Opalesque Futures Briefing » Metals/Bullion http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Gold to silver ratio and managed futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12940 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12940#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:35:39 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12940 Silver to gold ratio approaching 70:1. One key reason why investors incorporate individual commodities like gold and silver and Managed futures into their portfolio. Managed futures are like hedge funds where by the manager’s trade on behalf of their clients in metals, energies, agriculture, to just name of few of the sectors they focus on. Curious?
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The Big Boys Are Dumping Gold Futures As Rally Pauses http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12727 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12727#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:01:05 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12727 Big traders have been dumping gold futures recent weeks at the same time that investors who prefer exchange-traded funds are standing pat. That’s a worrisome sign for gold bulls, since they short-term momentum trends seems to have reversed.
Rebecca Cheong, head of Americas equity derivatives strategy at UBS Securities in New York, says that futures positioning tells a different story. She…

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Advisers’ favourites fail to find gold: Morningstar http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11150 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11150#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:10:55 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11150 Not one of the 13 alternative investment strategies most actively sold by financial advisers is worthy of a gold rating, ratings house, Morningstar believes. Morningstar senior analyst manager research, Julian Robertson, revealed that the ratings house had downgraded the Aspect Diversified Futures strategy from bronze to neutral, a move that was attributed to “turnover among key staff”.
He said the performance…

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Copper hits highest since Feb, zinc races to 3-year peak, thanks to CTAs http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10335 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10335#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:51:45 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10335 Copper, aluminium and zinc touched fresh peaks on Tuesday, driven by speculators buying back short positions as the outlook for the global economy brightened.
“It’s short-covering by funds and CTAs (commodity trading advisors). Copper went up through resistance, as did zinc,” a London trader said. CTAs, also known as managed future funds, often use computer trading strategies based on chart patterns………………………………………..Full…

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Funds raise bullish gold bets http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10251 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10251#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 01:15:36 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10251 Hedge funds and money managers increased their bullish bets in gold futures and options last week, their first increase in five weeks as bullion prices climbed, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday.
The group, also known as managed money, cut their net long position in copper, and trimmed their net short position in silver, the…

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Gold bears bet wrong again as Fed talk favors bulls: Commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9980 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9980#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:22:17 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9980 Bearish speculators misjudged gold bets again as the release of Federal Reserve minutes extended this month’s rally in bullion. Money managers cut their net-long position to the lowest since February in the week ended April 8. The minutes of the Fed’s March meeting the next day played down forecasts for higher rates, and gold had its biggest weekly gain in…

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Why silver is poised to surge in 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9596 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9596#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2014 01:03:47 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9596 Silver is poised for a massive recovery upleg in 2014, a mean reversion from last year’s dismal action. The main driver of silver’s initial strength will be American futures speculators covering shorts. These bearish bets on silver soared to a bull-record high last month, which will require exceptional buying to unwind. Futures speculators as a herd always bet wrong at…

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‘Mr Copper’ bucks commodities gloom with double-digit returns for third year http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9535 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9535#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:32:01 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9535 Hedge fund manager Michael Farmer, dubbed Mr Copper, says demand for metal has been higher than expected. Michael Farmer, the London-based hedge fund manager and Conservative co-treasurer, has generated a third year of double-digit returns, bucking a losing trend that has dogged global commodity funds in 2013.
His Red Kite physical metals fund is thought to be up more than 40pc…

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The weekly gold digger! http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 03:14:24 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9294 Managed futures accounts increased their positioning in the Gold market by 84,666 contracts. Gold hedge firms had decreased their positioning in Gold. Central banks have cut back on purchases as of late reducing reserves. Bullion holdings in the ETF’s have decreased by 27 % this year. India has raised its Gold import tax three different occasions to stimulate purchases within…

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Gold bulls cut wagers as Goldman sees more losses: Commodities http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 01:54:10 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9004 Speculators got less bullish on gold, selling long contracts at the fastest pace this year as prices fell the most in almost three months on prospects for less central-bank stimulus. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said the retreat has further to go.
The net-long position held by hedge funds and other large speculators fell 16 percent to 84,929 futures and options in…

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