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The mathematical reality is that the venerable 60/40 was a sub-optimal investment in 2019—simply adding gold, and in any quantity, would have immediately improved portfolio efficiency. Even during a historic year for bonds, substituting gold for fixed income exposure in 2019, in any amount, automatically constructed a superior 60/40 portfolio.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Your 60/40 May Be Broken But Not for the Reasons You May Think..

August 14, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
The mathematical reality is that the venerable 60/40 was a sub-optimal investment in 2019—simply adding gold, and in any quantity, would have immediately improved portfolio efficiency. Even during a historic year for bonds, substituting gold for fixed income exposure in 2019, in any amount, automatically constructed a superior 60/40 portfolio.

Over the past 15 years, gold is almost completely uncorrelated with market volatility.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Gold & the VIX – Chart of the Week

March 28, 2020 | GraniteShares
Over the past 15 years, gold is almost completely uncorrelated with market volatility.

Stocks, bonds and hedge funds: Can you guess which is which? Hint: hedge funds underperform.. #2and20problems

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Guess The Index – Chart of The Week

March 28, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
Stocks, bonds and hedge funds: Can you guess which is which? Hint: hedge funds underperform.. #2and20problems

NEW YORK CITY, NY – GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR) Hits $500 Million in Assets Amid Recent Market Volatility

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
NEW YORK CITY, NY – GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

A common refrain among gold investors over the past several years has been, gold may be rallying, just not in your currency. This statement has been particularly true for U.S. investors, where periods of dollar strength exacerbated the sideways trading nature of gold since 2013.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Synchronized Gold: A Rally No Matter the Currency

March 27, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
A common refrain among gold investors over the past several years has been, gold may be rallying, just not in your currency. This statement has been particularly true for U.S. investors, where periods of dollar strength exacerbated the sideways trading nature of gold since 2013.

GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, debuted a revised methodology for the index underlying the GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: HIPS), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in a diversified basket of pass-through securities.

Topic: Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares Revises Index Methodology for HIPS US High Income ETF (HIPS)

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, debuted a revised methodology for the index underlying the GraniteShares HIPS US High Income ETF (NYSE Arca: HIPS), a high alternative income-focused fund that invests in a diversified basket of pass-through securities.

XOUT’s methodology counters traditional investment strategies. Rather than trying to pick a select few winners, XOUT flips the investment paradigm by seeking to avoid losers that are failing to adapt amid today’s environment of unprecedented technological change.

Topic: Precious Metals , XOUT

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares Launches XOUT U.S. Large Cap ETF (XOUT)

March 27, 2020 | GraniteShares
XOUT’s methodology counters traditional investment strategies. Rather than trying to pick a select few winners, XOUT flips the investment paradigm by seeking to avoid losers that are failing to adapt amid today’s environment of unprecedented technological change.

The hurricane cone of market uncertainty radically expanded from where it had stood only moments early at Tuesday 9:59 am, with the emergency cuts raising previous obscure possibilities to the forefront. Examining the fallout provides an empirical illustration of gold’s role in the portfolio during market stress, illuminating not only surprises but outright oddities emanating from the market tumult.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Hey Hey, Powell Jay, How Many Rates Did You Cut Today?

March 05, 2020 | Ryan Giannotto, CFA, Director of Research
The hurricane cone of market uncertainty radically expanded from where it had stood only moments early at Tuesday 9:59 am, with the emergency cuts raising previous obscure possibilities to the forefront. Examining the fallout provides an empirical illustration of gold’s role in the portfolio during market stress, illuminating not only surprises but outright oddities emanating from the market tumult.

GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

Topic: Commodities

Publication Type: Viewpoints

PLTM – Notice of Share Split

March 12, 2019 | GraniteShares
GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Platinum Trust (PLTM). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

NEW YORK CITY, NY – GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

Topic: Gold

Publication Type: Viewpoints

BAR – Notice of Share Split

February 26, 2019 | Jeff Klearman
NEW YORK CITY, NY – GraniteShares announced today a 10 for 1 forward share split for GraniteShares Gold Trust (BAR). The split will not change the total value of a shareholder’s investment.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the moon. On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.

Topic: Commodities

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Platinum’s Role Leading Up To Historic Moon Landing

January 29, 2019 | GraniteShares
This year is the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the moon. On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission.

Firm’s low-cost gold ETF, BAR, leads the way pushing over $430 million NEW YORK– GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, has become one of the fastest-growing asset managers in the U.S. by accumulating over $500 million in assets under management (AUM), representing 1,180 percent growth over the last year alone.* This surge is led by the GraniteShares Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: BAR), which has swelled past $430 million in AUM**, having already attracted $113 million in 2019. With an expense ratio of just 17.49 basis points, BAR is one of the lowest-cost ways to invest in gold.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

GraniteShares AUM Surges 1,180 Percent Crossing $500 Million in First Full Operating Year

January 28, 2019 | GraniteShares
Firm’s low-cost gold ETF, BAR, leads the way pushing over $430 million NEW YORK– GraniteShares, a disruptive exchange-traded fund (ETF) company, has become one of the fastest-growing asset managers in the U.S. by accumulating over $500 million in assets under management (AUM), representing 1,180 percent growth over the last year alone.* This surge is led by the GraniteShares Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: BAR), which has swelled past $430 million in AUM**, having already attracted $113 million in 2019. With an expense ratio of just 17.49 basis points, BAR is one of the lowest-cost ways to invest in gold.

Platinum plays a key role in modern cochlear implant technology, which has revolutionized the lives of patients.

Topic: Commodities

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Platinum: Transforming Lives Through Cochlear Implants

January 10, 2019 | GraniteShares
Platinum plays a key role in modern cochlear implant technology, which has revolutionized the lives of patients.

Specialty silicones are a growing business, and platinum’s catalytic properties are key to their formulation in a process known as ‘curing.’

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Platinum’s Curative and Flexible Benefits

December 19, 2018 | Jeff Klearman
Specialty silicones are a growing business, and platinum’s catalytic properties are key to their formulation in a process known as ‘curing.’

Platinum is used in many ways, from cancer treatments to improving crop yields, making a real difference on a daily basis.

Topic: Commodities

Publication Type: Viewpoints

From Pharma to Farmer: The Many Uses of Platinum

December 05, 2018 | GraniteShares
Platinum is used in many ways, from cancer treatments to improving crop yields, making a real difference on a daily basis.

There are two paths to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is the dream scenario: Have a great idea, set up a company, enjoy instant overnight success and become rich, famous or both.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

How to Make the Leap from CEO to Entrepreneur

November 12, 2018 | GraniteShares
There are two paths to becoming an entrepreneur. The first is the dream scenario: Have a great idea, set up a company, enjoy instant overnight success and become rich, famous or both.

The rise of social media and big data will vastly increase cloud-based data storage needs. Platinum, a key component of computer hard drives, will play a major role in enabling this connected future.

Topic: Commodities , Alternative Income

Publication Type: Viewpoints

Every ‘Cloud’ Has A Platinum Lining

November 09, 2018 | GraniteShares
The rise of social media and big data will vastly increase cloud-based data storage needs. Platinum, a key component of computer hard drives, will play a major role in enabling this connected future.

Firm celebrates impressive AUM milestone while its gold ETF reemerges as the most affordable investment option in the space, joining GraniteShares’ COMB, COMG and PLTM as low-cost leaders.

Topic: Commodities

Publication Type: Viewpoints

BAR Reclaims Title of Lowest-Cost Gold ETF as GraniteShares Surges Past $350 Million in AUM

November 09, 2018 | GraniteShares
Firm celebrates impressive AUM milestone while its gold ETF reemerges as the most affordable investment option in the space, joining GraniteShares’ COMB, COMG and PLTM as low-cost leaders.

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