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PowerShares DB Gold Short ETN (DGZ)

  • Apr. 30, 2013, 11:01 AM
    Australia's Perth Mint - which refines nearly all of that nation's gold bullion - has its factory working weekends to keep up with demand. "We haven't seen levels like this since (2008)," says sales chief Ron Currie. "We're being inundated with people buying products," he continues, noting U.S. orders are particularly heavy. GLD -0.25%.
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 3:33 PM
    Outflows from gold ETPs have hit a record 159 metric tons so far this month, bringing YTD outflows to 319mt or 12% of holdings at the year's start. As comparison, gold inflows for all of 2012 were 279mt. The largest of gold ETFs, State Street's (STT) SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) has seen outflows of 11% this month to 1,083mt.
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 11:52 AM
    Gold's next big move is down, say some technicians, with the current bounce from the mighty selloff 2 weeks ago a low-volume affair that - if anything - reinforces the negative bias, according to Merrill's MacNeil Curry. "There a tremendous amount of overhead supply from the mid-to-low $1,500s," says Larry Berman, expecting a tight range for now, but eventually a price below $1,300. GLD +1.1%.
  • Apr. 29, 2013, 7:31 AM
    Precious metals continue their comeback tour, with the dollar (UUP) being lower across the board as good an excuse as any for buying this morning. GLD +1.1%, SLV +1.5% premarket. The greenback is particularly weak vs. the aussie (FXA), +0.6%.
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  • Apr. 25, 2013, 10:44 AM
    Gold's reaction to Tuesday's fake AP tweet illustrates a "new reality" for the metal says Deutsche's Jens Johansen, who notes the price reacted last (vs. stocks and currencies) and barely budged. His team feels this lends support to their bearish thesis for gold and an expectation it's headed to $1,300 before stabilizing. GLD +1.7%.
  • Apr. 25, 2013, 7:46 AM
    Central banks look to have top-ticked gold (GLD), buying their largest amount of the metal since 1964 in 2012, according to the World Gold Council. Many of the buyers are the same ones who sold during the nineties at less than $400/oz. Are they continued buyers on the dip this year?
  • Apr. 25, 2013, 7:03 AM
    The bounce in precious metals continues, gold (GLD) +1.6% and silver (SLV) +2.1% as buyers of the physical apparently used the rout to load up and - if anything - global central banks are leaning towards even easier monetary policy. A survey shows low bond yields are no longer doing it for central bankers and they're now looking at loading their balance sheets with equities.
  • Apr. 23, 2013, 7:57 AM
    Goldman closes its gold short, the metal's move back above $1,400 triggering a stop. Still bearish though: "Our bias is to expect further declines in gold prices on the combination of continued ETF outflows ... as well as our economists' forecasts for a re-acceleration in U.S. growth later this year." GLD -0.3% premarket.
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 9:13 AM
    A massive wave of Asian buying of precious metals is emptying dealer shelves across the region. "I haven't seen this (kind of) gold rush for over 20 years," says the head of the HK Gold & Silver Exchange, adding that old-timers haven't seen anything like this for 50 years. GLD +2%, SLV +1.4%.
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 8:27 AM
    Precious metals claw back another chunk of recent panicky losses, gold +2.5% to $1,430/oz., and silver +2.2% to $23.47. GLD +2.4%, SLV +1.9% premarket.
  • Apr. 22, 2013, 7:28 AM
    JPMorgan suggests big changes in CFTC futures positions were behind the sell-off in gold. There are three [available] high frequency flow indicators (CFTC futures positions, gold ETFs, and gold coin sales in the U.S) the bank says. "There has not [historically] been a strong correlation between ETF flows and gold prices," while "sales of American Eagle gold coins … have actually risen sharply over the past two weeks." That leaves CFTC managed money futures positions, data for which was only available through April 9 at the time JPM opined on the issue.
  • Apr. 18, 2013, 6:35 PM
    As analysts debate where gold prices are headed, what's the metal worth as an investment? A Credit Suisse study says 1% a year since 1900 - a bit higher than Treasury bills, lower than Treasury bonds; stocks have averaged 5.4% during the period. To make matters worse, gold’s volatility is 2.5x that of bills, two percentage points higher than bonds and about two-thirds of stocks.
  • Apr. 18, 2013, 7:16 AM
    Gold retakes $1,400/oz. after falling as low as $1,337 overnight. Coincident with any big macro move are rumors George Soros is on the right side of it to the tune of hundreds of millions in profits. "Gold was destroyed as a safe haven, proved to be unsafe." GLD +1.5%, SLV +0.9% premarket.
  • Apr. 17, 2013, 8:56 AM
    Following a nearly 3-week period in which DB halted creations for 26 ETNs on which it's the indexer, the bank finally resumed creations on the notes yesterday. The affected notes follow: BDD, BDG, BOM, BOS, BUNL, BUNT, DEFL, DGP, DGZ, DOD, DTO, DZZ, INFL, ITLT, ITLY, JGBD, JGBL, JGBS, JGBT, LBND, OLO, SBND, SZO, UDNT, UUPT, WMW.
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  • Apr. 17, 2013, 7:31 AM
    Gold slides again with yesterday's bounce now near-erased, off 1% at $1,373/oz. Silver tumbles 2.2% to $23.12. GLD is actually a bit higher premarket thanks to gold being above the level it stood at the 4 PM close of stock trading. SLV -1.2% premarket.
  • Apr. 16, 2013, 6:45 PM
    Gold at $800 maybe doesn't sound so funny anymore after plunging $200 in two days. Mark Hulbert points to a study from Claude Erb and Campbell Harvey, who looked at gold’s long-term correlation with inflation and declared gold should be trading at ~$800/oz. The study was dismissed when it was released last year, but now it's getting a fresh look.
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The PowerShares DB Gold ETNs provide investors with a cost-effective and convenient way to take a short or leveraged view on the performance of gold. All of the PowerShares DB Gold ETNs are based on a total return version of the Deutsche Bank Liquid Commodity Index-Optimum Yield Gold™.
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