Carolyn Pairitz

Carolyn supports the ETFdb analyst team, and contributes articles to the daily newsletter along with managing Pro content such as the creation of ETFdb Portfolios and Edge. She also is a key member of both the sales and ETFdb membership support teams. She graduated with a Bachelors in Finance from DePaul University in the spring of 2013 and has a special interest in international ETFs.

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The Complete History of the GLD

by on August 13, 2013 | Updated April 21, 2014

The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD, A-) is the oldest commodity ETF, and perhaps one of the best known exchange-traded funds in the world. Here’s a quick primer on the history of GLD, by the numbers:

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Mexico, Medical Devices, and MLPs.

As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb CategoriesETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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The Facebook IPO on May 18th, 2012 was chaotic, to say the least. Between the Nasdaq failing to control the flood of trades that came in at the opening bell and the initial over pricing of the IPO itself, the mess of that day set a poor tone for the social networking firm’s future as [...]

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Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the second quarter earnings season’s results, but companies are coming out of it with more steam than before. Even though not all reports were positive, the U.S. market has continued through the summer months on a generally positive note. With this in mind, it is no surprise that [...]

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U.S. equities took a step back from the recent euphoric highs for a slow day on the market following less than amazing earnings reports and economic data. Friday’s weaker than expected jobs data took it’s toll on investor stamina and have lead to heightened hopes that the Federal Reserve may reconsider withdrawing stimulus this fall. [...]

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Livestock, Latin America, and Leisure. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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Here is a look at all of the ETFs that have posted new one-year highs and lows over the past trading week. Traders can use this list to find prospective candidates that have deviated too far from their longer-term trends, thereby serving as potential starting points for those looking to take on either short or long [...]

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July was dominated by Q2 earnings reports, with low expectations going into the season. While trading was lackluster and earnings reports were mixed at times, Ben Bernanke has continued charging forward with his plans to work the economy off of QE and back into a self sustaining cycle. Ending the month was the GDP results for [...]

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Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade, from back when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. After years of pushing the limits of GDP growth and infrastructure spending, some emerging countries are finally losing steam. With the added stabilization in the European Union and U.S., investors have been abandoning their emerging holds in favor of [...]

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After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Kenya, Kellogg, and KraneShares. As always, all answers can be found using the suite of free tools at ETFdb.com, including the ETFdb Categories, ETF screener and the ETF Analyzer.

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While overseas demand has increased, the chip industry has yet to fully regain the ground U.S. markets lost during the recent recession. Many of the nation’s chip producers rely on businesses to drive sales, and as technology companies come out of survival mode prospects for producers have improved considerably. Below, we outline two semiconductor ETFs that [...]

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With earnings season in full force, investors have turned their attention towards the generally strong reports coming in from U.S. firms. As they search for signs that the economic is in full effect in the U.S., ETF issuers are offering their own form of proof with a number filing this week to bring funds to [...]

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