‘ Gold and Precious Metals ’

VanEck Merk Gold ETF reduces fees for gold delivery

Sep 21st, 2017 | By
VanEck Merk Gold Trust reduces fees for gold delivery

The VanEck Merk Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: OUNZ) has reduced the fees investors pay to take delivery of their gold. The fund gives investors access to buy and hold gold through an ETF with the option to take delivery of the gold in exchange for the fund’s shares. Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments, the sponsor of OUNZ, commented: “We are reaffirming our commitment to provide investors with easy and cost-effective access to their gold,”



Gold ETFs set to benefit as ‘fear trade’ intensifies

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs set to benefit as 'fear trade' intensifies, reports World Gold Council

Gold ETFs look set to continue their recent bull run as, according to a report issued by the World Gold Council, the spot price of the precious metal is likely to be supported in the near term as growing uncertainty moves investors into safe-haven assets such as gold.



S&P DJI: Chinese growth concerns weigh heavy on metals

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI: Chinese growth concerns weigh heavy on metals

By Jodie Gunzberg, head of commodities indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Industrial metals hit multi-year highs last month with the S&P GSCI Industrial Metals Index up off its bottom by nearly 60%. This was mainly due to strong Chinese demand growth and a falling US dollar. While the dollar has continued its fall in September, there is some concern over slowing growth in China.



WisdomTree: Gold may climb to $1,400/oz in near term

Sep 7th, 2017 | By
Precious metals ETFs lose their lustre

Gold ETPs could be set to benefit from a spike in the gold price, according to new market commentary from WisdomTree. Nazim Hamid, ETF strategist at WisdomTree thinks the spot gold price could climb as high as $1,400 in the near term, due to political uncertainty and increased interest from hedge funds.



Heating oil and gasoline ETPs hit two-year highs in Hurricane Harvey’s wake

Sep 5th, 2017 | By
Hurricane Harvey ETFs ETF Securities

Harvey, the first category three hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2005, has sent the prices of ETPs tracking heating oil and gasoline to their highest levels since summer 2015 after the storm damaged a third of US oil refineries when it swept through the Gulf Coast at the end of August.



North Korea tensions ripple through ETF markets

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
North Korea US Trump ETFs

Escalating tensions relating to North Korea’s increasingly prominent nuclear ambitions have caused ETFs tracking risk assets in the Asia Pacific region to fall on Monday 4 September. The market slump followed an earthquake in North Korea on the previous day, later confirmed as being triggered by a successful nuclear weapons test.



GraniteShares rolls out lowest-cost gold ETC

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
GraniteShares rolls out lowest-cost gold ETC

US-based ETF provider GraniteShares has launched the GraniteShares Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: BAR), a physically backed exchange-traded commodity which boasts the lowest expense ratio of all gold ETPs in the marketplace.



ETF Securities: Agriculture ETPs standout during summer doldrums

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities: Agriculture ETPs standout during summer doldrums

London-based ETF Securities has reported that flows into its commodity ETPs were subdued over the week ending 25 August 2017 with James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy, noting the summer doldrums have taken a toll on the volume of flows. The exception has been ETPs tracking agricultural products which collectively recorded $17m in net inflows.



Short USD ETF flows jump as hopes of Trump bump slump

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
Short USD ETF flows jump as hopes of Trump bump policies slump, reports ETF Securities

ETF Securities has reported a rise in flows into its short US dollar ETFs in its latest weekly flows analysis for the week starting 14 August 2017. Morgane Delledonne, fixed income strategist at ETF Securites, identified the unclear commitments of Trump’s administration around pro-growth policies as the driver behind the flows.



Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has reported that its gold ETPs attracted $63.2 million of net new assets in the week ending Friday 11 August 2017. The strong asset gathering, reportedly in response to demand for portfolio protection amid rising geopolitical tensions, marked the third consecutive week of positive net inflows for the yellow metal.