Eleven years on, its gold ETF holds nearly $6 billion in assets, down from a peak of $19.4 billion in 2011, when the price of bullion was at an all-time high. ZGLD remains somewhat obscure, trading around 6,500 shares a day, compared with around 365,000 shares for Deutsche Boerse Commodities GmbH’s Xetra-Gold ETF, symbol 4GLD, which is the biggest fund in Europe tracking the metal.
When it comes to exchange-traded funds, sometimes you can’t be all things to all people. It’s a lesson that Swiss finance firm Zuercher Kantonalbank has taken to heart. And so far it’s working. The bank -- founded in 1870 and the largest of 24 institutions owned by regional governments, known as cantons -- is hardly a major player in the global ETF market. Indeed, it’s probably best known around the world for its role in a recent U.S. tax fraud case that’s tripped up a dozen other Swiss lenders.
Gold is losing its luster with investors in exchange-traded funds. But an active asset management firm is betting it can bring back that shine using popular smart beta strategies. U.S. Global Investors Inc., a San Antonio, Texas-based asset manager that oversees mutual funds focused on gold and other similar commodities, listed the U.S. Global GO Gold and Precious Metals Miners ETF, symbol GOAU, on June 28.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".