Gold prices have historically dropped in the month of October.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Gold investors have been haunted by poor October gold price performance over the last 11 years writes GoldETFs.biz in a new article. The article titled "October Producing Usual Gold ETF Declines" highlights gold price data going back to the year 2000. The data shows that October has historically been a negative month for gold prices and in fact, is one of the three worst months of the year for gold prices.
GoldETFs.biz finds that gold funds including the largest gold ETF, the SPDR Gold Trust, are off to a negative start 10 trading days into the month of October. Already the SPDR Gold ETF, which seeks to track the price of gold less fees, has lost over 1% of its value. Gold stock funds have lost even more as the largest gold stock ETF, the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF, has already lost 3.8% for the month.
"Long term gold investors know that gold prices have historically dropped in the month of October," said Christian Magoon Publisher of GoldETFs.biz. "While the last few months have seen strong performance in gold prices and funds, it may have set up the month of October for profit taking. The good news for investors is that November has been the best month for gold prices over the last 10 plus years. Whether or not that holds true for 2012 will be interesting to watch."
Currently there are over 20 gold fund and ETN products listed in the United States. These products contain over $100 billion of investor assets. The SPDR Gold Trust contains the bulk of these assets with over $76 billion under management. The Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF contains $10 billion in assets. To view a all gold ETF products visit the GoldETFs.biz interactive gold ETF list.
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