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Ultra silver fund now ultra light after commodities selloff

May 6, 2011

Emerging-markets mutual funds managed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Franklin Resources Inc., along with leveraged raw material ETFs, were among the U.S.-registered funds affected the most in this week's commodities selloff. The $831 million...

Commodities routed, raising fears of 'severe' correction

May 5, 2011

Commodities plunged the most since 2008, stocks worldwide posted the biggest three-day drop since March and the dollar rallied after American jobless claims unexpectedly rose and the European Central Bank signaled it will wait until after June...

Is this the start? Soros said to have unloaded gold, silver holdings

May 4, 2011

Silver dropped, heading for the biggest three-day fall since October 2008, as increases in Comex margin requirements drove investors away. Gold declined after a report that Soros Fund Management LLC may have cut holdings. CME Group Ltd., Comex's...

Gold drops below $1,600 as stronger dollar muscles in

December 14, 2011

Gold fell below $1,600 an ounce to settle at the lowest level in five months as a stronger dollar curbed demand for the metal as an alternative asset. Silver, platinum and palladium also slumped. The dollar rose to an 11-month high against the...

Gartman unloads his gold, says 'wholesale liquidation' coming

December 13, 2011

Gold, in the 11th year of its longest winning streak in at least nine decades, is poised to enter a bear market, according to Dennis Gartman, who correctly predicted the slump in commodities in 2008. The metal, which traded at $1,666.30 an ounce...

Longhorns hold $1B in gold bullion

April 24, 2011

The University of Texas Investment Management Co. has taken the advice of Dallas hedge-fund manager J. Kyle Bass and now holds 6,643 gold bars, worth $987 million on April 15, in a bank warehouse in New York. The fund's managers sought to take...

Silver now 'like gold on steroids'

April 20, 2011

Gold futures rose to a record $1,500.50 an ounce as U.S. debt concerns weighed on the dollar, boosting demand for the precious metal as an alternative investment. Meanwhile, silver surged to a 1980 high. The greenback dropped against the euro...

Commodities euphoria about to turn to bummer?

April 12, 2011

Investors are shorting commodities, a sign that the sector's rally may soon be over. Just yesterday, a trader bought almost $1 million worth of put options to sell iShares Silver Trust by July, according to Bloomberg. Commodities — most notably...

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...

Positive earnings revisions good sign for tech, oil sectors

February 8, 2011

The technology and energy sectors continue to stand out as attractive investment opportunities, according to Christopher Baggini, manager of the newly launched Turner Titan Fund Ticker:(TTLFX). “We believe the market continues to move higher...

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...

Standout bet in base metals? Copper tops list

December 6, 2010

The biggest slump in copper inventories in six years is compounding shortages as prices head toward record highs, making the metal a top pick for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley. Demand will outpace supply by 367,500 metric tons...

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...

Where will gold go?

October 4, 2010

Gold may fall in New York as some investors sell the metal after prices rallied to a record on demand for a protection of wealth and an alternative to a weakening dollar. Silver declined from a 30-year high. The dollar rebounded from the lowest...

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...

How high can gold go? Up another 8%, survey predicts

September 27, 2010

Gold may advance 8 percent to a record $1,406 an ounce in a year, according to the average in a survey of those attending the London Bullion Market Association's conference in Berlin this week. The metal for immediate delivery rose as much as...

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