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Multiyear Highs in Precious Metals Boosts Related Funds

from ETF.com

Precious metals had a strong showing in 2019, with one in particular hitting new record highs. Palladium rose 54.21 percent for the year, crossing above $2,000 an ounce. Gold and silver also rallied, up 18.31 percent and 15.21 percent, respectively.

Because of higher prices, precious metal miners also had an excellent year. In ETF.com’s “Best Performing ETFs of the Year” rankings, multiple precious metals funds made the list. The U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU) took the tenth spot – returning an impressive 53.37 percent for the year.

GOAU provides an alternate take on the mining space by screening for fundamental factors and using a complex tiered weighting structure. The fund also puts a special emphasis on royalty and streaming companies, which provide capital to mining start-ups in exchange for a stake in the eventual production.


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