Head-To-Head: Gold vs. Miners
Gold is one of the oldest corners of the investment community; this yellow metal standing as a powerful hedge for when markets turn sour. As one of the most popular commodities, ETF issuers were quick to cover every aspect of the lucrative market, with ETFs focusing on the physical, future, production and exploration of this one metal [see ETF Cheat Sheet: Precious Metals]. Through the rise of ETFs has come the popularity of not just holding physical gold, but instead tracking the futures for the yellow metal and funds that buy shares of mining corporations that make their income through gold exploration and refining. Different Ways to Invest The chart below highlights three gold exploration and production ETFs, comparing their performances across various time frames to a popular gold futures fund [see Where Does My Mining ETF Dig?]: SPDR Gold Trust Market Vectors TR Gold Miners Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Ultimate Guide To Van Eck Market Vectors TR Gold Miners (GDX) Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Which Gold Miner ETF Has The Highest Correlation To Gold? Soros Dumps Gold ETF Assets Playing Precious Metals Through Equity ETFs
Gold is one of the oldest corners of the investment community; this yellow metal standing as a powerful hedge for when markets turn sour. As one of the most popular commodities, ETF issuers were quick to cover every aspect of the lucrative market, with ETFs focusing on the physical, future, production and exploration of this one metal [see ETF Cheat Sheet: Precious Metals]. Through the rise of ETFs has come the popularity of not just holding physical gold, but instead tracking the futures for the yellow metal and funds that buy shares of mining corporations that make their income through gold exploration and refining. Different Ways to Invest The chart below highlights three gold exploration and production ETFs, comparing their performances across various time frames to a popular gold futures fund [see Where Does My Mining ETF Dig?]: SPDR Gold Trust Market Vectors TR Gold Miners Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF  [...]

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