January 03, 2013 at 09:00 AM EST
Battle Metals vs. Miners: Gold Edition 2012
Gold investors were in for a wild ride this year, as several major economic events thrust the precious metal into some rather volatile swings. Between the announcement of QE3, the President’s reelection, and the fiscal cliff talks, gold’s performance was all over the board, though the metal managed to post solid but relatively lower gains on the year. As a result, two popular exchange-traded funds saw a lot of activity in 2012: State Street’s SPDR Gold Trust ( GLD ) and Van Eck’s Market Vectors TR Gold Miners ETF ( GDX ). A close look at the performances on a year-to-date basis shows just how vastly different these two approaches to the gold market can be [for more gold ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter ]: See the full story here → Related Posts: Investing In Gold: The Definitive Guide Gold Stocks To Play QE3 10 Gold Miners That Pay a Dividend 50 Ways To Invest In Gold The Ultimate Guide To Gold Investing
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