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As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. While few could have predicted just how far 2013′s bull-run would take us, we placed our ideas in various corners of the market to give investors of all shapes and sizes something that could fit their objectives. There has certainly been a lot of activity this year, as the S&P 500 notched its best annual performance in a decade, helping a lot of investments climb during the 12-month stretch. [click to continue…]

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Wall Street cheered as the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to its highest close ever, rallying 0.89% to 14253.77, 126 points higher than the old record set in 2007. Many cite the market’s four-year climb off its 2009 lows, as well as today’s record closing, to the Federal Reserve’s aggressive and unprecedented monetary stimulus measures, which have helped push equities higher by driving down yields in safe-haven assets. Also bolstering today’s rally in equities was a better-than-expected reading on non-manufacturing activity from the Institute for Supply Management, which reported that the services sector expanded last month; the index climbed 56% in February from 55.2% the month before [see Free Member Report: How To Pick The Right ETF Every Time]. [click to continue…]

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This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity markets persevered through tumultuous, and seemingly never-ending, eurozone debt drama, while the economic recovery at home remains slow and steady at best.  Heading into 2013, clouds of uncertainty continue to threaten investors’ confidence as the outcome of the much feared “fiscal cliff” has […]

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VelocityShares, the issuer behind several popular ETNs linked to volatility-based indexes, made a big expansion to its product lineup this week with the launch of eight notes offering leveraged exposure to various precious metals. The new additions include both long and inverse offerings covering gold (3x), silver (3x), platinum (2x), and palladium (2x). Each of […]

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One of the biggest stories in the ETF world over the past few trading sessions has been the Gold SPDR (GLD) taking the top spot among most widely-held ETFs, finally surpassing SPY for the AUM crown. Yet, just as soon as this happened and gold hit $1,900/oz., investors saw a brutal sell-off in the precious […]

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ETF Securities, the giant of the European ETF market that has amassed more than $4 billion in a suite of seven U.S.-listed products, is taking steps towards an initial public offering according to the Wall Street Journal. The ETF issuer has reportedly retained Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch to discuss its strategic options, […]

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ETF Securities, the Europe-based ETF issuer responsible for a series of ultra-popular physically-backed precious metal ETFs, recently made an SEC filing detailing plans for a series of physically-backed exchange-traded products targeting the industrial metal space. In total, the filing calls for seven funds with one targeting each of aluminum, copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc, […]

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It doesn’t seem like that long ago that exchange-traded commodity products were the darlings of the ETF world. Praised for democratizing an entire asset class (and one capable of delivering non-correlated returns to investors at that), commodity ETFs saw billions of dollars of cash inflows in 2009. Investors rushed to get their hands on everything […]

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ETF Securities Launches Asian Gold Shares Fund (AGOL)

by on January 14, 2011 | Updated April 26, 2013

ETF Securities, the European-based ETF issuer famous for its lineup of physically-backed precious metal ETFs, announced further expansion of its product offering with the launch of an ETF that holds physical gold bullion in Singapore, the ETFS Physical Asian Gold Shares Trust. The new fund will trade under the symbol AGOL and will charge investors […]

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As we put the finishing touches on 2010, the year has shaped up to be one of the most eventful in recent memory for global markets as a number of important events impacted the world economy. Among the events that dominated financial headlines this year were an (ongoing) sovereign debt crisis, the flash crash, a […]

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As traders head back to work after a week shortened by the Thanksgiving holiday, there is no shortage of activity and anxiety in global equity markets. The critical holiday shopping season is well underway, and an escalating debt crisis in Europe and potentially explosive confrontation in Korea have forced investors to cast a wary eye […]

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With the U.S. dollar plummeting, resource-hungry emerging markets racing ahead, and concerns over inflation beginning to pop up, hard assets have been red hot. And ETF issuers are seemingly taking notice, coming up with creative ways to offer investors exposure to natural resources. Just days after JPMorgan filed papers with the SEC detailing plans for […]

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