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10 Best Precious Metals & Gold ETFs for 2014

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Top Precious Metals ETFs as of 7/31/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
iShares MSCI Gl Met&MPPICKB-C
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold HedgedSPGHC-C+
IQ Hedge Market Neutral TrackerQMNC-B+
ETFS Physical Palladium SharesPALLD+C+
iShares MSCI Global Gold MinersRINGDC-
iPath Pure Beta S&P GW ETNSBVDC+
PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETNBOSDC-
PowerShares DB Gold Short ETNDGZDC+
RBS Rogers Enhanced Prec Metals ETNRGRPDC
ETFS Physical Platinum SharesPPLTD-C+

Source: TSC Ratings

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Gold and silver equities show decent gains. Another withdrawal from GLD---and no change in SLV. Another respectable sales report from the U.S. Mint. No gold activity worth mentioning in the Comex-approved depositories on Monday, but big in/out movement in silver once again.
8/27/14 2:12AM
In trading on Tuesday, shares of John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund crossed above their 200 day moving average of $22.89, changing hands as high as $22.91 per share. John Hancock Financial Opportunities Fund shares are currently trading up about 0.5% on the day.
8/26/14 4:05PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Silver Wheaton Corp is the #9 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel. The Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index is comprised of the top fifty global leaders from the metals and mining sector.
8/26/14 11:50AM
TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the metals & mining industry lower today.
8/25/14 1:04PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that B2Gold Corp is the #4 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel. The Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index is comprised of the top fifty global leaders from the metals and mining sector.
8/25/14 11:55AM
The fact is that gold and gold stocks are still clearly in a bear market. Just look at the 200 day moving averages.
8/25/14 10:04AM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Barrick Gold Corp. is the #46 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
8/22/14 12:47PM
Comex gold is up 6.1%, while four of six gold mining stocks are outperforming, led by Anglogold, Goldcorp, Newmont Mining and Royal Gold.
8/22/14 11:37AM
Low inflation and slack in the labor market has kept policymakers dovish, leading to strength in U.S. equities and in high-beta sectors.
8/21/14 11:14AM
Precious metal equities finish unchanged. Another deposit in GLD and, surprisingly, in SLV as well. A decent sales report from the U.S. Mint. No in/out movement in gold at the Comex-approved depositories on Tuesday---but a another big chunk of silver was deposited.
8/21/14 2:31AM

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