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Inflation backlash?! That's what Rob Lutts predicts. So the founder and CIO of Cabot Money Management suggests preparing an anti-inflation strategy: gold ETFs and stocks.
Three market predictions: Robin Griffiths at Cazenove Capital told CNBC he sees the euro falling to $1.30 — and possibly lower; the S&P 500 will continue to plummet; and gold may slip to $750 — before rallying toward $1,400.
Gold prices rallied 14 percent over the last two weeks as stocks declined — but the precious metal is down for the quarter. But Dan Smith of Standard Chartered remains bullish.
The Dow, Nasdaq and S&P are down (as of this writing); oil, gasoline and natural gas are up. The dollar is down against the euro and the British pound. So where is gold headed? Up, says BlackRock's Evy Hambro.
Precious metals still have plenty of upside, two strategists told CNBC. Evaristo Stanziale, senior vice president at SCS Commodities, and Mark Hansen, director of trading at CPM Group, offered their insights into gold and other safe-haven commodities.
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Precious metals are about to jump. So says Peter McGuire, managing director at Commodity Warrants Australia. He offered his commodities insights to CNBC.
For the week ending Friday, August 22, 2008, the U.S. major Indices fell for the week on the unknown future of mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, downbeat home construction July data, and soaring producer prices. The NASDAQ Composite performed the worst for the week, declining 1.54%, its steepest decline since Independence Day week. However, Friday was a positive day for the markets helped by a welcome speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a pull back in the price of crude. The Dow had three days of triple-digit point gains & losses, netting to finish almost flat for the week.
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The recent correction in gold and oil prices might not be completely over. Stefan Risse, chief market strategist at CMC Markets, told CNBC why he thinks investors should be wary.
Gold demand is soaring. George Milling-Stanley, manager of gold market analysis at World Gold Council, offered CNBC some fun facts about the "6,000-year-old hedge" -- and why he wishes he could buy more of it.
Cramer recommended stocks he thinks could see a gain going into the Republican National Convention.
Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of T. Rowe Price and Honda popped while General Motors and Costco dropped.
After the close, Washington Mutual reported earnings notably below expectations. The bad news is that there is more credit deterioration, which is creating more provisions for losses. The good news is the company felt they had "sufficient capital", with $40 b of available liquidity at the end of the quarter, and that 2008 would be the peak year of loss provisioning.
Oil's trend lower has whipped up buying in stocks and could do the same Wednesday, if a string of major blue chips' earnings don't disappoint before the opening bell.
Lockheed Martin won a potential $3.6 billion contract to start building a new generation of global positioning satellites that will boost accuracy for worldwide users, the Air Force said Thursday.
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The chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co. finds special encouragement in this week's positive news about consumer spending, and the smaller-than-expected decline in jobs.