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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…]


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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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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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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Inside The 8x Leveraged ETN

by on July 12, 2011 | Updated December 8, 2014

Innovation has been on display in the ETF industry in recent years, as various issuers have been active on the product development front in their efforts to bring new and exciting products to market. One area that has seen tremendous growth is the leveraged ETF space; investors have embraced the exchange-traded structure as an efficient […]

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After seemingly losing interest in 2010, investors have resumed pouring money into commodity ETFs in 2011; both broad-based basket funds and resource specific products have grown as these products have come back into style. Precious metals have without a doubt been the hottest corner of the commodity ETF market, as investors have embraced the exchange-traded […]

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Gold ETFs: Boom Or Bust?

by on October 15, 2010

With the end of 2010 rapidly approaching, much of the uncertainty that investors had expected to lift this year remains firmly in place. Equity markets have staged an impressive rally in recent months, but significant hurdles remain in the form of persistently-high unemployment, regulatory uncertainty, and fiscal instability throughout much of the developed world [see […]

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It’s no secret that ETFs are rapidly attracting investor dollars away from traditional mutual funds and other investment vehicles. Coupled with the rise of the ETF industry as a whole, an extended period of extreme financial turmoil has made gold ETFs one of the most popular investments in today’s environment. To meet the demand, a number […]

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