Gold

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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Commodities, Economy, Federal Reserve, Gold,

Investing in Gold as a Hedge Against Inflation

October 27, 2013 Debbie Jacobs Economic Barometer

As the economy begins to show positive signs of pulling out of its long recession, including lower unemployment figures, lower deficit spending, and increased revenues, there is a concern that inflation can take a bite out of the economic turnaround. Gold, in the form of coins and bullion, has been a traditional way for investors […]

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Investors Bearish on Gold as Economy Recovers

August 13, 2013 Ryan James In the News

Investors have been continuing the bearish trend with gold as analysts, advisors and investors wonder how the Federal Reserve bank is going to relate to the improving US economy, perhaps decreasing the amount of monthly bond purchases by the Feds. The trend began this past April when a few investors began to doubt gold’s ability […]

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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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Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve, Gold,

Paul Singer Still Betting on Gold

May 13, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Yes it’s true that in recent days gold has been losing value, but for many analysts, including Paul Singer of Elliot Management Corp, gold is still a good investment with the best store of value. Singer is the founder and president of Elliot, which has assets under management of more than $22 billion. And he […]

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Pacific Group Going for the Gold

January 21, 2013 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Gold seems to be the new hedge funds, or at least it’s that way for William Kaye, founder of the Pacific Group Ltd. Kaye, who is also the chief investment officer and a former PaineWebber trader, is unloading upwards of one third of his hedge fund assets and moving them into gold bullion. The Hong […]

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

Gold and Platinum Climbing in Anticipation of Fed Meeting

September 12, 2012 James Heinsman In the News

As the Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day meeting today, investors are sending the price of gold and platinum up in anticipation of the news that the Fed will introduce its third round of quantitative easing, known as QE3. Companies that trade in precious metals such as Bullion Direct and Monex are seeing an […]

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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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Ben Bernanke, dollar, Federal Reserve, Gold,

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