Tag Archives | IAU

The War Between Gold ETFs

BlackRock has aggressively cut the annual expense ratio for the iShares Comex Gold Trust (IAU) in a bid to lure investors from the $56 billion SPDR Gold Shares (GLD). According to the WSJ‘s Ian Salisbury, the expense ratio for IAU was cut from  0.40% to 0.25%.  The expense ratio for GLD remains at 0.40%. Salisbury […]

Gold ETFs for Value Investors

Forbes recently interviewed Jean-Marie Eveillard, the semiretired manager at First Eagle Investment Management, on his use of gold as part of his famously patient approach to value investing. According to the Forbes piece, Eveillard suggests individuals put 5 to 10% of their assets into gold.  Four ETFs listed by Forbes as “smart ways to play” […]

Gold Mutual Funds vs Gold ETFs

The Journal‘s Tom Lauricella recently took a look at whether investors should own gold stocks or ETFs that track the price of gold. Since gold miners have leveraged exposure to the price of gold, gold mining stocks tend to be more volatile than the price of the metal. Gold stocks are also subject to other […]

A Boom in Gold ETFs

Rising investor interest in Gold as an asset class has produced a bounty of Gold ETFs and ETNs. In the column Gold Rally Spurs a Boom in Funds, the WSJ‘s John Spence writes that investors worried about inflation and the global economy are stuffing cash into gold ETFs. As a result, we now have more […]

Gold as a Diversification Tool

I saw a presentation from the World Gold Council today and was impressed with the investment case for gold as portfolio diversification tool. While gold has shown strong returns over recent years, its most valuable contribution to a portfolio lies in the fact that it is not correlated with most other assets, as shown in […]

Gold ETFs Lose Their Glitter

In the article Gold ETFs Aren’t Glittering Despite Turmoil, Smart Money columnist Dan Burrows points out that gold ETFs are well off of their March highs and are even being outperformed by the stocks of discounters like Wal-Mart (WMT) and Family Dollar (FDO). The puzzle comes from the fact that central banks around the world […]

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