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Gilded age not over as gold poised to set record, top forecasters says

November 2, 2011

The most accurate forecasters say gold will rebound from its biggest monthly plunge since 2008 and reach a record by March because economic growth is stagnating and Europe's debt crisis is unresolved. Futures traded in New York may rise 13 percent...

Will silver rebound anytime soon? It's a toss of the coin

October 19, 2011

Silver, the best-performing and most-volatile precious metal of the past year, may rebound from a bear market as investors bet on growth in developing nations and an extended European debt crisis. The metal may average $38 an ounce this quarter...

'Resilient’ gold set for record rally, Morgan Stanley says

October 7, 2011

Gold will perform best among commodities next year and may rally to a record as investors seek to safeguard their wealth against slowing economic growth, according to Morgan Stanley. The 2012 forecast for bullion was increased 35 percent to...

Gold near $1,900 set to go 'parabolic,' analyst warns

August 22, 2011

Gold's rally to a record near $1,900 an ounce pushed the metal to overbought levels according to technical analysis tools, as economist Dennis Gartman said prices will go “parabolic.” Bullion's relative strength index has topped 70 since...

Run-up in gold trails off as CME hikes margins

August 11, 2011

Gold futures fell the most in seven weeks after CME Group Inc. boosted margins on Comex contracts, prompting investor sales after a three-day rally to a record topping $1,800 an ounce and as equities rebounded. CME Group, owner of the world's...

Gilt-edged opportunity: Gold in 'can't lose situation'

July 25, 2011

Gold futures climbed to a record $1,624.30 an ounce as U.S. lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on raising the federal debt limit, boosting demand for the metal as a haven investment. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner plans to press ahead with...

China worries, but Goldman, Morgan Stanley gung-ho on commodities

July 7, 2011

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley kept their bullish view on oil and copper, predicting a global recovery in the second half that will push up prices. Both banks maintained their Brent-crude forecasts even after a 4.2 percent decline...

China the wild card when it comes to commodities bets

June 10, 2011

The price of oil is going up. But no analysis of commodities can be complete without a serious consideration of the impact of fast-growing economies such as China. That is among the findings from a panel of experts speaking in Chicago at the...

Gold at $1,600? Don't bet against it, says Scotia

May 25, 2011

Gold may advance to a record $1,600 an ounce this year as investors seek to protect their wealth from Europe's sovereign-debt crisis, boosting demand, according to Scotia Capital. “The investment community found it's a great investment metal,”...

$100B commodities wipeout presents golden opportunity

May 10, 2011

The commodities rout that knocked off nearly $100 billion of market value last week is driving out speculators and leading Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which forecast the plunge, to predict a possible recovery. The combination of slower growth...

Commodities beat other assets in longest streak since 1997

May 8, 2011

Commodities beat stocks, bonds and the dollar for a fifth straight month, the longest stretch in at least 14 years, as demand for raw materials increases in expanding economies and the Federal Reserve promises to boost growth. The Standard &...

Commodities drop again, raising fears of 'severe' correction

May 8, 2011

Following a long run-up, commodities last week suffered their largest declines in almost two years, paring this year's gains to about 10%. The falloff came on speculation that economic growth will slow as central banks seek to cool inflation...

Silver investors holding 'a falling knife'

May 5, 2011

Silver futures extended the biggest decline since March 1983 after CME Group Ltd. raised margin requirements for new speculative positions by 84 percent in less than two weeks. Gold fell for a third day. The minimum amount of cash that must...

Commodities the next CMOs? Money managers square off

May 3, 2011

Money managers are making near-record bets on higher commodity prices, aligning themselves with Morgan Stanley after Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said investors should reduce most of their holdings. Funds held a net 1.49 million futures and options...

Agro giants horn in on money management biz

May 2, 2011

The financial units of Archer Daniels Midland Co., Continental Grain Co. and Cargill Inc., among the biggest names in agriculture, are pushing into the money management business as commodities markets are soaring. ADM Investor Services Inc.,...

Hoard 'em, Horns! University of Texas sitting on nearly $1B in gold bullion

April 18, 2011

Dallas hedge-fund manager J. Kyle Bass helped advise the University of Texas Investment Management Co. on taking delivery of 6,643 gold bars, worth $987 million on April 15, now stored in a bank warehouse in New York. Bass, who made $500 million...

Astronomical surge in price of oil possible: Nomura

February 23, 2011

Oil prices may surge to $220 a barrel if political unrest in North Africa halts exports from Libya and Algeria, Nomura Holdings Inc. said. Crude futures rose to $97.97 in New York today, the highest in more than two years, as the violence in...

Paging William Jennings Bryan: Silver the new gold

February 7, 2011

After the worst January for precious metals in two decades, investors still have a $102 billion bet on higher prices, hoarding more gold than all but four central banks and more silver than the U.S. can mine in almost 12 years. The five analysts...

Oil bears mauled by Egypt's 'black swan moment'

January 31, 2011

Hedge funds cut bullish bets on oil last week by the most in two months before political protests erupted in Egypt, igniting a rally that sent prices up by the most since 2009. The funds and other large speculators reduced net-long positions,...

Top BlackRock fund manager: Go for coal

January 7, 2011

BlackRock Inc.'s Daniel Rice, who beat 99.9 percent of U.S. stock-fund managers over the past decade, said an expanding global economy will probably push oil prices above $100 this year. The gain may lift shares of oil and gas companies by 25...

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