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Eureka for Gold Mining ETFs?

Tim Smith

Gold bugs, pull the gold bar out from beneath your mattress and admire its luster as the precious metal's price catches a bid. As of Oct. 23, gold futures for December 2018 are up 2.4% for the month, with several analysts predicting further gains. "We have a bullish outlook through the end of the year and into next year," said Jim Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC, as reported in a CNBC article. Gold prices are likely to be supported in the near term by improved emerging market physical demand and short covering during periods of equity market volatility.