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Gold Adds Element of Stability to Tumultuous Times

December 25, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Money managers see chaos looming in the international markets, making them buy gold more than have been in at least six months. Prospects of global growth seem dim, bringing equities down and making investors nervous. This is at least part of the reason why investors have purchased about $1.25 billion worth of precious metals via […]


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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 […]


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Gold Gains After Remarks from Bernanke

July 16, 2013 PJ Moore Economic Barometer

Hedge funds continued to pour money into gold for the second straight week as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke quashed expectations of a tapering of stimulus soon.  Futures had their steepest rise since 2011. Investors added to their net-long position by 4.1 percent to 35,691 futures and options, data for July 9 shows. On […]


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Hedge Funds Reducing Gold Exposure

June 24, 2013 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

The Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will reduce stimulus activity, combined with the recent slip in the value of exchange-traded products sent hedge funds to cut their bets on gold. It is the largest reduction in gold exposure since last February, lowering investor net-long positions by 29 percent, down to 38,951 futures and options by […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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EQA Partners Invites Kroszner to Join Team

June 6, 2012 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund EQA Partners announced on Tuesday that former Federal Reserve governor Randall Kroszner will join the $56 million currency and macro hedge fund. Dr. Kroszner will offer advice on currency and macroeconomic investments, become a partner of the fund, and will fill the recently created job of chief economist at the fund. […]


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Leveraged Loans to Get New Supervision Rules from US Regulators

March 27, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

Three important US banking regulators are asked for public comment on new and tougher guidelines for high-risk, high-yield loans submitted yesterday. “While there was a pull-back in leveraged lending during the crisis, volumes have since increased, while prudent underwriting practices have deteriorated,” said the three overseers in a joint statement. The Federal Reserve, the Federal […]


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US Economy Confidence Soars Despite Japan’s Crisis

March 16, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Even with the recent crisis in Japan, there has been a surge of confidence in America’s economy, as expressed by the Federal Reserve.  This, in spite of what most commentators are saying that following the earthquake and nuclear crisis there is mounting pressure on an “already fragile global economy.”  Japan itself is desperately trying to […]


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