Speculation

Hedge funds and other speculators misjudged gold prices for a second time in three weeks.
While speculators have reduced their net long gold positions from a high of 254,000 contracts in August 2011 to around 34,000 contracts as of year-end, the physical market has been booming.
While speculators have reduced their net long gold positions from a high of 254,000 contracts in August 2011 to around 34,000 contracts as of year-end, the physical market has been booming.
Bitcoin behaves more like a speculative investment than a currency, according to a new economic study.
The concern is that the Federal Reserve may consider "tapering" its bond buying program at its Dec. 17-18 policy meeting. We do not feel the U.S. Federal Reserve would use one "questionable" report to modify its current stimulus program.
Wholesale dealing in gold was muted Monday morning in London, with prices bouncing off their lowest level in almost four weeks at $1,280 per ounce as European stock markets rose.
Iceland is tempering lifting capital controls as the new government says it will keep some restrictions on currency speculation.
Four high-ranking Republican members of the House Committee on Financial Services accused the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Wednesday of wasting time and money when implementing a law that would have set position limits on derivatives tied to 28 physical commodities.
A CFTC commissioner says the agency should appeal a federal judge’s decision blocking Dodd-Frank Act limits on speculation in oil, natural gas and other commodities.
A U.S. district court today vacated a controversial Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) rule that would have set position limits on derivatives tied to 28 physical commodities, and remanded the rule to the agency.