19.15 -0.05 (-0.26%)
After hours: 7:24PM EDT
|Bid||18.66 x 1800|
|Ask||18.68 x 1400|
|Day's Range||17.90 - 19.25|
|52 Week Range||15.75 - 48.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.54|
|Expense Ratio (net)||1.05%|
Although none of the 11 GICS sectors fared particularly well in 2018, the materials sector faced some of the harshest headwinds. Companies aiming to develop and process raw materials were battered by the uncertainty surrounding trade battles between China and the U.
The long-term performance of Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC)stock has been, to put it bluntly, disappointing. Indeed, the KGC stock price today is nearly half of what it was in mid-2016, and it’s down 85% since the high it reached in 2011. Tepid gold prices get the bulk of the blame for the poor performance of KGC stock.
Gold prices stumbled for the third straight day in a row, taking the shine off gold bulls, but benefitting inverse gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) like the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bear 3X ETF (DUST) . Gold bulls blame a post-midterm election rally that has fueled the greenback in addition to U.S. equities. It didn't help much when the Federal Reserve announced on Thursday that it was keeping interest rates unchanged, but maintained a hawkish stance on an interest rate hike in December--the fourth and final rate hike to end 2018.
Benchmark Treasury yields retreated today as government debt issues took a reprieve from their ascent last week, which put downward pressure on U.S. equities. The strength in the greenback combined with rising rates have already pumped the brakes on gold prices rising, but now rising yields have also suppressed any price increases in the precious metal. This spike in U.S. government debt yields has certainly benefitted these five ETPs with their strong year-to-date performances. 1.
As has been widely documented, gold miners stocks and the related exchange traded funds are getting drubbed this year. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX ), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated to gold mining stocks, entered Monday with a year-to-date loss of more than 22%. An overlooked scenario is one of the reasons why gold mining equities are flailing this year.
Gold is down only 8% this year, but it’s off almost 13% from its high. For some reason, it has lost its allure as a hedge to inflation and global turmoil. The main culprit may just be the US dollar, which is only back to where it was in mid-2017. It’s tough to say why gold lost its glitter as a hedge—maybe investors are looking at other alternatives like bitcoin as a store of value in uncertain times.
With gold prices slumping, mining stocks and the related exchange traded funds are feeling the heat. Over the past month, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest exchange traded ...
Gold prices are faltering and that is plaguing exchange traded funds tracking shares of gold miners. On Wednesday, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEArca: GDX), the largest exchange traded fund dedicated ...
Gold recorded the fourth consecutive monthly decline, representing the longest stretch of losses since 2013. Here are the ways to go short on the yellow metal with ETFs.
This has been especially evident in gold mining stocks, which have traded sideways through 2018. Gold as a commodity has remained within a $60 range while precious metal traders anticipate inflationary signals that have yet to materialize. The effect on miners is clear if one takes a look at the index tracked by the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull and Bear 3X Shares ETF (NYSE: NUGT) (NYSE: DUST), which has remained range-bound since February.
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