Gold is Again on Trend for Hedge Funds

February 22, 2022 James Heinsman Economic Barometer

Commodity analysts from Societe Generale report that money managers bought $7.1 billion in gold in February. This is the fourth-biggest week of bullish buying since 2006, when CFTC started its updated reporting. Most explanations for this rise point to recent geopolitical instability. While gold is an imperfect hedge for funds, it is an appealing asset against inflation […]


CFTC, Gold, Hedge Fund Industry, Hedge Fund Industry News, Hedge Funds,

Covid Vaccine Could Spell Trouble for Gold Markets

January 7, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Vaccines against the Covid-19 virus are predicted to be a bonanza for pharmaceutical giants Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) , Moderna Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA) and Oxford University/AstraZeneca (LON, NASDAQ: AZN), and there is virtually no way to measure the impact the trio of vaccines will have on most global industries. The gold market could be the notable exception. After hitting a […]


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Bridgewater’s Dalio Looking to Golden Lifeboat

January 30, 2020 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Traditionally gold is where investors park their money in troubled times, such as inflation or a rocky stock market. But with inflation low and the market reaching historic highs, why would Ray Dalio, the superstar hedge fund manager of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, recommend a move to gold. Dalio is predicting that […]


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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 […]


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 […]


Gold, Investment,

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 […]


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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