|Bid||25.75 x 34100|
|Ask||25.76 x 800|
|Day's Range||25.26 - 25.79|
|52 Week Range||17.28 - 25.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.01|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.53%|
U.S. and Iranian officials said the latter downed a U.S. military drone near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. These sector ETFs and stocks are likely to gain.
Gold is outperforming stocks even when stock markets are making highs. The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) has gained 8.7% in the last one month, and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) has amplified that return by rising 21.1% in the same period.
Gold futures registered their single largest one-day jump of 2.8% on June 20 following the Fed’s dovish stance at its June meeting. While the Fed kept rates unchanged, it hinted at future rate cuts if the conditions warrant them, which sent gold prices soaring.
To an optimistic capital market, that meant the door was open for interest rates to fall in 2019 after staying static thus far through the middle of the year. March 17, 2014 saw gold at $1,383.81, but following the interest rate announcement, gold went past the $1,380 mark. Leveraged exchange-traded fund (ETF) traders rejoiced, which saw funds like the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT) rise.
The overall investor sentiment has been bearish given the US-China trade tensions and deteriorating economic reports. In addition to bonds (BND), investors are also looking to gold due to its safe-haven appeal. Not only this, there are many other factors that are currently going in gold's favor.
The prospect of a Federal Reserve rate cut saw U.S. equities and gold rise ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy decision on Wednesday. U.S. markets came to life on Tuesday, which also resuscitated the Asian markets on Wednesday after optimism from improved prospects of a U.S.-China trade deal came when U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet he “had a very good telephone conversation” with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
During DoubleLine's investor webcast on June 13, Jeffrey Gundlach said, “I am certainly long gold.” His call on gold is based on his expectation that the US dollar (UUP) will finish lower this year.
The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ) , one of the largest gold miners exchange traded funds, is up more than 8% month-to-date, but some market observers believe there is plenty of value left in the resurgent gold miners group. The VanEck Gold Miners ETF (GDX) , the largest gold miners ETF, is up more than 12% this month. GDX is comprised of global gold miners, with a notable tilt toward Canadian and U.S. mining companies.
Leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin crossed the $9,000 mark for the first time since May 2018 amid the hype over social media giant Facebook and its latest cryptocurrency offering. Instead of checking their banks to ensure their direct deposit went through, Facebook employees could open their cryptocurrency wallets on pay day as the social media giant will be rolling out its own digital currency soon. This news is setting the cryptocurrency space abuzz with optimism as Bitcoin reached a high of $20,000 near the end of 2017 and fell over 70 percent since, but is climbing back to prominence again following this news.
The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD), which tracks physical gold prices, has underperformed the broader markets year-to-date, rising just 4.4% compared to the S&P 500’s (SPY) gain of 15.9% as of June 14. The sentiment for gold, however, has been turning around.
Gold received a vote of confidence from hedge fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones who says that if the commodity can break the $1,400 price barrier, it could reach $1,700 quickly. With trade wars looming coupled with a more dovish central bank, gold is what Jones is eyeing within the next two years. “[Gold] has everything going for it,” said Jones.
Paul Tudor Jones has told Bloomberg that he expects an aggressive but short period of rate cuts by the Fed, which is set to meet on June 18 and 19.
A Perfect Storm for Gold: All Macro Drivers AlignGold price movementIt has been difficult to predict gold movement this year—economic reports have been more or less mixed and US-China trade deal optimism has curbed gold prices. However, as trade
Why Disappointing US Jobs Report Lit Up a Fire Under Stocks?(Continued from Prior Part)Gold catches a bidGold has caught a bid in the last few days after being lukewarm for most of this year. Weaker US economic reports and escalating trade tensions
Gold’s rally is built on a shaky sentiment foundation. To be sure, the rally in gold (GC00) has certainly been impressive. The reason to nevertheless question the rally’s staying power is the absence of widespread bearishness when the move began.
Gold has moved higher for the year, after stalling just below the $1,300-an-ounce mark for weeks. “Gold does well in a period of dollar weakness, inflation, and economic uncertainty,” says Peter Schiff, chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, a division of Alliance Global Partners. Gold prices were held back by expectations that the Federal Reserve’s monetary tightening cycle would continue for years, argues Schiff.
Chances of a rate cut by Fed chair Powell went higher. If this happens, the following investing strategies would be of investors' help.
Once Bitcoin spiked liked energy levels after a can of Red Bull near the end of 2017, it also came crashing down in 2018, but 2019 is seeing the leading cryptocurrency rise over 150 percent to its current price of just under $8,700. “A lot of people got suckered into this pump-and-dump scheme because they heard all the stories about young kids taking their Bar Mitzvah money into bitcoin and bought a Lambo," said Schiff at the 2019 SALT Conference. Bitcoin purveyors have often referred to the cryptocurrency as the new replacement of gold.
Gold regained its shine on Friday after Trump's surprise Mexico tariff tweet. Profit from global uncertainty using these three ETFs.
As U.S. President Donald Trump turns his attention to Mexico from China in the latest tariff-for-tariff battles, investors are clamoring for more cash in the form of U.S. dollars rather than traditional safe-havens like gold. Gold-backed ETF plays can be had with the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) and SPDR Gold MiniShares (GLDM) , while short-term traders can also play the gold market through miners with the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX) , Direxion Daily Jr Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (JNUG) and the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF (NUGT). The Federal Reserve has been on cruise control thus far in 2019 with respect to interest rate policy, opting to keep the federal funds rate untouched.
Another day, another tweet. President Trump's latest salvo, aimed at Mexico this time, is sending the stock market down but boosting gold prices.