Lori Spechler

Senior Editor, CNBC

Lori Spechler is a Senior Editor at CNBC responsible for booking and coverage of major market events. In addition, she has written for CNBC.com and NetNet on topics ranging from gold to the height of women's heels. Formerly a trader and market-maker in commodity options, her resume includes such infamous Wall Street names as AIG Trading Corp. and Drexel Burnham Lambert Trading Corp.


  • CME Taps the Brakes on Silver Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 3:50 PM ET
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    Tapping the brakes on the silver rally, the CME today sent a letter to its clearing member firms and others raising the amount of margin needed to trade silver futures contracts. The change will go into effect after the close of business Wednesday, November 10th, 2010.

  • Silver Rallies On: Three Things To Consider Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | 3:27 PM ET
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    Silver has been rallying off the charts, fueled in part by some of the same issues behind the gold rally: very low interest rates, easy money and fear of inflation. But, here are three things to consider before jumping into the pool.

  • Gold, Silver & Why Paulson Hearts Bernanke Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 1:15 PM ET
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    Gold investor John Paulson should send Ben Bernanke a nice present this holiday season. The yellow metal is off to the races due to the $600 billion in QE2 announced yesterday. Not unexpected, the result is still a weaker dollar and buying in all the so-called precious metals: gold, silver, platinum and palladium.

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