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ETF Securities, the European ETF giant that has now accumulated more than $2 billion in U.S. ETF assets, announced the latest addition to its product line on Friday. The ETFS Physical Precious Metal Basket Shares (GLTR) will be the first U.S.-based, physically backed precious metal basket ETP. GLTR (pronounced “glitter”) will hold gold, silver, platinum and palladium in fixed weights: 0.03 ounces of gold, 1.1 ounces of silver, 0.004 ounces of platinum, and 0.006 ounces of palladium. At current market prices, that means that the exposure will be tilted most heavily towards gold and silver,with smaller allocations to the other two precious metals [see Guide To Platinum ETFs]. [click to continue…]

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