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Categories: Commodities

Gold Price Spikes As Investors Focus on Hard Assets

Posted by: Karyn McCormack on October 09

by David Bogoslaw Hard assets. That's what more investors are talking about and putting money into these days. Look at the price of gold this week, surging to an all-time...

Gold Hits a Five-Month High

Posted by: Ben Levisohn on September 02

After months of stagnation, gold is poised for a breakout. The precious metal rose over 22 points to close up 2.3% today, the biggest move since March. Strangely, there seems...

$70 Oil: The New Normal?

Posted by: Ben Levisohn on June 30

Few investments performed better than oil during 2009's second quarter. Black gold is up 44% for the second quarter and has traded near $70 for the past four weeks. But...

Hidden Gem of an Economic Indicator? Diamond Sales

Posted by: Lauren Young on March 26

Earlier today I wrote about our chief economist’s call that the stock market has bottomed. A housing guru also says a real estate bottom may be in sight. Apparently, the...

Gold price plummets again as hedge funds rush for the exits

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on October 23

There's still plenty of fear and even panic evident in stock markets around the world but the safest of safe havens, gold, isn't getting much love. In trading today, gold...

Looking for Good News on Inflation

Posted by: Ben Steverman on June 04

Earlier this week, I wrote about the threat that inflation poses to investors. To hedge against inflation, many investors are plowing their money into commodity funds, and thus betting on...

Get ready for another run up in agriculture prices

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on March 31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is out with its annual acreage report this morning, indicating how many acres farmers intend to devote to various crops in 2008. As you're probably...

A little more glitter for gold shoppers

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on December 07

I had a story in this week's BW magazine about investing in gold but inevitably, some good stuff got left on the cutting room floor. First, I also wanted to...

Commodities under pressure from Goldman Sachs

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on October 30

Oil, gold and a host of other commodities have been red hot this year. Today, analysts at Goldman Sachs tried to douse the flames a bit. The firm said it...

Don't copper-coat your recession forecast just yet

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on September 12

There's an old saw on Wall Street that so goes the price of copper, so goes the economy. And it's true that both of the last two recessions were preceded...


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