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Funds Are Most Bullish on Gold in Four Years as Prices Hit Record

(Bloomberg) -- Money managers became the most bullish on gold in more than four years as prices surged to a fresh record earlier this week.

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Hedge funds and other large speculators boosted their net-long position in Comex futures and options by 21,030 contracts in the week through May 21, according to US government data. That’s the highest since mid-April 2020.

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Investors have been cashing in after Monday’s record, with the precious metal heading for its worst week this year. Still bullion is up 13% this year on the back of central-bank purchases, robust demand in Asia and conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East that underscore its haven status.

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