Tag Archives: precious-metals

Precious Metals Surge as Investors Buy Gold, Hedge Against Inflation

New York (HedgeCo.net) – In a Sunday Times article this weekend, Bryan Collings, who manages the Investment Fund for Ingnis International Hexam Global Emerging Markets, predicted an increase in the price of precious metals of 25% over the next 18 […]

Tangible Assets: Why Now’s the Time to Buy

Seeking Alpha – Usually when Wall Street talks about hard assets, they’re talking about precious metals or commodities, things you can touch or feel or consume. But hard assets can mean other things – things that bring pleasure like art, […]

Bonds Slump in January, Hedge Funds Buy Gold

Gold Seek – This January was one of the worst on record for financial markets. US Treasuries crashed after enjoying a recession-beating run in 2008. Gold and silver were the only major asset class to end the month higher. Hedge […]

Mark Thompson Hired by CME as Hedge Fund Director

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Derivatives exchange group CME has hired Mark H. Thompson Jr. as Director of hedge funds. Thompson, 37, will be responsible for serving as the company’s primary liaison to the East Coast hedge fund community and […]

Hedge funds caught out as Hurricane Gustav fails to lift oil price

Times Online – Several hedge funds face big financial losses after wrongly predicting that oil and gas prices would rise as a result of Hurricane Gustav slamming into the Gulf coast of the US earlier this week. As Gustav swept […]

Oil speculators held great sway over prices, data suggest

Los Angeles Times – Regulators had long classified a private Swiss energy conglomerate called Vitol as a trader that primarily helped industrial firms that needed oil to run their businesses. But when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission examined Vitol’s books […]