Opalesque Commodities Briefing » Investment http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:03:38 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 en Gold’s Recovery Falters as Fund Investors Keep Selling Assets http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144559 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144559#comments Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:01:02 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144559 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144559>Article Link</a> Gold halted its biggest gain in almost a month as investors extended the longest run of sales from bullion-backed funds in a year. Palladium climbed to the highest in almost 18 months. (more…)

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IEA expects oil investment to fall for third year in 2017 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144516 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144516#comments Thu, 24 Nov 2016 23:07:57 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144516 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144516>Article Link</a> Investment in new oil production is likely to fall for a third year in 2017 as a global supply glut persists, stoking volatility in crude markets, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday. (more…)

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Energy investments in 2017 look good http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144494 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144494#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2016 23:14:12 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144494 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144494>Article Link</a> Thanksgiving will mark two years to the day since ministers at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) made a decision that triggered a swoon in global oil prices. But the energy sector strategist for UBS Wealth Management anticipates the oil market will get back into equilibrium by mid-2017 and that should mean good news for investors. (more…)

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Are Commodities Stuck in a Bear ‘Super-Cycle’? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144476 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144476#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:26:50 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144476 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144476>Article Link</a> Higher rates and a stronger dollar are weighing on commodities prices especially precious metals. Soon after Donald Trump won the presidential election expectations grew that inflation would rise along with bigger deficits as a result of prospective tax cuts coupled with increased spending. (more…)

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Goldman says buy oil, other commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144472 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144472#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:25:29 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144472 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144472>Article Link</a> Investors should buy commodities on Chinese demand and rising oil prices in the coming year, according to Goldman Sachs. “Historically, when the US and Chinese output gap closes and inflation begins to rise, this has been a buy signal for commodities. We believe the recent reacceleration in global PMIs suggests commodity markets are entering a cyclically stronger environment,” Jeffrey Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, said. (more…)

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Five Best Ways To Invest In Gold http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144463 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144463#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:22:21 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144463 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144463>Article Link</a> Gold will always be the ultimate instrument for hedging investments in dollars. This because the price of gold will rise whenever the price of the dollar falls. Financial market experts are of the opinion that in the coming years and decades, the potential for generating profits is much higher when you invest in gold rather than the traditional blue chip company stocks. (more…)

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Copper Rises as Investors Bet on Growing Chinese Demand http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144459 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144459#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:21:21 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144459 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144459>Article Link</a> Copper futures resumed their climb on Tuesday, supported by predictions of greater demand from China and higher oil prices. Copper for December delivery was recently up 1% at $2.5390 a pound on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. (more…)

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Speculators Are Finally Bailing Out Of Gold – And That’s A Good Thing http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144422 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144422#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:42:46 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144422 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144422>Article Link</a> All this talk of massive new infrastructure spending financed with a tsunami of freshly-minted currency should be lighting a fire under gold. That it hasn’t is a testament to how out-of-whack the precious metals market had gotten during the first six months of this year. (more…)

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Now Is The Best Time Ever To Invest In The Global Economy! http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144342 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144342#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:07:43 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144342 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144342>Article Link</a> While it may seem as though the global economy faces a difficult outlook, in reality there is a vast amount of opportunity on offer for long term investors. Certainly, the US economy could endure a challenging period after the election of a new President and the potential for interest rate rises. (more…)

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Chinese Speculators Shake Up Global Commodity Markets http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144340 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144340#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:30:57 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144340 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144340>Article Link</a> Global commodity markets are being rattled again by a familiar force: China’s army of cash-rich investors. A renewed rush into Chinese commodity futures is encouraging wild swings in prices for products including coal, iron ore and rubber, raising concerns about the return of a speculation frenzy. (more…)

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Should you buy or sell gold after Trump’s victory? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144330 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144330#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:27:20 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144330 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144330>Article Link</a> When it became increasingly clear that Donald Trump was about to win the US election, the price of gold soared. It reached a high of $1332 per ounce and sustained most of this rise through the day following the election victory. However, since then it has fallen back to $1220 per ounce, as investors have favoured risk-on trades rather than risk-off ones. (more…)

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India considering permitting FIIs in commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144280 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144280#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:44:22 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144280 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144280>Article Link</a> Allowing foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in commodity trading is under consideration, but no decision has been taken, the finance ministry on Thursday said. (more…)

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Is the Uptrend in Commodities Far From Over? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144223 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144223#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:19:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144223 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144223>Article Link</a> Rising volatility prices across the financial markets in recent weeks has many investors concerned about the future direction and stability of their investments. (more…)

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Oil investor impatience grows over global surplus http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144222 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144222#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:17:43 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144222 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144222>Article Link</a> Oil investors are growing increasingly disgruntled with the pace at which supply and demand are rebalancing, cutting their bullish bets and pushing the benchmark price to its biggest discount relative to future prices in nine months. (more…)

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Gold Investors Shift Gears As Election Volatility Spikes http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144216 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144216#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:11:43 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144216 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144216>Article Link</a> The U.S. presidential election is chasing some commodities investors out of gold futures because of high volatility and rising costs. Gold has been at the center of election-related trading, along with the dollar, the peso and other currencies tied to how investors expect a new president to impact global markets. (more…)

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Copper Could Be Forming A New Bull Market http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144192 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144192#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2016 23:04:41 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144192 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144192>Article Link</a> The copper chart is attracting our attention, and it could be setting up for an enticing investment opportunity sooner rather than later. Copper is doing something it hasn’t done in a very long time: it is consolidating in a tight price range. Check out copper’s chart below. The key price level to watch is $2.30, and it is only 3 percent above today’s price level. (more…)

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Buy Gold No Matter Who Wins the Election, HSBC Says http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144151 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144151#comments Tue, 01 Nov 2016 23:19:34 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144151 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144151>Article Link</a> There’s one certain winner of next week’s presidential election, according to HSBC Holdings Plc: investors in gold. Although they deem a Donald Trump victory more supportive for the price of the metal than a win by Hillary Clinton, the bank’s Chief Precious Metals Analyst James Steel says it’ll enjoy at least a 8 percent jump whoever wins the race. (more…)

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The price of oil is heading up - should I invest, and how? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144117 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144117#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2016 01:22:23 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144117 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144117>Article Link</a> After recovering from its recent lows, the price of oil should continue to rise, in the short term at least, experts say. A trend towards equilibrium in the continuing battle between supply and demand, and a rare agreement between the members of Opec, the oil cartel, are among the reasons. (more…)

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Now is the time to add commodities to your portfolio http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144100 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144100#comments Fri, 28 Oct 2016 01:28:15 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144100 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144100>Article Link</a> With commodities currently sitting at or near multiyear lows, now may be a good time for investors to take advantage of lower prices and gain exposure. (more…)

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Should Commodities Be in Your Portfolio? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144058 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144058#comments Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:15:07 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144058 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144058>Article Link</a> Whether investors should allocate to commodities is often a topic of debate. A few years back, the Wall Street Journal profiled 8 investment professionals on the issue. The opinions were mixed. (more…)

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Investors’ New Message to Global Governments: Spend More http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144020 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144020#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:35:30 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144020 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144020>Article Link</a> A growing number of investors and policy makers, seeing central banks as powerless to revive an anemic global economy, are championing a resurgence of fiscal spending. (more…)

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It’s time to invest in gold: Haywood http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144014 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144014#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:33:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144014 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144014>Article Link</a> The gold industry has firmly overcome so many obstacles in 2016, while at the same time reinventing itself, that there are no signs of the weakness some analysts talk about. This is the main takeaway from Haywood Securities latest Gold Producers Industry Report. (more…)

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Commodities funds may offer inflation hedge http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144005 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144005#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:18:00 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144005 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=144005>Article Link</a> If you look in the average investor’s closet of anxieties, inflation is probably the biggest, scariest monster of them all. And increasingly, investors have been looking at commodities funds as a way to offset the effects of inflation and diversify their portfolios. (more…)

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Sell gold at $1,290-95/oz http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143994 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143994#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2016 22:14:54 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143994 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143994>Article Link</a> A strong intermediate resistance lies around $1,278-85 followed by a stronger one at $1,295-1,305. Only a fall below $1,250 could revive bearish hopes for $1,208-10 levels. The favoured view expects prices to test resistance around $1,295-1,305, while supports around $1,245-50 holds for the week. (more…)

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This is the commodity to play: Gartman http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143919 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143919#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:25:04 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143919 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143919>Article Link</a> Investors looking for a buy should still look to gold, even as the U.S. dollar rallies, according to commodities king Dennis Gartman. While the greenback has strengthened in the past week, Gartman and other market watchers argue that bullion is still interesting to watch given its short term trends versus the dollar. (more…)

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Three Reasons To Be Bullish On Gold http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143914 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143914#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:23:28 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143914 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143914>Article Link</a> Since the peak of the last gold bull market in September 2011, both buyers and sellers (mostly miners) of gold have been mired in a titanic and frustrating struggle to find an equilibrium clearing range, a price range that will ensure a steady amount of supply and demand growth year-in and year-out. (more…)

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Safe havens face correction http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143912 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143912#comments Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:22:26 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143912 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143912>Article Link</a> Kerr Neilson, the founder of Platinum Asset Management and who ranked as one of the Australia’s wealthiest men in this year’s BRW Rich List with a personal wealth of nearly $2 billion, believes the financial aberration that caused his $23bn fund such pain over the last year is now close to its nadir. (more…)

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Gold coins to be most preferred this festive season: World Gold Council http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143893 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143893#comments Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:22:45 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143893 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143893>Article Link</a> This festive season, Indians are more likely to purchase branded gold coins because of the quality assurance and Government of India backing them, a World Gold Council report said. Gold has been considered as an auspicious metal in Indian society and hence holds a special place. Along its ties with Indian traditions, Indians have been buying as an instrument for investment. (more…)

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Now may be the right the time to invest in gold http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143848 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143848#comments Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:03:56 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143848 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143848>Article Link</a> Despite recent falls in the price of gold, now may be the time to add exposure to the precious metal thanks to demand from Asia, experts suggest. Gold prices performed well earlier through 2016, hitting a two-year high of $1,366 per ounce in July this year, but have since slumped. Prices are down 6 percent over the past two weeks and finished around $1,254 at the end of Monday trading. Year-to-date, gold prices are up 18 percent. (more…)

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Are commodities a good investment? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143833 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143833#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:18:18 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143833 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143833>Article Link</a> Commodities derive their investment returns very differently from other investments like stocks and bonds, and that makes them a good diversifier, said Andy Kapyrin, director of research at RegentAtlantic in Morristown. (more…)

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Five factors drive the outlook for gold http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143827 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143827#comments Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:16:01 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143827 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143827>Article Link</a> Investors sitting on a 20% gain so far this year face choice of selling or doubling-down. Has the gold price peaked for the year? The precious metal has just experienced its worst week since June 2013, falling 5 per cent as investors increasingly believe that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this year, bolstering the US dollar. (more…)

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Gold Investors Have Doubled Their Money in 2016 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143783 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143783#comments Thu, 06 Oct 2016 22:44:31 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143783 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143783>Article Link</a> Commodity funds have gained 125% this year, making them the best performing sector of 2016. Thanks to a recovery in the oil price and a low interest rate environment, the top funds year to date are all commodity related. (more…)

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Commodities to struggle to regain stance in portfolios: JPM http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143773 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143773#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:32:24 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143773 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143773>Article Link</a> Commodities will battle to regain a prized place in many portfolios after the “super cycle” fizzled out and in a world of muted global growth, executives at JP Morgan Asset Management said. The sector could, however, claw back a shred of its former glory by providing some diversification benefits, they said during a conference by the fund manager in London this week. (more…)

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Two Charts That Every Gold Investor Needs to Keep an Eye On http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143766 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143766#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2016 23:29:41 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143766 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143766>Article Link</a> Gold got off to a great start this year, but it’s been tumbling hard in recent days. It’s now over 7 percent off its highs of the year. Now there’s a major debate about what’s next for this precious metal. (more…)

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Merrill: Drop in gold might be a buying opportunity http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143746 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143746#comments Wed, 05 Oct 2016 01:55:28 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143746 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143746>Article Link</a> Investors should use the recent drop in gold prices as a buying opportunity, as increased volatility in the market ahead of a potential Fed interest rate hike could lead investors to seek refuge in the precious metal, according to Francisco Blanch, head of global commodities and derivatives research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. (more…)

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Should commodities be part of one’s portfolio? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143706 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143706#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 01:39:08 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143706 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143706>Article Link</a> One asset class that has performed well this year is commodities. Traditionally, commodities serve as an excellent diversifier of one’s investment portfolio. Many asset allocators such as the sovereign wealth funds and university endowment funds have allocated a portion of their portfolio to commodities. (more…)

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Gold Investment’s ‘Remarkable Return’ Set to Run in 2017 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143675 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143675#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:38:58 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143675 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143675>Article Link</a> Gold investment is set to keep growing into 2017 says a new report from leading analysts, because the financial and economic backdrop to this year’s “remarkable” return of Western money managers to precious metals is set to continue. (more…)

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What is the best way to buy gold? http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143656 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143656#comments Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:08:12 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143656 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143656>Article Link</a> Should I look at miners, bullion or exchange-traded products? Many investors perceive it to be a haven during times of market turmoil, so it can do well during financial crises. Historically, it has also traded in a way that shows a low correlation to other financial assets. (more…)

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Mitsubishi: Gold Headed For Quarterly Gain On Investment Demand http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143629 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143629#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:54:37 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143629 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143629>Article Link</a> Gold is on track for its third straight quarterly price gain thanks to investment demand, reports Mitsubishi. While down from the July high for the year, spot gold is still higher than on the final day of the second quarter. “Gold is likely to register a third successive quarter of…gains – its best performance since 2011 when bullion was on the run-up to its all-time nominal high,” Mitsubishi says. (more…)

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Chinese Commodities Strategy - Food For Thought http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143616 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143616#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:12:04 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143616 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143616>Article Link</a> China is the world’s most populous nation with over 1.37 billion people. China is a significant producer of raw materials - the country has tremendous reserves of minerals and metals and the capacity to produce enormous quantities of agricultural products. (more…)

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How to Invest in the Commodities Turnaround http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143615 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143615#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:11:38 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143615 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143615>Article Link</a> It’s been a rough couple of years for the commodities group. Investors nearly abandoned most of the sector during this time, leaving energy and fertilizer stocks in the dust. But in 2016, there was some relief. Gold has rebounded and is up 20% year-to-date. Oil hit lows in February but has bounced off that level and hasn’t re-visited it. (more…)

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Gold price: ‘Buying fatigue’ could be a turning point http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143608 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143608#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:34 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143608 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143608>Article Link</a> Bullish bets on price rising fall as US presidential election and possible interest rates rise add to pressure. Gold could be facing a turning point at the end of what has so far proved to be one of its best years for four decades. (more…)

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Investing in gold is the best ‘speculative’ bet there is today http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143606 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143606#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:06 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143606 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143606>Article Link</a> Gold, simply put, is an investment. And I try to view it as such, based on the current macro and market conditions. It’s moderately risky as far as investments go, sure. But anyone who tries to paint the precious metal as a bulwark against disaster or a pitfall to be perpetually avoided is missing a key piece of the market puzzle. (more…)

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Is Investor Appetite for Commodities Picking Up? (Video) http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143595 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143595#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:35:25 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143595 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143595>Article Link</a> Tim Evans, Long Leaf Trading Group’s founder and chief market strategist, discusses the outlook for gold and oil prices with Bloomberg’s David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.”. (more…)

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Commodity market is not for investors http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143594 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143594#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:35:07 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143594 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143594>Article Link</a> It is a place where users can hedge to mitigate the risk in the physical market. Commodity exchanges are witnessing a lot of action since SEBI took charge. With the trading and other processes getting streamlined, these could be an alternate asset class that investors could consider in the future. (more…)

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Buy, Hold & Lose: How a Commodities Roll Undercuts Investors http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143580 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143580#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:53:44 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143580 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143580>Article Link</a> Investors in commodity index funds are coming up short in 2016, even after rallies in more than a dozen raw materials, including sugar, gold and soybeans. While spot prices tracked by the Bloomberg Commodity Index are up 16 percent this year, the total return for funds linked to the gauge was about half that amount, data compiled by Bloomberg show. (more…)

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Commodity bulls dare to exude optimism http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143559 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143559#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:14:18 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143559 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143559>Article Link</a> After five lean years some investors sense a turning point for the sector. After five years of consecutive declines, has the commodities market finally bottomed? With a leading index up 7 per cent from the start of the year and a jump in investment flows into the market, some investors are daring to be optimistic although others remain resolutely on the sidelines. (more…)

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The ultimate gold investing primer http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143552 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143552#comments Wed, 21 Sep 2016 23:11:32 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143552 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143552>Article Link</a> When it comes to investing in gold, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. The form in which you hold this yellow metal will largely depend on why you own it in the first place. The way that is most sensible for you will depend on a variety of factors, including liquidity needs, tax status and privacy concerns, among others. (more…)

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In with a bang, out with whimper: How commodities may end the year http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143519 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143519#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:35 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143519 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143519>Article Link</a> For commodities, 2016 started with a bang. If history is any guide, it will end with a whimper. With supply gluts persisting from corn to oil, traders are gearing up for declines. Investors pulled $US791 million out of exchange-traded funds tracking commodities over the past month, a reversal from earlier this year that have still left inflows up by $US34.1 billion for the year. (more…)

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Oil Investors Flee as OPEC Freeze Hopes Face Supply Reality http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143513 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143513#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:57:59 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143513 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143513>Article Link</a> Oil speculators headed for the sidelines as OPEC members prepare to discuss freezing output in the face of signs the supply glut will linger. (more…)

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Gold steady as investors remain cautious ahead of central bank meetings http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143509 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143509#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:56:04 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143509 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143509>Article Link</a> Gold was little changed early on Monday, after touching a two-week low on Friday, as investors remained cautious ahead of central bank meetings in Japan and the United States this week. Spot gold was steady at $1,310.06 an ounce by 0055 GMT. The yellow metal dropped 0.3 per cent to $1,306.26 on Friday, its lowest since September 1. (more…)

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Barclays: Investor Demand For Gold ‘Likely To Persist’ http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143508 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143508#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:55:30 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143508 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143508>Article Link</a> Barclays anticipates investor demand for gold will persist on concerns about the global economy, with the bank also saying investment in commodities generally should hold up. The bank reports that some $54 billion has flowed into commodity exchange-traded products and index investments so far in 2016. (more…)

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Commodities attract record $54bn of inflows http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143497 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143497#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 01:02:45 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143497 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143497>Article Link</a> Is the sun shining again on commodity investments? With inflows of $54bn during January and August, investment flows into the asset class are at an all-time high for the first eight months of any year, according to Barclays. (more…)

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Spooked Gold Bull Cohen Trims Holdings as Yields Rise http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143488 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143488#comments Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:59:40 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143488 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143488>Article Link</a> The Federal Reserve is giving some gold investors a case of the jitters. Cohen & Steers Capital Management, which oversees $61 billion in assets, was overweight on gold until last week, when comments from some Federal Reserve officials boosted speculation that the central bank will tighten monetary policy as soon as this month. (more…)

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Legendary Investor Stan Druckenmiller Is Increasing Commodity Exposure http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143433 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143433#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:44:45 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143433 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143433>Article Link</a> If the investing community’s track record is ultimately the only thing that matters, and Stan Druckenmiller has one (since 1986, he has averaged returns of 30%) without posting a single down year (he returned 11% during the market meltdown in 2008). (more…)

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Race into commodity investments risks stalling as rallies falter http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143415 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143415#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:00:40 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143415 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143415>Article Link</a> Flows into commodity investments have hit their highest levels since the global financial crisis as negative interest rates boost the appeal of real assets, but they risk reversing as rallies falter in metals and oil. The threat of investors liquidating their commodity stakes has climbed in recent years as speculative funds have become dominant and longer-term investors increasingly shun the sector. (more…)

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Commodities investing only a mother could love http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143414 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143414#comments Mon, 12 Sep 2016 01:00:23 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143414 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143414>Article Link</a> There is a long-term, buy-and-hold case for natural resources equities. The man who runs this summer’s best-performing large US mutual fund did a smart thing at the start of the year. Shanquan Li, manager of the Oppenheimer Gold & Special Minerals fund, switched out a large holding of gold, which he owned through an exchange-traded fund, for stakes in some of the world’s big gold mining companies. (more…)

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Investing in commodities: Of mice and markets http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143395 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143395#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:50:59 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143395 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143395>Article Link</a> A surge in speculation is making commodity markets more volatile. A game of cat and mouse appears to be taking place in the oil market. The felines are big producers who want prices to go higher, the rodents speculators betting that they will fall. (more…)

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Is It Time to Start Buying Commodities? (Video) http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143390 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143390#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:49:38 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143390 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143390>Article Link</a> Chris Gaffney, EverBank World Markets president, discusses the outlook for commodities with Bloomberg’s David Gura and Vonnie Quinn on “Bloomberg Markets.”. (more…)

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Buy gold on rebound rally http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143383 http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143383#comments Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:47:57 +0000 VRS http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143383 <br> <a href=http://www.opalesque.com/Commodities_Briefing/?p=143383>Article Link</a> The gold price reached the long-term resistance target projection level of $1,360 before consolidating and retreating. The retreat offers a buying opportunity for an uptrend continuation back to $1,360 and higher. There are four technical features that suggest a bullish rebound. (more…)

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