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How Gold ETFs Are Taxed

by on June 25, 2014 | Updated July 2, 2014

When it comes to commodity investing, taxes can be something of a burden for investors. Trying to figure out which tax form you will need to complete and the specific tax rates can be a pain come April of every year. ETFs have helped to simplify a number of those issues, but there still is some misunderstanding when it comes the most popular commodity products — gold ETFs [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free ETF Daily Roundup]. [click to continue…]

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Over the last few years, gold has become one of the most polarizing assets in the investing world. After surging to new highs in mid 2011, the precious metal had investors and analysts alike clamoring for more gains. The commodity suffered a correction in 2013, finally ending a 12-year bull-run while invoking the interest of many who hope to time the bottom. For those looking to invest in gold, we outline 25 ETFs that take varying approaches to the metal and help you add gold exposure to your portfolio [for more gold ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. [click to continue…]

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Commodity ETFs give investors the chance to play the natural resources market like they were never able to before, as now even part-time investors are able to get a piece of these quickly evolving markets. For some this access was not diverse enough, resulting in the demand for leveraged products, where the fund will work […]

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This year has proven to be somewhat of a difficult year for gold, as this precious metal has struggled to maintain its footing amidst global economic uncertainty. It seems as though eurozone turmoil and a disappointingly slow road to recovery for the United States has become commonplace in today’s market. Nearly everyday, investors are bombarded with headlines from […]

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Bullish On India? Buy Gold ETFs

by on July 10, 2012 | Updated July 27, 2012

Eurozone debt drama continues to hog the headlines as the seemingly never-ending struggle to ensure financial stability in the currency bloc takes its toll on investors’ confidence. Lackluster economic data releases on the homefront haven’t done much to restore confidence in the global recovery, prompting investors to search far and wide for uncorrelated sources of returns. Previously […]

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Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent only a small portion of total ETP assets. Exchange-traded notes are debt instruments linked to the performance of an index, and as a result there won’t be any tracking error with these products. Although these investment vehicles […]

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Despite some rather significant bumps along the road in 2011, many asset classes are now well into positive territory on a one year trailing basis as January draws to a close, riding high thanks to a strong finish to last year and start to 2012. Included on that list are a number of leveraged ETFs that […]

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After months of steady appreciation, gold has been on a bit of a wild ride over the last week or so. The precious metal has climbed to new heights repeatedly in 2011, thriving off of rising anxiety surrounding global equity markets, flights to safety after unprecedented downgrades, and even some weakness in the U.S. dollar. […]

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Although there are now nearly 1,100 exchange-traded products available to U.S. investors, the universe of ETFs utilized by most long-term buy-and-holders is considerably smaller. Beyond the “plain vanilla” portfolio building block ETFs, recent years have seen the introduction of hundreds of more targeted and complex ETPs that offer exposure to exotic asset classes and regions […]

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United States Commodity Funds, the company behind several of the largest futures-based exchange-traded commodity products, added a new fund to its lineup this week. The United States Brent Oil Fund (BNO) began trading on Wednesday, becoming the eighth product offered by USCF. The objective of BNO is for the daily changes in percentage terms of […]

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The Definitive Guide to Invest in Gold ETFs: Gold Bullion ETFs 101

by on October 29, 2009 | Updated September 19, 2013

The label “gold bug” may suggest a kooky old man who spends a lot of time in his basement reading conspiracy theory newsletters. The truth, however, is that there are many legitimate reasons to trade in gold and its derivatives. Gold has been proven time and time again to be an excellent “safe haven” investment, […]

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Direxion, the ETF sponsor responsible for many of the most heavily-traded ETFs on the market, is reportedly making some changes to its line of mutual funds that may ultimately impact the leveraged ETF industry.

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