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10 Best Precious Metals & Gold ETFs for 2014

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Top Precious Metals ETFs as of 6/30/14

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
iShares MSCI Gl Met&MPPICKBC+
PowerShares DB Base Metals Long ETNBDGB-C
iShares MSCI Global Silver MinersSLVPC+C-
UBS E-TRACS S&P 500 Gold HedgedSPGHC+C
IQ Hedge Market Neutral TrackerQMNCB+
iShares MSCI Global Gold MinersRINGC-D
RBS Rogers Enhanced Prec Metals ETNRGRPC-C+
ETFS Physical Palladium SharesPALLC-C+
PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETNBOSDC-
PowerShares DB Gold Short ETNDGZDB-

Source: TSC Ratings

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Friday's non-farm payroll report could keep dragging down gold and silver prices.
7/31/14 3:48PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that AngloGold Ashanti Ltd is the #36 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.
7/31/14 12:07PM
The monetary base just crossed the $4 trillion mark for the first time ever. Price inflation is heating up and becoming more obvious.
7/30/14 2:42PM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd is the #28 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.
7/30/14 12:08PM
Gold shares down a bit, silver equities up a bit. No reported changes in either GLD or SLV. A small sales report from the U.S. Mint. No in/out gold movement at the Comex-approved depositories on Monday, but a decent amount of silver was reported received.
7/30/14 1:42AM
Looking back on looking ahead, we see, overall, decent calls on the markets, bad on interest rates and sports.
7/28/14 4:57PM
What could keep dragging down the price of gold?
7/25/14 12:46PM
Gold and gold miners have experienced selling pressure recently but the U.S. dollar and equities have outperformed expectations.
7/25/14 11:33AM
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Gold Fields Ltd. is the #49 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
7/24/14 12:07PM
Another down day for the precious metal equities. A smallish deposit in GLD---and no change in SLV. There was no sales report from the U.S. Mint. A decent amount of gold was shipped into the Comex-approved warehouses on Tuesday---and another big in/out day for silver.
7/24/14 5:07AM

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