Michael Widmer

Type: Person
Name: Michael Widmer
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

UPDATE: Gold turns south as safe-haven demand ebbs

Gold for August (GCQ4) delivery shed $7.60 to settle at $1,306.30 an ounce. September silver (SIU4) closed flat at $21 an ounce. In a sign that investors have turned more upbeat, the S&P 500 set a fresh intraday record and is within striking distance ... [Published Morningstar.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Gold rises on Ukraine, Gaza tensions

The price of gold rose Monday as heightened tensions over Ukraine and the Gaza strip bolstered demand for the precious metal.Gold futures for August delivery changed hands at $1,315.90 an ounce in afternoon trading on the Comex in New York, up $4.90, ... [Published Mining.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

I-Team investigation prompts change in Swansea police policy

SWANSEA, Mass. -Most of us have called in sick to work at one time or another. But what if staying home could actually be more lucrative than going into work?The NBC 10 I-Team got a tip that a handful of police officers in Swansea called in sick, then ... [Published TurnTo10.com - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of America Merril Lynch raises 2014 gold price forecast to $1,308 per Oz

NEW DELHI (Scrap Monster): The Bank of America Merrill Lynch has raised its gold price forecast for 2014 by nearly 1% to $1,308 per Oz from the earlier forecast of $1,298 per Oz. The bank has cited lack of mine supply growth and demand growth from emerging ... [Published Shanghai Metals Market - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Time to invest in metals?

Michael Widmer, metals strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, says the market in doing "reasonably well" and outlines how best to invest in the sector. ... [Published CNBC - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Convention center director leaves no loose ends

Jim Rooney was fuming.His legislation to spend $1 billion to expand the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center was under attack. Opponents had accused him of sneaking $110 million of subsidies into the bill for a private hotel project. Amendments were ... [Published Boston Globe - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Governor's bid for more budget-cutting clout befuddles observers

Gov. Deval Patrick’s surprise request yesterday for more budget-slashing power set off speculation on Beacon Hill, as puzzled watchdogs and legislators grasped for theories, including whether Patrick is looking to plug a possible budget gap should voters ... [Published Boston Herald - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

BofA-ML raises 2014 gold price forecast

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has raised its 2014 gold price forecast, citing a lack of mine supply growth and steady demand for the yellow metal from emerging markets.The bank lifted its gold price forecast for this year by 0.8 per cent to $1,308 per ... [Published Economic Times - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

Copper, other metals fall after weak US Q1 growth data

LONDON: Copper and other metals fell on Wednesday after data showed US economic growth weakened at a steeper rate than expected in the first quarter, but then pared losses on views that output has since rebounded.US gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 ... [Published Financial Daily - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Copper rebounds to 3-week high, shuns weak U.S. data

* Europe, Asia equities fall on Iraq fears * Market ignores weak Q1 data on U.S. economy * ME copper stocks down 57 pct this year (Updates with closing prices) By Susan Thomas and Eric Onstad LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - Copper rebounded to a three-week ... [Published Sharenet - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 15 2014 - Updated Jun 15 2014 - 1 reports

Brockton mayor wants nonprofits to pay

Sticking to a campaign promise not to raise taxes, Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter released a $375 million budget last week that omits a 2.5 percent increase allowed under the tax limits of Proposition 2½.Instead, the new mayor said he is on a quest for ... [Published Boston Globe - Jun 15 2014]
First reported May 27 2014 - Updated May 27 2014 - 1 reports

Head of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation leaving

BOSTON (AP) - The head of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation has announced plans to retire. Michael Widmer has been president since 1992 of the non-partisan research organization that has been influential in state budget analysis and other major ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 27 2014]

Quotes

"we believe that physical demand from emerging markets will gain further clout in the medium term as countries get more affluent, suggesting the worst may be behind the gold market" Widmer said
"the idea that the same individual would call in sick and then do a police detail, that's a first that i've heard of" the foundation's Michael Widmer said
"we believe the continued monetary easing, accompanied by asset price inflation in many countries causes some apprehension that should bring investors back into the market" BofA analyst Michael Widmer said in a note on Thursday
"right now, for the next leg up, i think what you need to see a proper decline in lme inventories. until then you will see a rangebound market" Michael Widmer, metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, told a presentation in London

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UPDATE: Gold turns south as safe-haven demand ebbs [Published Morningstar.com - 14 hours ago]
Gold turns south as earnings, data mount [Published Morningstar.com - Jul 22 2014]
Gold rises on Ukraine, Gaza tensions [Published Mining.com - Jul 21 2014]
Bank of America Merril Lynch raises 2014 gold p... [Published Shanghai Metals Market - Jul 15 2014]
I-Team investigation prompts change in Swansea ... [Published TurnTo10.com - Jul 14 2014]
Time to invest in metals? [Published CNBC - Jul 14 2014]
Convention center director leaves no loose ends [Published Boston Globe - Jul 14 2014]
Governor's bid for more budget-cutting clout be... [Published Boston Herald - Jul 12 2014]
BofA-ML raises 2014 gold price forecast [Published Economic Times - Jul 11 2014]
Copper, other metals fall after weak US Q1 grow... [Published Financial Daily - Jun 27 2014]
Copper rebounds to 3-week high, shuns weak U.S.... [Published Sharenet - Jun 25 2014]
Suspected scam hits global metal prices [Published Asiaone - Jun 16 2014]
Brockton mayor wants nonprofits to pay [Published Boston Globe - Jun 15 2014]
Turkish Lira, Shares Firm, Interest Rates Seen ... [Published Gulf Time UAE - Jun 15 2014]
Head of Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation leaving [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 27 2014]
Gold eases back after Putin speech [Published Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom RSS feed - Mar 18 2014]
EU’s Deflationary Fear Might Cap Rise of Gold [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Mar 17 2014]
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EU’s Deflationary Fear Might Cap Rise of Gold [Published OANDA Forex Blog - Mar 17 2014]
The price of spot gold extended its seemingly unstoppable run to $1,400 last week but Michael Widmer, a metals strategist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, believes that persistent headwinds could soon end this move higher. “There’s a few things in the ...
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