[Ed. Note: Billionaires buying gold via paper ETF’s… here’s to hoping Mr. Soros gets what he’s got coming when the paper Ponzi finally implodes.]
from Gold Core:
An important positive development for the gold market is billionaire financiers George Soros and John Paulson have again increased their allocations to gold as seen in the latest SEC filings.
George Soros more than doubled his shares in the SPDR gold trust ETF.
He increased his position in SPDR Gold to $137.3 million in the second quarter from $52 million previously. SEC filing for the second quarter showed Soros Fund Management more than doubled its investment in the SPDR Gold Trust from 319,550 shares to 884,400 shares at the end of June.
In September 2010 (see chart), Soros called gold “the ultimate bubble” and largely dumped his stake in the ETF before gold recorded annual gains in 2010 and 2011 and rose to a nominal high of $1,920.30 per ounce in September.
There was speculation at the time that he may have sold the SPDR trust in order to own far safer allocated gold bars.
Another billionaire investor respected for his financial acumen is John Paulson and Paulson & Co increased its holdings by 26% by purchasing an additional 4.53 million shares of the SPDR Gold Trust to bring entire holding to 21.8 million shares.