Why Growth of ETFs Is Bad News For Gold Miners (GDX, GLD, GFI, ABX, AU)

gold miner pickJeff Uscher: After more than a decade of merger mania, gold miners are now looking to spin off some of their acquisitions.
NYSE:GDX March 27, 2013 11:27am

New Mini Options Launch To Bet On 5 High-Priced Stocks

investingJeff Uscher: New mini options unveiled this week enable investors to bet on high-priced stocks for much less than the cost of a standard stock option.
NYSE:GLD March 25, 2013 1:06pm

The Changing Risk Profile Of High-Yield ETFs (HYG, JNK)

yieldJeff Uscher: The U.S. Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) and zero-interest-rate policies have had investors scrambling for yield for the past several years.

NYSE:HYG March 15, 2013 12:44pm

Don’t Ignore This Bullish Trend In Gold Prices: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

gold standardJeff Uscher: Gold prices have been languishing in recent weeks as investors have been drawn into riskier assets such as equities.
NYSE:GLD March 12, 2013 1:05pm

Will The Fed’s Bloated Balance Sheet Stoke Inflation? Bank of America Corp (BAC)

federalreserveJeff Uscher: The market has been looking ahead to the inevitable end of the U.S. Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) program with considerable apprehension.

Why Gold Is Still A Great Long-Term Investment: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)

india-gold-etfJeff Uscher: There are a lot of moving parts to the gold story so let's start with the biggest takeaway: Gold prices are facing only a temporary setback.
NYSE:GLD March 10, 2013 10:55am

Why Can’t Junior Miners Raise Cash? Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, Newmont Mining Corp, Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation

handJeff Uscher: Junior miners, small mining companies still in the exploration or early production stages of mine development, are having an increasingly hard time raising sufficient funds to get their mines into production.
NYSE:GDX March 7, 2013 2:22pm

Bigger Dividends From Bank Stocks Ahead? Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo & Co, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

bankJeff Uscher: The U.S. Federal Reserve will announce results of its annual bank stress tests Thursday - which means higher dividend payouts could be on the way from a handful of U.S. banks.

What The Dow Jones Industrial Average’s New High Says About The Economy?

economyJeff Uscher: Equity market cheerleaders got very excited about the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) hitting a new record high yesterday (Tuesday).
NYSE:DIA March 6, 2013 2:02pm

Whatever Happens To QE, ZIRP Remains: ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF

interest-ratesJeff Uscher: Equity markets around the world yesterday expressed their distaste for the possible end of the Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) policy.
NYSE:TBF February 22, 2013 2:59pm

Is A Bubble Brewing In Farmland? PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund, Market Vectors Agribusiness

farmlandJeff Uscher: It's little wonder that yield-starved pension funds and other investors are investing in farmland.
NYSE:DBA February 19, 2013 6:56pm

Platinum ETFs and Stocks Set To Soar? (PPLT, PALL, SWC, IMPUY)

platinum-etfJeff Uscher: Platinum prices, which have been below gold prices since mid-2011, are once again higher than the yellow metal, and the spread's widening.
NYSE:PALL February 18, 2013 3:00pm

Can Japan End Its Deflationary Spiral? (EWJ, TM, CAJ, HMC, SNE)

japanJeff Uscher: Anyone invested in Japanese stocks took notice when the country's minister of state for economic and fiscal policy, Akira Amari, said at a Yokohama meeting that he hopes the government takes steps to push shares of the Nikkei 225 up about 17% to 13,000.
NYSE:EWJ February 15, 2013 12:02pm

Why Is Russia Buying More Gold Than Anyone Else?

russiaJeff Uscher: Now we know what Russia has been doing all these years with all its oil mega-profits: investing in gold.
NYSE:AGQ February 14, 2013 5:28pm

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