LATEST NEWS: Gold Bulls Return as Wagers on Stimulus Accumulate: Commodities

Speculators boosted bullish gold bets to a three-month high on signs central banks will act to counter low inflation, reviving the allure of bullion as a hedge. The net-long position in New Yorkfutures and options climbed for a third week, the longest expansion since July, government data show. Short holdings fell to a 14-week low. […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Wagers Gain as China Rate Reduction Stems Rout

Hedge funds added bullish gold wagers at the fastest pace since June as central bank action from China to Japan and Europehelped stem the rout in prices. The net-long position in New York futures and options expanded 56 percent, U.S. government data show. Short holdings fell to a two-month low and long wagers climbed for […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Bulls Lured Back for First Time in Two Months: Commodities

Speculators added bullish gold bets for the first time in nine weeks as concern that global economic growth is slowing whipsawed equity markets. The gain in the net-long position in New York gold futures and options snapped the longest run of reductions since 2010. Prices rose for a second week as global equities retreated to […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Bulls Lured Back for First Time in Two Months: Commodities

Speculators added bullish gold bets for the first time in nine weeks as concern that global economic growth is slowing whipsawed equity markets. The gain in the net-long position in New York gold futures and options snapped the longest run of reductions since 2010. Prices rose for a second week as global equities retreated to […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Extends Rebound From 2014 Low as China Returns From Break

Gold rose as the drop to this year’s low lured Chinese buyers returning from a weeklong break, while investors awaited minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting. Platinum extended a rally from a five-year low. continue reading at bloomberg.com

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LATEST NEWS : Goldcorp CEO Jeannes Sees "Peak Gold" in Sector This Year or Next

Miners have reached “peak gold,” in which production of the precious metal has hit its high as easy-to-mine gold deposits become harder to find, said Chuck Jeannes, chief executive of Goldcorp, the world’s largest gold miner by market capitalization.   continue reading at online.wsj.com

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LATEST NEWS : MegaFon Shifts Cash to Hong Kong Dollars on Sanction Risk

OAO MegaFon (MFON), billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s wireless operator, said it has been shifting cash holdings into Hong Kong dollars, a move people say metals producer OAO GMKNorilsk Nickel (GMKN) is also undertaking, as the U.S. and Europe ratchet up sanctions against Russia. MegaFon decided to keep about 40 percent of its cash in Hong Kong dollars given the global […]

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LATEST NEWS: China National Gold Talks to Barrick About Potential Partnerships

China National Gold Group Corp. is on the hunt for acquisitions and partnerships, the mining company’s president said, possibly becoming a kingmaker in the beleaguered industry. Xin Song said he recently talked about potential partnerships with Barrick Gold Corp., the world’s largest gold producer. But talks about an investment in the African properties of Ivanhoe […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Set for Weekly Gain on Haven Demand Amid Iraq Tumult

Gold futures capped a second straight weekly gain as escalating violence in Iraq boosted demand for the precious metal as a haven. Silver posted the longest rally in almost four months. Crude oil jumped to the highest in more than eight months on concern that a civil war looms in Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer. Gold gained 6 […]

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LATEST NEWS : Gold Set for First Back-to-Back Weekly Gain Since April

Gold was little changed near the highest in more than two weeks as investors weighed whether escalating violence in Iraq will increase demand for the precious metal as a haven. Gold rallied this week while oil extended gains today and European equities fell as Iraq’s Shiite-led government struggled to retain control of Sunni-majority regions, after army units […]

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