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All eyes focused on the last jobs report of '13
Breakfast with Benjamin: Watching the last jobs report of the year, plus Vanguard as the Wal-Mart of ETFs, retailers show early weakness, shrinking health care jobs, Deutsche Bank abandons commodities trading, and unions pay fast food protesters.
Consider climate change and the forecast for commodities
The topic of climate change has generated intense interest and debate in circles from academia to Hollywood to Wall Street. Most recently, a leaked draft of the latest report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of adverse effects of rising temperatures on the ...
Gold bears persist as metal heads for big monthly drop
Investors remain largely bearish on gold as the metal heads for its biggest monthly drop since June and its first annual drop since 2000. Even hedge fund manager John Paulson, one-time bull, wouldn't add more at current levels.
Bitcoin is soaring, but financial advisers are steering clear for now
Despite the Bitcoin hype, many advisers are steering clear of the online currency, which is unregulated by central banks and traded freely on the Internet.
Goldman sees increased risk factors facing commodities
Plus: Emerging markets get dicey, butting heads with Buffett, hedging with ETFs, more Bitcoin buzz
Rebound in gold suits big guns Paulson, Soros
Hedge fund manager John Paulson maintained his position in the SPDR Gold Trust as the metal rebounded recently but his gold fund is down 62% so far this year. George Soros bought a stake in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF. Different strokes.
Gold: Down but not out
Despite the drop in the price of gold this year, accomodative central bank policies and even the run-up in stocks bode well for the commodity. And don't forget the gold mining companies.
Money management tips from central bankers
With huge balance sheets to manage, central banks diversify away from bonds, buy gold. What can advisers learn from the Ben Bernankes of the world?
Is gold still an attractive investment?
Last week's string of positive U.S. economic data is once again drawing attention to the direction of gold prices. What will trigger the precious metal's next valuation move?
How investors lose 89% of gains from futures funds
An in-depth look at managed futures, which can be a confusing asset class for investors and advisers alike.
Is the great correlation over?
Live from the IN Alternatives Investments Conference: Low rates, economic uncertainty and surprises have pushed asset classes in the same direction
Take Five with Dave Nadig of Index Universe's ETF Analytics
Exchange-traded products have allowed investors to take advantage of higher commodities prices, he says
Gold bulls boost wagers to highest since January
Gold bulls are making their biggest bets on a gold rally since January amid growing signs the U.S. will lead a military strike against Syria.
Gold demand declines to four-year low
Gold demand fell 12 percent to a four-year low in the second quarter as record exchange-traded product sales and less central bank buying countered surging jewelry, bar and coin purchases, the World Gold Council said.
Palladium: A good alternative to gold?
Fundamentals support gains in the commodity while some still see good reason to invest in gold
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- Mountain of money in nontraded REITs continues to hold Wall Street's attention
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