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TheStreet Ratings

10 Best Precious Metals & Gold ETFs for 2015

Top-Rated ETFs

Top Precious Metals ETFs as of 6/30/15

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
DB Gold Double Short ETNDZZCC
DB Gold Short ETNDGZCC
IQ Hedge Market Neutral TrackerQMNC-B-
ETFS Physical Palladium SharesPALLC-C+
DB Base Metals Double Short ETNBOMD+D+
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold HedgedSPGHDC-
DB Base Metals Short ETNBOSDD+
ETFS Physical Platinum SharesPPLTDC+
ETFS Physical WM Basket SharesWITED-C
iShares Gold TrustIAUD-C

Source: TSC Ratings

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TheStreet Ratings' model ranks the risk-adjusted returns on all ETFs on a monthly basis.

The 10 precious metals and gold ETFs (listed above) are ranked highest by TheStreet Ratings' methodology.

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Gold ETFs

There's more pain ahead for energy, gold and basic metals, as commodity prices head toward their worst monthly drop since 2011.
7/31/15 1:09PM
Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
7/30/15 4:30PM
Gold is not a hedge, says Jim Grant. It's much more dynamic; providing a trifecta of price, value and sentiment, and investors should have exposure to it.
7/23/15 2:52PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Randgold Resources, Ltd. is the #22 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
7/22/15 11:57AM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Goldcorp Inc is the #18 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.
7/21/15 12:03PM
Cramer's first rule: Diversification is the only way to invest.
7/17/15 7:00PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold is the #20 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.
7/16/15 1:16PM
Adam Button of Forexlive says that it might be a good time for investors to look for other investments. The price of SPDR Gold Shares sank to a five-year low.
7/15/15 5:35PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Royal Gold, Inc. is the #13 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
7/14/15 11:53AM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG. O) is the #3 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
7/13/15 11:51AM

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