In light of stocks’ strong performance this past year, there is no lack of exchange-traded funds that posted impressive gains in 2019. In order to identify the best ETFs of 2019, the author of today’s article screened for ETFs that were up at least 50% this year and eliminated leveraged funds. That left just 17 ETFs. For the top five non-leveraged ETFs of 2019 – which span metals, solar, biotech and more – CLICK HERE.
Compared to gold and silver, where the figures are much higher, only about 3% of platinum is bought and held as an investment. Is platinum being overlooked? Today’s article outlines the fundamentals when it comes to platinum and the case for investing in it, with one platinum observer noting “there’s this perception that platinum’s not going to be necessary to the same degree that we’ve seen in the past, but this doesn’t really actually match up what’s going on right now.” For more – including insight on what could be the biggest catalyst for platinum – CLICK HERE.
Gold outperformed all major asset classes last year (other than stocks, of course) – and in its recently released annual outlook for the yellow metal, the World Gold Council predicts another positive year for gold based on four key market trends. For these four trends that the WGC believes will shape gold’s trajectory this year – and for the author’s recommended portfolio weighting and investments for gold – CLICK HERE.
If you’re a precious metals investor did you know that there is a tax loophole that allows you to recognize a loss – and get a tax savings from it – without having to truly give up possession of the metal? The author of today’s article explains the loophole (which exists under the “wash-sale rule” that applies to stocks), and outlines the steps required to carry out a “precious metals tax swap”. CLICK HERE.