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Are Hedge Funds Bailing Out of Gold?

Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

Hedge funds were buyers of Citi when the stock was at a buck. So what is the smart money doing now?

For insights we turned to Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner at Skybridge Capital.

Scaramucci says the play right now is shortgold . You read that right – short gold.

Here’s his thesis:

"I don’t think inflation will hit the nation without real wage growth," explains Scaramucci. And we're not seeing wage growth."

"Also we’ve got excess global capacity in manufacturing," he adds.

Ultimately, I expect gold to disappoint.

Hedge Funds Bailing Out of Gold?
Anthony Scaramucci, of Skybridge Capital, discusses what's next for gold with the Fast Money traders.



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