Commodities

  • Trade Alert: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX)

    August 16 2012 5:10 AM

    Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) shares crack the 50-Day Moving Average. Wednesday shares of Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF closed above the 50-Day Moving Average at 44.13. This is relevant given that it may be viewed as a sign of strength from a technical POV.

  • Gold, Guns and Gas: Three Ways To Keep Your Money SafeGold, Guns and Gas: Three Ways To Keep Your Money Safe

    June 08 2012 12:40 PM

    The world's economies have fallen to their weakest level since the recession officially ended in 2009. German and U.S. bonds actually charge buyers interest rather than pay buyers interest. The euro zone's survival appears at genuine risk and China's red-hot economy, the second-biggest in the world, is not so red hot any more.

  • Gold Rebounds Amid U.S., Eurozone Debt CrisisGold Rebounds Amid U.S., Eurozone Debt Crisis

    November 23 2011 4:03 AM

    Gold prices have recouped its losses as the failure of the U.S. congressional committee to reach a deal on reducing the budget deficit and the ongoing eurozone crisis brought back the bargain hunters.

  • Now, Coke and Pepsi Wage ‘Musical War’Now, Coke and Pepsi Wage ‘Musical War’

    September 21 2011 3:20 AM

    Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been rivals from the time they entered the market over a century ago. Both the brands are waging a global advertisement war, trying to dominate the soft drink market share in every possible way.

  • India's Appetite for Gold Taking New FormsIndia's Appetite for Gold Taking New Forms

    September 08 2011 10:57 AM

    In a nation whose love for gold is legendary, financial adviser Biju Daniel is one of scores of Indians who are rethinking how they amass riches through the precious metal.

  • Silver Prices Clawing Their Way Back UpSilver Prices Clawing Their Way Back Up

    September 07 2011 12:24 PM

    Silver prices clawed their way back to near a breakeven point Wednesday after falling early in the day's session by 3.5 percent, a performance that easily outshined gold's movement in early afternoon trading.

  • World Stocks Rise After German Court OKs Greek AidWorld Stocks Rise After German Court OKs Greek Aid

    September 07 2011 7:43 AM

    World stocks rose from a two-week low on Wednesday and the euro rebounded across the board after Germany's top court rejected lawsuits aimed at blocking Germany's participation in bailout packages for Greece and other euro zone countries.

  • Profit-Taking, Euro Zone Worries Cut Gold Down in European Trading

    September 07 2011 7:11 AM

    Gold prices were down 1 percent in Europe on Wednesday after a volatile session in Asia as skittish investors cashed in gains after the precious metal's rally to record highs, though concerns over euro zone debt still underpinned the market.

  • Japan's Foreign Reserves Hit All-Time High

    September 07 2011 6:56 AM

    Japan's foreign reserves surged to an all-time high in August after it spent a record amount to intervene in the currency market, aiming to curb a sharp yen rise that could derail the economy's recovery from the March earthquake and tsunami.

  • Analysis: Pegging Swiss Franc to Euro May Lift Gold to $2,000Analysis: Pegging Swiss Franc to Euro May Lift Gold to $2,000

    September 06 2011 1:11 PM

    Switzerland's decision to peg the erstwhile safe-haven franc to the euro may finally give gold bugs the chance to see prices hit the once-unimaginable $2,000 an ounce mark, as the metal holds on track for its strongest annual rally in three decades.

  • Silver Prices Drop As Global Economic Fears RiseSilver Prices Drop As Global Economic Fears Rise

    September 06 2011 8:46 AM

    Prospects of a global slowdown, perhaps even recession, weighed on silver Tuesday, leading traders to bid down the price of the white metal as well as shares of companies that produce the metal.

  • Metals All Higher, Gold SurgingMetals All Higher, Gold Surging

    August 30 2011 1:34 PM

    The metals market is much higher today, with gold surging nearly $40 an ounce this morning. Equities are lower, with all three indexes down.

  • More Interesting ETF Stats From 2010

    January 18 2011 11:47 AM

    ETFs still have a long way to go when it comes to global market dominance for risk assets Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx group, said an interview with the Financial Times.

  • Metals Rising High This Morning (GLD, JJC, SLV, PALL, PLTM)

    January 18 2011 6:37 AM

    The metals complex is higher this morning, echoing a rise in the equity markets. Copper is up 5.1 cents to $4.435 per pound, a gain of 1.1%.

  • Five ETF Earnings Plays For The Week Ahead

    January 17 2011 10:47 PM

    With earnings season set to kick into high gear this week, some sectors are going to see a bit more volatility than usual and the earnings calendar points to financials and tech as two prime areas for trading opportunities.

  • ETFs To Watch January 18, 2011 (QID, PALL, FXM, EPI)

    January 17 2011 3:10 PM

    Here is the ETF Professor's ETF Watch List for Tuesday January 18, 2011. Let's see if BP (NYSE: BP) can continue to lift the iShares MSCI United Kingdom Index Fund (NYSE: EWU).

  • Selling Continues In Gold And Silver (GLD, SLV)

    January 14 2011 7:46 AM

    It is difficult to not look at this correction as a buying opportunity, although things likely starting to get uncomfortable for recent longs in the precious metals space. The U.S. Dollar has been falling precipitously, and inflation reports have been filtering in from around the world.

  • Gold And Silver ETFs Turn Positive As Dollar Hits Fresh Lows (GLD, SLV, UUP)

    January 12 2011 8:46 AM

    The SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSE: GLD) and iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSE: SLV) have seen money flows in the last half hour as the U.S. Dollar has hit fresh session lows. Both have made it back to the flatline after spending most of the day in negative territory.

  • Bullish scenario for copper: rising demand, tightening supplyBullish scenario for copper: rising demand, tightening supply

    December 09 2010 6:07 PM

    Having just touched an all-time high in price, demand for copper is expected to be very strong in the coming years, driven primarily by China’s insatiable hunger for commodities of all kinds to support its relentless program of mass urbanization.

  • Uranium ETF provides play on nuclear energyUranium ETF provides play on nuclear energy

    December 02 2010 2:27 PM

    A growing demand for nuclear energy across much of the globe will undoubtedly make uranium a prized commodity, as new power plants proliferate. Investors seeking to capitalize on this evolving energy trend might consider a new exchange-traded fund, the Global X Uranium ETF (NYSE: URA), one of the very few investment vehicles in the world that can be regarded as a pure play on uranium.