on Monday, February 5, and it also has a five-day trailing gain of 0.28%. The DXY prices the dollar against a basket of six major world currencies. (39-0)

Can the Divergence Between Gold Prices and Gold Miners Continue in 2018?

Gold prices (GLD) rose ~13% in 2017. On top of that, January 2018 saw a ~3% rise in prices. The strong start to the year was somehow expected for gold prices, given the historical seasonal factors. For more on these rallies, read Market Realist’s series Can Gold Repeat Its Rally in the New Year? (78-0)

Commodities Are Mixed in the Early Hours on February 5

Crude oil traded with mixed sentiment last week and closed the week with limited losses. Crude oil started this week on a mixed note and traded above opening prices in the early hours on Monday. (7-0)

Gold: Why This Golden Bull Market Is Just Getting Started

2018-02-04 seekingalpha
There are plenty of favorable fundamental factors surrounding gold right now, but are they enough to overcome the headwinds? (7-0)

Gold Upleg Breaking Out

2018-01-27 seekingalpha
This two-year-old gold bull’s third upleg is breaking out. This week gold closed above the peak from its second upleg, and is close to a decisive breakout. (8-0)

A Tale of Two Currencies and The ETF Impact

2018-01-25 zacks
By now, the greenback’s loss and strength in euro are known to all. The year 2017 can easily be credited to euro in the currency ETF world. Guggenheim CurrencyShares Euro Trust (FXE - Free Report) gained about 14.6% in the last one year (as of Jan 24, 2018) while PowerShares DB US Dollar Bullish ETF (UUP - Free Report) lost about 10%. So far this year, the euro is up about 2.8% while the U.S. dollar slipped almost similarly. (37-0)

GLD / SPDR Gold Shares - Stock Institutional Ownership and Shareholders -

SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) has 955 institutional investors and shareholders that have filed 13D/G or 13F forms with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). These institutions hold a total of 118,232,129 shares. Largest shareholders include Citigroup Inc, BlackRock Inc., Citigroup Inc, Graham Capital Management, L.P., Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Bank Of America Corp /de/, Susquehanna International Group, Llp, Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC / Fidelity, and First Eagle Investment Management, LLC. (305-0)

What Led to the Decline in Gold and Silver?

Gold prices retreated from their four-month high of $1,340 and slipped 0.81% on Wednesday, January 17. Gold futures for January expiration ended the day at $1,338 per ounce. Silver also declined about 1.1% and closed at $17.1 per ounce. Palladium was up almost 1.9% on Wednesday, trading at $1,118. The metal hit its record high of $1,138 an ounce on Monday and retreated later. Platinum was up marginally by 0. (23-0)