As Economy Recovers Managers Withdraw Gold Bets

November 14, 2013 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Predicting that the Federal Reserve will be reducing stimulus activity to the economy, hedge fund managers have been lowering their bullish bets on gold. Last week managers added the highest number of short contracts in a month, and stakes in commodities fell the most since April. During the week ending November 5th the total amount […]


Commodities, Economy, Federal Reserve, Gold,

Hedge Funds Betting on Copper and Other Commodtities as Economies Grow

February 12, 2013 James Heinsman In the News

The week ending February 5, 2013 marked four consecutive weeks in which hedge funds increased their positions on commodities while at the same time becoming the most bullish on copper since December. Analysts believe this is partially a reaction to signs of a faster economic recovery in China and in the United States. Investors increased […]


Commodities, Commonfund, copper, futures, Michael Strauss,

Hedge Funds Bullish on Silver in Wake of QE III

September 27, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

As central banks are looking to expand their growth hedge funds are buying up silver in the best buying spree seen for the commodity in seven months. Investors are seeing their silver holdings reaching to record levels as speculation continues on the commodities markets, with silver’s performance expected to even outperform gold. Bets on the […]


Commodities, Federal Reserve, Gold, Hedge Funds, QE III,

Economic Good News Boosts Bullish Bets

February 20, 2012 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Optimism about the economy here and abroad is urging hedge funds to increase bets on commodities to the highest point they have been in close to five months. News about a plan for a Greek return to economic stability and more significant signs of economic growth in the US will help to increase demand while […]


Commodities, First Asset Investment Management, futures, Hedge Funds, James Paulsen,

Tony Hall Predicts Gains in Gold Commodities

September 20, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to hedge fund manager Tony Hall, investors seeking to secure their assets will be drawn to gold, platinum and Brent oil. Hall, the chief investment officer of Duet Commodities Fund, also predicted that gold may climb 21% to an all-time high of $2,200 an ounce by the end of this year, while platinum may […]


Commodities, Economy, Gold, Hedge Funds, investments,

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