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Silver Market Driven by Investors

The relatively small size of the silver market means that silver prices are sensitive to investor inflows according to Liam Pleven and Carolyn Ciu. At $19 billion, the silver market is just a fraction of the $170 billion gold market. ┬áThe largest silver exchange traded fund – the $10 billion iShares Silver Trust (SLV), took […]

Silver and Gold as Diversifying ETFs

Stocks and commodities have moved in lock step over the past 15 months, thwarting investors seeking to diversify their portfolios. However, silver and gold proved to be able diversifying investments. In the article Stocks, Commodities Are Unlikely Buddies, the WSJ’s San Mamudi reports that funds that track the S&P 500 are up 26% this year […]

Inflation and ETFs

Exchange traded funds can play an important role in protecting a portfolio against inflation according to John Spence‘s article Whip Inflation with ETFs. Spence writes that using specialized exchange-traded funds to guard portfolios against inflation is becoming popular in light of massive government spending to combat the economic recession and the prospect of a weaker […]

Mixed Week for ETFs

SmartMoney‘s Rob Wherry sums up the week in ETFs Finish Ho-Hum as Investors Watch Capitol Hill. Winners for the week include ProShares UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25 fund (FXP) as Chinese government steps to shore up its declining market were offset by a run on one of Hong Kong’s largest banks. The iShares Silver ETF (SLV) […]

Gold Swings Wildly in Week of Hope and Fear

Investor’s Business Daily reporter Trang Ho takes a look at the recent action in gold ETFs in the article Gold Yo-Yos As Hope Tempers Fears. Ho points out that the spot price of gold surged last week as investors moved to commodities as fears mounted in the credit market and the Federal Reserve battled the […]

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