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Uranium ETF Bounces Back, 2.9% Gain Leads All ETFs On The Day

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 16:09
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The Global X Uranium ETF (URA) outperformed all other non-leveraged, non-inverse exchange traded products in the U.S. today on a percentage basis, producing a +2.89% one-day return and outperforming the wider markets by a total of 2.89 percentage points.

Behind The Gains

URA closed today at $16.75 per share, up $0.47 (+2.89%). Putting this move in context, the S&P 500 index — largely considered the most popular and useful benchmark for equity performance — closed down $0.01 (0.00%) on the day.

URA’s trading volume today was a total of 831,490 shares, which was an increase of 3% versus its average daily trading volume of 809,824. Rising trading volume generally an indicator of increased demand for a particular security, and is typically associated with a specific news event or trend that draws investors into or out of specific asset classes, or sectors or subsectors within those classes.

Including any dividends as well as today’s gains, URA has now surged a total of 30.15% year-to-date, versus a 2.42% gain in the S&P 500 during the same timeframe.

A Look Under The Hood

Global X Uranium ETF is a Equity-focused product issued by Global X Management. Its expense ratio of 0.70% makes it the #45 cheapest ETF among 120 total funds in the Commodity ETFs category.

URA currently boasts $125.99M in assets under management (AUM), placing it #32 of 120 ETFs in its category, and #810 of 1922 total ETFs in the U.S. exchange traded universe.

The investment objective of the Global X Uranium ETF is to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Solactive Global Uranium Total Return Index.

With uranium stocks bouncing back today, URA has responded in kind. Volatility is very pervasive in this space, so investors should tread carefully.

URA SMART Grade

URA currently has an ETF Daily News SMART Grade of B (Buy), and is ranked #52 of 121 funds in the Commodity ETFs category.

For more information about this ETF, including full ratings, news, data, and more, please visit URA’s ticker page.

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Source: http://etfdailynews.com/2017/02/07/uranium-etf-bounces-back-2-9-gain-leads-all-etfs-on-the-day/

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