Weekly ETF Gainers / Losers

Gainers: XHB +4.15%. TAN +3.64%. EPI +2.92%. VNM +2.57%. GAZ +2.51%.

Losers: VXX -4.09%. GDXJ -3.22%. GDX -2.68%. PHYS -1.85%. GLD -1.82%.

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  • William Rilling
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    I got back to PHYS a few weeks ago just for some insurance. We got in 2007 & it was a major score along with a very heavy position in CEF. Any thoughts out there?
    22 Aug 2014, 05:24 PM Reply Like
  • David at Imperial Beach
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    I like physical gold, but I'm not sold on CEFs, with the exception of bond-only funds. I hope you got (NYSEARCA:PHYS) at a larger than normal discount to NAV because CEFs usually trade at discounts to NAV.


    Now that you're in, plan to hold it until interest rates go up. Once interest rates begin to rise, gold and PHYS should rise also. That's because investors for the most part have abandoned gold for stocks and bonds. When interest rates rise, both stocks and bonds will fall. Stocks because higher interest will hit earnings, and bonds because the prices on low-yielding bonds must fall in order to bring the yield up to par. The resulting slaughter will motivate investors to come back to gold, which is currently priced just above production costs and can't fall any lower without cutting back on supply and increasing demand.
    22 Aug 2014, 07:47 PM Reply Like
  • james.
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    Rising worldwide Geopolitical Tensions will be the primary driver of Gold & Silver prices on this 3rd Leg Up Gold Super Cycle that will carry Gold to new all-time highs in 2015 and beyond. Of course, Gold & Silver Mining Stock Equities will benefit greatly during this time. For example, HL will rise up to $4.23 on Oct 16, 2014 and then accelerate up to $5.50 on October 31, 2014; after a brief technical pullback, HL will rise up to $6.96 on Dec 31, 2014; after backing and filling, HL can be bought at about $6 on April 30 and sold at its next top of $9.30 in the next few months, etc.. In the meantime, Gold price will rise up to $1350 per oz on Oct 16, 2014 and accelerate up to $1570 per oz on Oct 31, 2014; after a brief technical pullback, Gold will rise to about $1700 per oz on Dec 31, 2014, etc.. Look to it!
    The Fed Funds Rate set by the FRB will have very little to do with the price action in Gold and Silver because the FRB won't raise rates until early 2016 when their Inflation Rate Indicator, which omits Food & Fuel price increases, has been somewhat above their 2% Target for a while, a la Chair Yellen's "Optimal Control" Policy. This will allow the headline CPI Inflation Index to rise with impunity above 5% by Jan2015 and above 8% by Jan 2016, thus driving up Gold & Silver prices all the more due to the absence of significant FRB increase in its Fed Funds Rate. Aug 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm PDT.
    29 Aug 2014, 04:52 PM Reply Like
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