Notable ETF Inflow Detected in Gold ETF (GLD)

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February 1, 2019 1:41pm NYSE:GLD

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From ETF Channel Staff: Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand. Each week we monitor the week-over-week change in shares outstanding data, to keep a lookout for those ETFs experiencing notable inflows (many new units created) or outflows (many old units destroyed). Creation of new units will mean the underlying holdings of the ETF need to be purchased, while destruction of units involves selling underlying holdings, so large flows can also impact the individual components held within ETFs.

Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the SPDR Gold Shares¬†(GLD)¬†where we have detected an approximate $598.8 million dollar inflow — that’s a 1.7% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 275,400,000 to 280,200,000).

Looking at the chart above, GLD’s low point in its 52 week range is $111.06 per share, with $129.47 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $124.54.

The SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) was trading at $124.51 per share on Friday afternoon, down $0.24 (-0.19%). Year-to-date, GLD has gained 0.70%, versus a 1.71% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

GLD currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of B (Buy), and is ranked #1 of 35 ETFs in the Precious Metals ETFs category.

This article is brought to you courtesy of ETF Channel.

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