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Worries about end to Fed stimulus knocks gold for another loss

August 6, 2013

Gold fell for a sixth day in New York, trading below $1,300 an ounce, as investors weighed when the U.S. Federal Reserve will slow the pace of bond purchases. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher, one of the most vocal critics...

Top gold forecasters still bearish after rally

February 18, 2014

The two most-accurate gold forecasters are holding to their bearish forecasts for 2014 even after the metal posted its best start to a year since 1983. Futures rose 9.7% in 2014 through last Friday, rebounding from the biggest annual drop in...

'End of an era' as analysts see great fall for gold

May 4, 2013

Gold's longest winning streak in at least nine decades is poised to end as diminishing trust in the metal's ability to preserve value spurred a majority of analysts to predict the first annual retreat since 2000. Prices will close the year at...

That was quick: Gold back as traders turn decidedly bullish

April 27, 2013

Gold traders are the most bullish in a month after mints around the world said demand for bullion coins is surging and central banks added to reserves even as prices slumped the most in three decades. Fifteen analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect...

Jim Rogers: Gold is a 'buy' if it hits this price

April 25, 2013

Jim Rogers, who predicted a commodity rally in 1999, said he may buy gold if a bear market deepens and prices fall to $1,300 an ounce or below. Bullion for immediate delivery tumbled to $1,321.95 on April 16, the lowest since January 2011, stoking...

How the big guns are playing gold mining stocks

January 10, 2014

You could argue only fools would buy gold-mining stocks today. If that's the case, there may be a lot of idiot savants out there. The Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT) exchange-traded fund, which uses leverage to amp up exposure...

Buffett good as gold with bullion prediction

April 17, 2013

Investors including hedge-fund manager John Paulson faced losses this week as gold suffered its biggest rout in three decades. Warren Buffett told them there were better places to put their money. The billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway...

Comfort for gold bugs: Selloff was too far, too fast

April 16, 2013

Gold investors who are feeling a little weak in the knees following Monday’s dramatic 9% price drop in the precious metal might take some comfort in the general sense that it has been wildly oversold. “Usually, when these things correct,...

Advisers not sure which way to turn with gold

January 3, 2014

No wonder gold bugs are bugging out. After a 12-year rally came to a stark end last year with a 28% drop, gold is poised to recover nicely, given high levels of investor bearishness and a bullish supply-demand balance. That said, if stocks continue...

How advisers can help clients cope with their anxieties

March 24, 2013

More than four years after the financial crisis, it is increasingly clear how traumatized individual investors were by the market volatility of those years and the portfolio losses that they suffered. It also is clear how difficult it will be...

Heralded 'rotation' has no spin

March 17, 2013

The much-ballyhooed great rotation out of fixed-income assets and into riskier U.S. equities has yet to live up to its billing. After a month of record inflows ($86 billion) to open-end mutual funds in January, investors last month continued...

Advent sale report concerns planners who use its tools

March 17, 2013

The possible sale of Advent Software Inc. has advisers on alert for indications of who — if anyone — will put in a winning bid for the firm, a longtime leader in portfolio accounting tools for advisers. Advent officials have refused to comment...

Advisers' selflessness is humbling

March 17, 2013

Tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “healing the world.” As I understand it, it means that each one of us is responsible for making the world a better place. Think of it as the Jewish version of “paying it forward.” To me, that...

White: I'll crunch numbers before shaping fiduciary rule

March 17, 2013

Mary Jo White last week promised lawmakers that under her leadership, the Securities and Exchange Commission will take into account the potential market impact of raising investment advice standards for brokers before proposing a regulation...

Pesto chango! Suddenly, this food is a very hot commodity

March 3, 2013

French gourmets face a quandry: spend that last euro on foie gras or on a package of pine nuts. The global harvest of the nuts -- a key ingredient in classic Italian pesto sauce which graced prehistoric diets and was considered an aphrodisiac...

Consider climate change and the forecast for commodities

December 1, 2013

The topic of climate change has generated intense interest and debate in circles from academia to Hollywood to Wall Street. Most recently, a leaked draft of the latest report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned...

Gold bears persist as metal heads for big monthly drop

November 30, 2013

Gold analysts are bearish for a second week as prices head for the biggest monthly drop since June and approach this year's low on speculation the Federal Reserve will curb stimulus as the economy strengthens. Eighteen analysts surveyed by Bloomberg...

Rebound in gold suits big guns Paulson, Soros

November 16, 2013

Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson, who cut his gold holdings by more than half in the second quarter, maintained his bet on the metal over the next three months as prices rebounded. Paulson & Co., the largest investor in the SPDR Gold...

Hi-yo silver, away, as bets on the metal soar

December 20, 2012

Silver Bullion Pte, one of Singapore's largest suppliers of coins and bars to retail investors, says sales tripled since October, part of a global surge in demand that drove holdings to a record. “Our clients are worried that a major currency...

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