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  • Under the Hood: How GLD Works [View article]
    RE: "and that gold is never traded, leased or loaned."

    Straight from the SPDR website. As we stated in the article, we have no way of proving or disproving these claims, simply passing on information given from State Street.
    Nov 20, 2012. 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodity Volatility Weighted Index Debuts [View article]
    It rebalances every March and September, so roughly 180 days
    Nov 1, 2012. 03:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Rise And Demise Of The United States Natural Gas Fund ETF [View article]
    Thanks for the kind words. For a futures product, UNG's fee of 0.60% is actually on the lower side of things, especially in the NG sector where a number of ETFs charge upwards of 0.75%.
    Sep 24, 2012. 09:59 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sell Gold Before Bernanke's Address Today [View article]
    Looks like we were wrong, QE 3 in the form of $40 billion per month in MBS just announced. Gold didn't react too well off the bat, we will have to see what it does for the rest of the day.
    Sep 13, 2012. 12:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Roubini Bets On QE3 [View article]
    You can actually get physical redemption but you need somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 shares of the fund. Unfortunately, many investors do not share you view and feel that the amount of gold that GLD says it holds is far different from what it actually does, which is where most of the controversy comes from.
    Sep 11, 2012. 02:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marc Faber: Why Industrial Commodities Will Continue To Fail [View article]
    ETFs get a bad rap for tracking error and both ETFs and ETNs have problems with contango, so many people prefer to just outright own the contracts themselves. RIO is considered indirect simply for the fact that you are not specifically owning any futures, just a stock that depends on the prices of the commodities it mines.
    Sep 10, 2012. 11:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Marc Faber: Why Industrial Commodities Will Continue To Fail [View article]
    They can be played however you like, it all depends on whether or not you believe Faber. However, options are probably the best way to make a bet against these securities.
    Sep 10, 2012. 11:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold, Silver, Natural Gas Sitting In Deep Contango [View article]
    Perhaps Mr. Silver Blog should learn to spell the author's name correctly when trying to make a rebuttal as well as read the article, especially the part that states that silver is only in contango through December of 2013
    Sep 10, 2012. 09:35 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Protect Yourself From Debased Currencies, Jim Rogers Style [View article]
    Check out MOO, it's an agribusiness ETF. Not direct commodity exposure, but it's about as close as you can get.
    Aug 31, 2012. 05:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Alternative Energy Will Never Achieve Widespread Use In Our Lifetime [View article]
    Starting an argument by quoting Wikipedia versus our quote from the EIA is not very promising...
    Aug 14, 2012. 01:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Little Known Factors Driving The Price Of Silver [View article]
    The article has nothing to do with either buying or purchasing silver. The intent is clearly stated in the title, there is no kind of information that even suggests one should buy. It only tells you what to watch for if you want to make a play in silver, both sides of the story.
    Aug 9, 2012. 03:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Deflation [View article]
    No, deflation is bad because it can decrease your wages or put you out of a job entirely. It hurts companies of all sizes and that impact will invariably hit the employees at some point or another. While it is possible for a select few individuals to actually profit from deflation, the majority (and economy alike) will feel a major pinch.
    Jul 11, 2012. 02:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ultimate Beginner's Guide To Deflation [View article]
    Zenith, that's pretty difficult to say. With all of the money the Fed is printing one would actually expect inflation to kick up sometime soon, but as for the hit in metals, I don't think it would be fair to classify that as coming deflation; a lot of things need to fall into place for that environment to spring up.
    Jul 11, 2012. 09:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Trade Natural Gas Futures [View article]
    That's always a great point to keep in mind. Too often investors skim over that gap, especially with commodity ETFs. But from our point of view, we're just outlining the ETFs that can be used.
    Jul 5, 2012. 01:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Has World's Largest Oil Reserves: So Why Is No One Talking About It? [View article]
    Must have missed this line "Developing oil shale and fracking technologies seems to be necessary before this reserve can be effectively tapped. "

    and this one

    "Obviously, the time line for this reserve will be relatively long and likely slow to develop, but investors/traders still need to keep a watchful eye on developments concerning what happens with the Green River Formation."

    Perhaps one should read more carefully next time?
    Jul 2, 2012. 05:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment