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

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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
A study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages shows that Newmont Mining Corp. is the #48 broker analyst pick, on average, out of the 50 stocks making up the Metals Channel Global Mining Titans Index, according to Metals Channel.
7/23/14 12:06PM
Precious metal stocks close lower again. A surprise deposit in SLV---and another big withdrawal from SLV. A sales report of sorts from the U.S. Mint. No in/out gold action at the Comex-approved depositories on Monday, but huge in/out movement in silver once again.
7/23/14 5:05AM
TheStreet highlights 3 stocks pushing the metals & mining industry lower today.
7/21/14 1:03PM
Precious metal equities post modest gains. A withdrawal from GLD---and no change in SLV. No sales report from the U.S. Mint. A small amount of in/out movement in gold at the Comex-approved depositories on Tuesday, but a big day in silver once again.
7/17/14 2:12AM
You do not need to be a gold bug to appreciate the probability the gold mining segment may be ready for a sharp upturn.
7/15/14 2:48PM
Gold tumbles as analysts appear less optimistic about the yellow metal in the second half of 2014.
7/14/14 3:15PM

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