Doug Fabian is the editor of the monthly investment newsletter Successful Investing and is the host of the syndicated radio show, "Doug Fabian's Wealth Strategies." Taking over the reins from his dad, Dick Fabian, back in 1992, Doug has continued to uphold the reputation of the newsletter as the #1 risk-adjusted market timer as ranked by Hulbert’s Investment Digest. Doug published the book “Maverick Investing” and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News and CNN. He also has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Barron’s and other publications.
The number of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) worldwide has skyrocketed in recent years, sometimes by double-digit percentages annually.
In one of my May ETF Talks, I brought to your attention the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), the largest gold mining ETF in the world with $7 billion in total assets.
It doesnt get much uglier than the May jobs report, especially if you were like most on Wall Street and were hoping to see some 160,000 net new jobs created during the prior month.
Todays ETF Talk features the iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners Fund (RING), a solid, serviceable gold mining fund that offers investors all the advantages and disadvantages that they might expect of a precious metals fund. RING is part of the same family of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (SLVP), a silver fund that was featured in my previous ETF Talk.
A relatively small exchange-traded fund (ETF) with a silver-mining niche that is worth bringing to your attention is the iShares MSCI Global Silver Miners ETF (SLVP), a fund with just $44 million in total assets.
If, at the end of April, you would have told me stocks would now be knocking on the door of new 52-week highs, I might have looked at you with more than a slightly skeptical eye.
The Fed threw the market a curveball last week, as the release of the April Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes revealed that Janet Yellen and company are indeed willing to hike interest rates again at their next meeting.
Over the past couple of months, Ive been telling everyone I can especially those who read my newsletter advisory services and listen to my weekly podcast about the tremendous opportunities to be found right now in gold, silver and precious metals mining stocks.
Stocks appear to be at a crossroads. During the past two weeks, weve seen a slide in the major indices thats sent several key segments back below the 200-day moving average.
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The Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) seeks to replicate as closely as possible, before fees and expenses, the price and yield performance of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners Index.
Emerging markets are in a bull market.
Under the rules of medieval heraldry, gold and silver were classed together as metallic colors, but could not be used on top of one another in a coat of arms. That relationship between the two is similar in the world of finance today, where gold and silver are both classified as precious metals, but are really two different metals with two different tendencies.
When it comes to investing in the financial markets, you want to have the tailwinds at your back.
With an overall positive outlook on gold in the stock market at this moment, I feel that it is the perfect time to educate investors about the different types of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are focused on or pegged to the precious metal. To serve that end, Ive been shining a spotlight on some of the biggest and best gold funds out there during the last few weeks. This week, I want to present one of the most popular gold funds in the global mining segment, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX).
Gold is shining, and both bullion and gold mining stocks are lighting up the scoreboard with outstanding gains so far in 2016.
The gold bug that has gripped investors of late seems to be showing no signs of slowing down. Financial investors and analysts are reacting to uncertainty regarding the rise of inflation in the United States, as well as uncertainty abroad.
Among various exchange-traded funds (ETFs), I find gold to be one of the most interesting sectors available to investors.
Emerging markets have had a difficult year, but an end to that trend always could be around the corner.