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10 Best Precious Metals & Gold ETFs for 2014

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Top Precious Metals ETFs as of 8/31/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
PowerShares DB Gold Double Sht ETNDZZCC+
PowerShares DB Gold Short ETNDGZC-B-
ETFS Physical Palladium SharesPALLD+C+
IQ Hedge Market Neutral TrackerQMND+B
iShares MSCI Gl Met&MPPICKDC
PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETNBOSD-C+
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold HedgedSPGHD-C
ETFS Physical Platinum SharesPPLTD-C
First Trust ISE Global Copper IdxCUE+C
Global X Copper Miners ETFCOPXE+C

Source: TSC Ratings

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

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A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Randgold Resources, Ltd. is the #21 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
9/17/14 12:11PM
Gold stocks up a bit again---and silver stocks down a bit again. A withdrawal from GLD---and no change in SLV. A very decent sales report from the U.S. Mint. More decent in/out movement in both gold and silver at the Comex-approved depositories on Monday.
9/17/14 1:50AM
Gold stocks up a hair---and silver stocks down a hair. No changes in either GLD or SLV. Another sales report from the U.S. Mint. A big gold deposit in the HSBC USA Comex-approved depository on Friday---and more movement in silver, as a full truck load was received at Brink's, Inc.
9/16/14 2:14AM
Gold is continuing its meltdown with no sign of a bounce. Will it stay this way? And what should investors do?
9/15/14 4:33PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold is the #15 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.
9/11/14 12:16PM
Another down day for the precious metal equities. A big surprise in GLD, as more than 3 tonnes of gold was deposited. No change in SLV. A tiny sales report from the U.S. Mint. Big in/out movement in gold at the Comex-approved depositories on Tuesday---and monstrous in/out movement in silver.
9/11/14 2:09AM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Centerra Gold Inc (TSX: CG. O) is the #1 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
9/10/14 11:50AM
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.
9/9/14 4:51PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Royal Gold, Inc. is the #11 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
9/8/14 11:49AM
In trading on Monday, shares of the PowerShares Global Gold and Precious Metals Portfolio ETF entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $20.67 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100.
9/8/14 11:37AM

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