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,

Investing in Precious Metals

December 1, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Gold and other precious metals, such as silver, platinum and palladium, are good investments when there is uncertainty and instability in national and international economic markets. The reasons for this are not that hard to understand: There is a limited amount of these precious metals in circulation, but demand for them is continuously rising. It […]


Economy, Gold, Investment, Market Values, Precious Metals,

Jaspal Phull: Investors Will Turn to Gold

September 27, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to a manager at Stenham Asset Management, gold will continue to be a reliable haven despite the recent falls. Yesterday, gold experienced the largest monthly slide in over three years, as a result of increasing pressure from a major sell-off in commodity markets.  Still, the metal has benefitted throughout a time of unease caused […]


Financial Crisis, Global Sell-Out, Gold, Hedge Funds, investments,

Gold and Silver Fall After Global Sell-Off

September 25, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Despite recent claims that gold is the way to go during the financial crisis, it, alongside silver and several other commodities, has fallen as a result of a global sell-off in financial markets. On Thursday, gold fell 3.7%, or $66.40, to $1,741.70 per ounce. Silver, a high-demand metal in many industries, also took a severe […]


Economy, Finance, Global Crisis, Gold, Hedge Funds,

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,

Confidence in Hedge Funds Climbing as Other Options Take on Added Risk

September 11, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

  The GlobeOp Capital Movement Index measured gross outflows from hedge funds to be about 0.57% in August, which is the lowest amount since the records began to be kept by GlobeOp in January 2006. This is the lowest amount of withdrawals from hedge funds since before the credit crisis began. Analysts believe investors are […]


GlobeOp Captial Movement Index, Gold, Hedge Funds, Swiss Francs, Vernon Barback,

Gold Prices Rise as Investors Take Interest

July 26, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Abu Dhabi retailers have stated that gold has maintained its status as a valuable prospect for financiers in their search for a safe investment option. Alternative Asset Analysis, or AAA, agrees with this statement, explaining that despite the increase in prices, gold is still a solid alternative. Over the past few weeks, gold prices have […]


AAA, Abu Dhabi, Al Safina Jewelry, Alternative Asset Analysis, Anthony Johnson,

Going for Gold?

May 18, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge Funds Slash Gold Holdings It’s true that it hasn’t exactly been a great time for gold. The precious gem “ended lower” in May at $10.60, following the disclosure from various hedge funds that there had been a “slashing” of its holdings. In the first quarter, Soros Fund Management announced it had sold 99 percent […]


Eton Park Capital Management, Gold, Paulson & Co, SPDR Gold Trust,

Mega Millions and Gold

April 4, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Wealth of Hedge Fund Managers Perhaps not too shockingly is the fact that hedge fund managers are making mega bucks. But what might rate as news was the figure John Paulson earned, especially compared with that of his take home pay prior to that, rendering him the “top earning hedge fund manager,” at a staggering […]


Bloomberg, Gold, Hedge Funds, John Paulson,

The Golden Bubble

November 17, 2010 Debbie Jacobs Hedge Fund News

Gold is “the ultimate bubble,” financier George Soros has declared this year on numerous occasions. “I called gold the ultimate bubble which means it may go higher,” Soros explained at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York this September, “but it’s certainly not safe and it’s not going to last forever.” Whether gold is or […]


George Soros, Gold, Record High, SPDR trust,

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