Ben Bernanke

Gold as an Economic Barometer

September 10, 2012 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Gold and the dollar are inversely related; as the dollar weakens the price of gold rises, and vice versa. But it isn’t always easy to explain the reason behind the movement of the dollar against gold. The recent gold rally has investors and analysts speculating about the causes, with several theories persisting. Conventional wisdom says […]


Ben Bernanke, dollar, Federal Reserve, Gold,

Hedge Crunch Escalates Against Dollar

May 2, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In anticipation of the first ever press conference by Ben Bernanke as chair of the Federal Reserve last week, there was an escalation in hedge funds bets against the dollar to a staggering $28.6bn. This figure – released by the Commodity Futures Trading Company (CFTC) – is the largest in over a month and $3bn […]


Ben Bernanke, Commodity Futures Trading Company, euro, government bonds, Pound,

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