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January 30, 2013 at 07:00 AM EST
ETF Cheat Sheet: Precious Metals
Precious metals are one of the rarest and most valuable commodities in the world, making them a popular investment tool for long-term buy-and-hold and short-term investors alike. Typically, this asset class has appeal as a safe haven, since its returns are generally greater in periods of high market volatility. Besides the commodity’s inherent use as a store of value, precious metals are also used in a number of manufacturing applications. Although gold is perhaps the most popular precious metal, palladium, platinum, and silver are also viable and potentially lucrative options to round out a portfolio’s commodity exposure [see our Commodity Guru ETFdb Portfolio]. For investors looking to establish a tactical tilt towards this particular subset of the commodities market or for those who simply wish to further diversify their portfolios, there are a number of ETPs that offer exposure to this lucrative corner of the market. The Precious Metals ETFdb Category includes more [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Commodity ETFs Get No Love From Investors ETF Securities Planning Precious Metal Basket ETF Playing Precious Metals Through Equity ETFs Why You Need A Swiss Gold ETF For ETF Investors, The Details Matter (Part II)
Precious metals are one of the rarest and most valuable commodities in the world, making them a popular investment tool for long-term buy-and-hold and short-term investors alike. Typically, this asset class has appeal as a safe haven, since its returns are generally greater in periods of high market volatility. Besides the commodity’s inherent use as a store of value, precious metals are also used in a number of manufacturing applications. Although gold is perhaps the most popular precious metal, palladium, platinum, and silver are also viable and potentially lucrative options to round out a portfolio’s commodity exposure [see our Commodity Guru ETFdb Portfolio]. For investors looking to establish a tactical tilt towards this particular subset of the commodities market or for those who simply wish to further diversify their portfolios, there are a number of  ETPs that offer exposure to this lucrative corner of the market. The Precious Metals ETFdb Category includes more [...]

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