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A Thought for the Next Relapse: Europe and Gold

Oct 22nd, 2012 | Filed under: Currencies, Hard metals, Alpha Strategies

Either Portugal or Italy could kick off a move toward the use of gold as collateral for sovereign debts. Each country has significant supplies of the stuff. Portugal, for example, has 383 metric tons, equaling 90 percent of its foreign reserves. Read More

Hedge Funds & the Global Economic Crisis: Willing Culprits or Easy Scapegoats?

Oct 11th, 2012 | Filed under: Media Coverage of Hedge Funds

“It was quite convenient to blame the Hedge Funds. They were an easy target, in that they were super-rich, a lot of them were American, and they were presented as bad people. They were blamed for what was happening to our banking system, which in reality was complete rubbish.”--Kate Walsh, Sunday Times, 2010.Read More