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SEC identifies 379 firms as shells, halts trading

May 20, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission last week halted trading in 379 companies it had identified as shells amid concern that fraudsters could hijack stocks to steal investor money. The trading suspensions, the most by the SEC in a single day,...

Stable-value products alive and well

May 13, 2012

The validity of stable-value products within a retirement plan has been both espoused and denounced for the better half of the last decade. The exclusion of these products as a qualified default investment alternative in the Pension Protection...

Wealthy North Dakota land owners aren't your average 'fat cats'

May 13, 2012

An oil boom has made many North Dakota landowners rich, but their financial advisers say they aren't your run-of-the-mill millionaires. “Their grandparents were homesteaders here on not-very-fertile land, and they've scratched to earn every...

Clients are often lost with found money

May 13, 2012

Money is a good thing. By and large, most people believe that. But individuals who come into large amounts of money suddenly, whether through inheritance or some other circumstance, can face difficult and emotionally charged changes. Melissa...

Will silver rebound soon? It's a coin toss

October 23, 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 could average $38 an ounce this quarter...

Commodities not your run-of-the-mill hedge: Highbridge PM

April 24, 2012

Still on the fence about commodities? Mark Nodelman, a portfolio manager who leads the commodities investing team at Highbridge Capital Management LLC, a $25 billion asset management firm, said there are a number of reasons to invest in raw...

Real gold versus a promise of gold

April 22, 2012

Financial advisers, institutions and portfolio managers are increasingly turning to gold to diversify client portfolios, protect against inflation and safeguard wealth. Yet in the current financial climate and with a growing variety of choices...

Ex-con builds cult following blogging about investments

September 28, 2011

Martin Armstrong is a self-taught economist who is starting to build an Internet following from an almost-empty office across the street from Philadelphia City Hall. He's also an unrepentant felon who spent 11 years in prison for cheating investors...

Gold still has room to rise: SSgA portfolio manager

September 23, 2011

Add Chris Goolgasian to the list of investors bullish on gold — but not for the same reasons. Some analysts will raise their target based on a reference point of where gold is now, or use common rules of thumb for estimating a peak gold price,...

Gold at $2,200 by Xmas? Hedge fund hotshot says yes

September 19, 2011

Gold, platinum and Brent oil will lead gains in commodities as investors seek to protect their assets and shortages emerge, according to Tony Hall, the hedge-fund manager who earned 33 percent for his clients this year. Gold may climb 21 percent...

Marc Faber to investors: 'Buy every month a little bit of gold'

September 6, 2011

Gold's rally above $1,900 an ounce shows no signs of a “bubble” as central banks continue to boost money supply that has helped spur bullion to a record, according to investor Marc Faber. “I don't think that gold is in a bubble,” Faber,...

Gold plunges in ‘pure panic selling'

August 24, 2011

As financial advisers and market watchers have questioned the upside limits of the price of gold over the past several months, a sudden pullback by the precious metal has introduced a new line of second-guessing. “We think gold got very, very...

Oil wipes out all of 2011's gains on signs recovery is stalling

August 4, 2011

Oil fell to the lowest level in more than five months in New York, erasing 2011 gains amid growing evidence the U.S. economic recovery is stalling and sapping demand in the world's biggest consumer. Futures dropped 5.8 percent as a U.S. government...

Commodity inflows set for a healthy gain in 2012

February 27, 2012

Commodity investments may rise by $30 billion to $40 billion this year as investors favor oil, gold and copper, Barclays Capital said. The projected gain compares with an increase of $15 billion to $30 billion forecast in a Barclays survey of...

Gold bulls expand as billionaire Paulson says buy

February 20, 2012

Gold traders are getting more bullish after billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson told investors it’s time to buy the metal as protection against inflation caused by government spending. Twelve of 22 surveyed by Bloomberg expect prices...

Commodities are now mainstream: Survey

February 17, 2012

Commodities have graduated to the mainstream of investment asset classes, according to a recent survey of brokerage representatives and independent advisers. A survey conducted last month during the ETF Virtual Summit found that 85% of financial...

'Catastrophic' glut of natural gas sends prices plunging

January 16, 2012

Hedge funds turned bearish on U.S. natural gas for the first time in eight weeks as a surplus and warmer-than-normal weather pushed the price of the heating fuel to the lowest level in more than two years. The funds and other large speculators...

After $99B collapse, rally seen for commodities

May 15, 2011

The commodities rout that knocked off $99 billion of market value two weeks ago is driving out speculators and leading The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which forecast the plunge, to predict a possible recovery. The combination of slower growth...

How high will gold go? Deutsche Bank offers astonishing prediction

May 10, 2011

Gold, which reached a record $1,577.57 an ounce on May 2, may surge a further 30 percent by January as investors seek to protect themselves from “economic uncertainty,” according to Deutsche Bank AG. “I'm bullish on gold despite its current...

Commodity recovery seen as slump erases $99B

May 9, 2011

The commodities rout that knocked off $99 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 in U.S....

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