Billionaire investor George Soros is increasingly bearish on gold.
Soros cut his investment in the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) in half during the fourth quarter, according to a regulatory filing according to a money.cnn report.
The $8.5 billion Soros Fund Management now owns 600,000 shares of the gold ETF, worth an estimated $97 million. That's down from 1.3 million shares, worth more than $227 million, in the third quarter. The ETF is one of the most widely held gold-backed ETFs.
Soros also sold his stake in gold miner Kinross Gold Corp. (KGC), which was worth about $18 million, but held onto 1.7 million shares of Freeport-McMoran (FCX, Fortune 500), worth about $46 million...