by Mark O’byrne, GoldCore:
– World’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater buys $68 million of gold ETF in Q2
– Investors poured $870 million into SPDR Gold in Q2
– Billionaire Paulson keeps 4.36 million shares in SPDR Gold
– “Risks are now rising and do not appear appropriately priced in” – warns Dalio on Linkedin
– Investors should avoid ETFs and paper gold and own physical gold
– Given negative interest rates, companies should consider allocating some of corporate deposits to physical gold as done by Munich Re
Hedge-fund managers including billionaire John Paulson are being rewarded as investor worries over everything from uneven economic data to U.S.-North Korean tensions fuel a rally in bullion.
At the end of June, Paulson & Co. owned 4.36 million shares of SPDR Gold Shares, a U.S. government filing showed Monday. That’s unchanged from the three months through March. Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, added the ETF to its portfolio in the quarter, with the purchase of 577,264 shares valued at $68.1 million, a regulatory filing showed Aug. 10. Templeton Global Advisors Ltd. boosted its stake in Barrick Gold Corp.
Investors poured $870 million into SPDR Gold in the second quarter, taking the fund’s total assets to $34 billion as U.S. inflation continued to undershoot the Federal Reserve’s target, putting at risk policy makers’ projection for rising interest rates. While the prospect of monetary policy tightening remains, investors recently turned their focus on geopolitical strains as North Korea’s Kim Jong Un threatened the U.S. territory of Guam, boosting demand for bullion as a haven.
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