ETFS

The middle of the winter season The futures market is oversold Sellers lurking above in natural gas It has been nothing short of a winter of discontent for the bulls in the natural gas futures market. As the withdrawal season approached in early November, the uncertainty of the average temperatures during the winter season caused
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Oil drops as the US-Iran hostilities de-escalate The Brent premium rises while the price falls A location, quality, and political risk spread Volatility in the crude oil futures arena increased significantly over the first days of 2020. The attack that killed the leader of Iran’s revolutionary guard increased the political temperature in the Middle East.
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This is a big deal. After all, one of the US Federal Reserve’s two major goals is to maintain the inflation rate near 2%.  Because, you know, high inflation is bad. If the inflation rate went up to 4, 5, or 6%, suddenly a lot of people would find themselves in the poor house.  Basically inflation
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GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (GWPH) stocks rallied this week after the company released preliminary Q4 results that exceeded forecasts. The driving force behind the GWPH’s performance came from better-than-expected sales of the company’s flagship product Epidiolex, the cannabidiol (CBD)-based drug used to treat epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes.  Thus far, Epidiolex is the only CBD-based pharmaceutical
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It’s been a tough week for investors in the metals market, with the prevailing sentiment flipping from excitement to check the morning prices following Middle East tensions to disgust almost overnight. While silver (SLV) prices briefly challenged stiff resistance at the $18.45/oz level during overnight trading, this move has been completely erased since, with prices
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And they sure do.  Here’s a very simple 3-month chart of SLV, the unleveraged US silver ETF that trades on US markets. (credit Fidelity.com) If we look at the relationship between the US Dollar index UUP (blue line) and SLV (the candlesticks), we can see that most of the time they trade in “good inverse relation” to each
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Yesterday Aphria (APHA) announced weaker-than-expected fiscal Q2 results that caused the stock to dip, but didn’t exactly send shockwaves across the cannabis sector. By now, many investors have become hardened to the reality that publicly-traded cannabis companies may continue to fall short of their revenue targets for the unforeseen future.    The Canadian pot company reported
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It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks for investors in the gold miners (GDX), with the index barely making any progress despite gold rocketing higher on Middle East tensions. While this significant underperformance to start 2020 has likely discouraged investors, the key is that investors don’t miss the forest for the trees. The Gold Miners
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Estimize expected a 93 bcf withdrawal Natural gas continues to struggle Time is running short Energy markets were wild this week. The price of nearby NYMEX crude oil futures traded in a range from $59.15 to $65.65 per barrel since January 3. The tensions in the Middle East translated to a wide range in the
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Now that 2019 is behind us we’re beginning to see a breakout among the pack of publicly traded cannabis companies, and Hexo (HEXO) stock seems like it could go any direction. One of the main concerns some investors have is that HEXO is not as insulated from the woes of the Canadian recreational market as
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It’s been an exciting past few days for investors in the metals complex, with both gold (GLD) and silver (SLV) soaring higher following increases tensions in the Middle East. Gold jumped more than 3% the past few days following the news, and silver jumped more than 4%. While this has been an excellent opportunity for traders to trim some
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Shutterstock Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself. 
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Typically investors reduce gold holdings toward the end of the year, presumably to participate in the well-known Christmas Rally effect.  Suki Cooper discussed this in a Bloomberg interview yesterday, it’s well worth 90 seconds to watch.  2019 was no different; investors backed off on gold in December, but gold didn’t drop very much. What it did do
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A bullish end to 2019 The Middle East is supportive of prices Rig counts and inventories help the rally At the end of last week, the price of crude oil moved to a new high, and a higher level than after the drone attack on Saudi oilfields in September 2019. On January 2, a US
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Back in December, we collected some predictions for gold. Of course, such predictions are mostly smoke and mirrors, because no one can predict the future with tremendous accuracy all the time. But they are nonetheless interesting and attractive because we are humans and humans want to think they know what’s coming. We won’t name names
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