Monday, 1 September 2014
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Mar 2 2010 | 12:39pm ET
Gold may be a “bubble,” according to George Soros, but it’s been a profitable one for his Soros Fund Management. And not one that the hedge fund thinks will be bursting any time soon.
Soros more than doubled its bet on the precious metal in the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing. The $25 billion hedge fund boosted its investment in the SPDR Gold Trust by 152% over the last three months of the year, making it's the fourth-biggest investor in the exchange-traded fund.
Though the price of gold is down about 9% this year, it rose 21% during the fourth quarter, while Soros was buying up more than 2.4 million shares of the SPDR gold fund.
In January at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Soros called gold “the ultimate asset bubble.”
But Soros is not alone in thinking gold has farther to rise before its inevitable fall. Barclays, Goldman Sachs and HSBC all predict the metal will rise at least another 10% this year.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...