Monday, February 19th, 2018 MST

Category: Gold

Hedge funds close, blame computer trading

Anthony Ward, famed London commodities trader, closed shop after nearly forty years of trading.  His reason: he couldn’t keep up with computer trading. According to Reuters, Ward blamed the rise of computer-driven funds and high-frequency trading.  Other well-known commodities investors also threw in the towel.  They are now looking for opportunities where machines can’t make

What to buy?

Recently a client wrote: “In 2004, I started buying gold and silver because of increasing US debt, thinking that inflation would come about and the dollar would suffer.  Now David Stockman (former Budget Director under Ronald Reagan) forecasts imminent doom for the stock and the bond markets.  And, I agree that it will most likely

Big names bullish on gold

Marc Faber, famed investment advisor, fund manager and publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, noted in his October 2017 issue that the Fed’s announcement about implementing quantitative tightening has depressed precious metals and mining stocks.  He then added, “I shall use the current weakness to increase my position in physical precious metals.”

Germany repatriates its gold, at least some of it

Last week Germany’s central bank pompously announced that it had completed its repatriation of $31 billion in gold from Paris and New York, ridiculing earlier speculation that the gold had somehow been compromised.  A widely circulated theory was that Germany’s gold had been borrowed by bullion houses and delivered against futures contracts that were sold