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Greenspan Joins Firm That Bet Against US Housing Market

Greenspan joins firm that made billions betting against the housing market

Reuters
January 15, 2008

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Hedge fund manager John Paulson, who earned billions of dollars last year by betting against the housing market, said on Tuesday that former Federal Reserve board chairman Alan Greenspan will advise his firm.

Greenspan, whose words can still move financial markets, will advise Paulson on the global economy for an undisclosed amount of money, the hedge fund said in a statement.

By joining the New York-based fund, Greenspan becomes the latest former Washington insider to work in the fast growing $2 trillion hedge fund industry. Former Treasury Secretaries Lawrence Summers and John Snow provide advice to D.E. Shaw and Cerberus.

 

Goldman Sachs Hints at $1000 Gold and $135 Oil

24/7 Wallstreet
January 16, 2008

Goldman Sachs is RAISING ITS 2008 GOLD FORECASTS factoring for a recession in the U.S. in both Q2 and Q3 2008, leading to a weaker U.S. Dollar target of $1.51/Euro (up from $1.35) over the next six months. The prior $800/ounce gold target is now put at an average of $915/ounce for all of 2008, with an exit 2008 commodity price of $850 (up from $825 prior). The call is based on support from investment demand, purchases from emerging market central banks, and the ongoing declining mine supplies.

Goldman Sachs is also raising its 2009 and 2010 gold prices:

2009 prices are now expected to be $870/ounce (up from $852);
2010 prices are now expected to be $940/ounce (up from $907);

Near-term Goldman Sachs notes a possibility of a spike past $1,000.00 that could be the effect of further credit events and increases in oil prices.

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