speculators

After abandoning gold last year, American futures speculators are returning to the yellow metal in droves.
Alas, the basic mechanism of price discovery of anything traded on an exchange has been terminally infected by speculators having access to unlimited funds and super fast computers for trading.
In the case of gold and silver the banks have absorbed physical demand by continually running net short positions. We cannot say that all of this demand would have existed without the banks’ intervention.
In the case of gold and silver the banks have absorbed physical demand by continually running net short positions. We cannot say that all of this demand would have existed without the banks’ intervention.
Hedge funds raised bullish commodity positions by the most since November as a jump in U.S. housing starts and the first acceleration in Chinese growth since 2010 drove prices to a three-month high.
As France begins collecting its financial-transactions tax, it is becoming evident that the levy is missing those it was aimed at: speculators.
The recent decision by a U.S. District Court to remand back to the CFTC its new rules on speculative position limits, has triggered a fresh debate over whether speculators should be restricted
As oil prices soared to a record high in 2008, traders, politicians and regulators were stunned as oil made a move of historical portions. Now oil traders are cheering the overturning of position limit rules.
Speculators held positions on rising commodities near the highest in 11 months as speculation that China will act to bolster its economy and signs of improving U.S. growth boosted prices for a third consecutive week.
Gold traders are more bullish after central banks expanded their bullion reserves and fund managers increased net-long positions on expectations for a rally for the first time in three weeks.