116.64 +1.41 (1.22%)
Pre-Market: 5:22AM EDT
|Bid||0.00 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 1000|
|Day's Range||115.08 - 115.71|
|52 Week Range||111.06 - 129.51|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.00|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.40%|
Usually, gold miners are a leveraged play on gold prices, meaning that when gold prices rise, gold miners outperform the underlying commodity, and vice versa.
Gold, Miners Have Surged on the Market Rout—What’s the Upside? The Commodity Futures Trading Commission reports the positions of major players in the futures market in its COT (Commitment of Traders) report. It’s released every Friday and shows the open interest recorded on the previous Tuesday.
The SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD) and the gold futures contract have turned higher at key retracement levels in reaction to spiking volatility and may have bottomed out, despite the Federal Reserve's aggressive rate hike schedule. This buying spike could signal better times for gold bugs and mining companies dependent on pricing for the yellow metal while adding firepower to an expanding commodity sector uptrend that could last well into the next decade. President's Trump blistering criticism of the Federal Reserve may have contributed to the rally because few folks underestimate his power to politicize the central bank in the coming years.
To receive further updates on this SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) trade as well as an alert when it’s time to take profits, sign up for a risk-free trial of Power Options Weekly today. Today I am recommending a bullish trade on the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD), an ETF that tracks the price of gold. The Fed has been tightening in response to what it sees as inflationary pressure on the economy, but there is simply not as much inflation as the central bank is saying.
RAAX only invests in asset classes that the model is bullish on, and the weightings themselves are not an indication of conviction but are instead determined by RAAX’s optimization process that seeks to maximize diversification and minimize volatility. In September, RAAX added a 33% allocation to U.S. Treasury bills. Should the number of bearish segments continue to increase, RAAX has the ability to expand its cash position and allocate up to 100% in cash to avoid a pervasive market drawdown.
To help investors keep up with the markets, we present our ETF Scorecard. The Scorecard takes a step back and looks at how various asset classes across the globe are performing. The weekly performance is from last Friday’s open to this week’s Thursday close.
Does the Sell-Off Imply Market Repositioning for Lower Growth? One of the major market worries at the core of the current market sell-off is the coming earnings deceleration. The stock market rally in 2018 has been fueled in part by the tax reform windfall.
Does the Sell-Off Imply Market Repositioning for Lower Growth? Technology companies are the ones leading the current market decline. Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Apple (AAPL) stocks took a sound beating yesterday and plunged 6.1%, 8.4%, and 4.6%, respectively.
The US consumer price index (or CPI) for September was released today at 8:30 AM EST. The inflation numbers were weaker-than-expected, with the CPI rising just 0.1% sequentially compared to 0.2% expected by economists. In the 12 months through the end of September, the CPI rose 2.3%, which was lower than a 2.7% rise in August.
The budget balance is the difference between what a country’s government garners from taxes and other sources and what it spends. A budget deficit occurs when spending exceeds earnings. In such a situation, the government borrows money from its citizens as well as foreign entities. As this debt accumulates, it’s possible that the value of its currency could decrease. The US (SPY) (VTI) budget deficit is creeping up.
While gold and the related exchange traded funds are struggling this year, some investors remain fond of the yellow metal and some ETF issuers are rewarding that faith with lower expenses. BAR debuted in August with an annual fee of 0.20 percent, or $20 on a $10,000 investment. At the time, BAR was the least expensive gold ETF on the market.
The Fed’s interest rate hikes and outlook, trade war concerns, and relatively better US market (SPY) (QQQ) performance as compared to the rest of the world are the major factors driving the dollar up. This rise in the dollar has put sustained pressure on gold (GLD) and other precious metals year-to-date.
Stocks Spooked, Yields Collapse On Market Selloff By now the stock market selloff is old news. The good news is that bond yields (NYSEARCA:TLT) had a reprieve overnight as panic out of equities climaxed. Starting at 1:45pm yesterday just under 3 hours before market close, Treasury yields began to fall, reaching lows of 3.142% as […] The post Market Morning: Fed “Crazy”, Stock Market Crash, FAANGS Flabbergasted, Inflation Stats Due appeared first on Market Exclusive.
As we discussed previously in this series, the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) has fallen ~9.0% year-to-date and ~12.0% from its April peak. While gold prices have generally disappointed in 2018, there are many reasons to believe that this could be about to change and gold might be in the process of bottoming out. As we have discussed previously in the series, this buying is expected to continue going forward and with greater vigor, which should support gold prices.
The demand for gold in India (INDA) was lukewarm in the first half of the year, mainly due to stronger equity markets and higher gold prices measured in rupees. This event caused local gold prices to rise, even with the price decline measured in US dollars. According to the latest Assocham-World Gold Council (or WGC) report, the gold demand in India is likely to surge 25% in the second half due to the improved purchasing power of farmers.
The trade balance is the difference between a country’s monetary value of exports and imports. A positive balance is known as a trade surplus where exports are greater than imports. A negative balance is known as a trade deficit.
On one hand, the growth is expected to slow down, but the Fed doesn’t seem to be in any mood to slow down. The concern is also that due to the lag between policy change and its visible impact on the economy (SPY) (DIA), the Fed might keep tightening the rates. Investors are concerned that the Fed isn’t clear on the neutral policy rate. In Why a Fed Policy Mistake Is Worrying Markets, we highlighted why investors are worried that the Fed could keep hiking rates until something actually breaks in the economy.
Bank of America (or BofA) contends that gold prices (GLD) should surge over the next year as US budget deficit and trade war concerns start to have an impact on the US economy (SPY) (IVV). Bank of America expects gold prices (IAU) to average $1,350 per ounce in 2019 as the effect of US tax reforms wears off.
Central banks have been net buyers of gold (SGOL) since the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008. According to Atsuko Whitehouse at BullionVault, “Central banks are buying gold for their reserves at the fastest pace in 6 years.” Macquarie reports that a total of 264 tons have been added to the official-sector gold holdings in the first nine months of the year. As usual, the central banks of Russia (RSX), Turkey, and Kazakhstan were leading the pack.
Investors are keenly awaiting the US CPI (consumer price inflation) figures. The markets have placed huge importance on inflation figures (TIP) in 2018, as inflation has been one of the most important deciding factors related to the Fed’s future interest rate (TLT) path. The US CPI underwhelmed in August with a 0.2% rise sequentially compared to the 0.3% growth that was expected by economists.
Gold prices dropped for the sixth straight month in September, which is gold’s longest monthly losing streak since January 1997. Year-to-date, gold prices are down by 9%, and they are down 12% from their April peak. Gold’s price decline is especially puzzling given the presence of many factors that would have usually supported its safe-haven appeal and thus its price.
Exchange-traded fund company GraniteShares said on Monday it had cut fees on its gold-backed fund, undercutting rival offerings by the World Gold Council and the Perth Mint as price competition in the ...
China stocks have been under pressure since topping in January and continue to struggle to find support. The People's Bank of China announced more monetary easing but rather than provide support it helped to confirm the issues that China has been facing for months.