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November 27, 2012

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HARGA EMAS: Buyback & harga jual stagnan Rp547.000-Rp586.200/ gr

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Selasa, 27 November 2012 | 08:56 WIB

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Harga emas (gram) Selasa 27 November 2012

WIB Acuan Perubahan Harga
8:30 Jual Antam Rp0 Rp547.000-Rp586.200
8:30 Buyback Antam Rp0 Rp517.000
08:27 COMEX New York  +US$0,06 US$56,31

Sumber: Antam & Bloomberg

 

JAKARTA: Harga emas di sentra penjualan emas hari ini, Selasa (27/11/2012), stagnan dari perdagangan kemarin, Senin (26/11/2012), jika mengacu pada daftar harga emas PT Aneka Tambang.

 

BUMN tambang itu merilis harga emas pukul 08:30 WIB dengan mematok harga Rp547.000-Rp586.200 per gram. Patokan harga Rp573.000 berlaku untuk pembelian emas batangan ukuran terbesar 250 gram, sedangkan Rp586.200 untuk ukuran 1 gram.

 

Sama dengan kondisi harga jual, Antam hari ini juga mematok harga buyback atau beli kembali masih sama dengan perdagangan kemarin di Rp517.000/gram untuk setiap emas yang disertai dengan sertifikat resmi PT Aneka Tambang.

 

Sedikit berbeda dengan kondisi di Tanah Air, harga emas dunia naik. Indeks COMEX  Bloomberg  menunjukkan harga emas menguat US$0,06 ke level US$56,31/gram pada pukul 8:27 WIB di New York.

 

Harga emas pekan ini diyakini akan bullish dan menyentuh Rp590.200 per gram depan seiring dengan berakhirnya November. (15/Bsi)

 

Harga Emas Antam Selasa 27 November 2012 

Gram Harga (Rp) Harga/gram (Rp)
250 136.750.000 547.000
100 54.740.000 547.400
50 27.395.000 547.900
25 13.730.000 549.200
10 5.522.000 552.200
5 2.781.500 556.300
4 2.224.800 556.200
3 1.678.600 559.533
2.5 1.405.500 562.200
2 1.132.400 566.200
1 586.200 586.200

Sumber: Antam

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WAAAH…Ternyata Uang Lecek Bikin Boros

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Minggu, 25 November 2012 | 05:24 WIB
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Saat ini ketika rerata keluarga Amerika memilik rekening tabungan hanya senilai US$3.800, kita semua mencoba menemukan cara untuk menyimpan lebih banyak uang di bank dan di dompet.

Bahkan bank sedang gencar-gencarnya dalam hal ini. Beberapa menawarkan program yang membuat anda menyimpan uang dengan menggunakan kartu debit. Tapi apa yang bisa membuat anda lebih aktif menyimpan uang dalam dompet? Jawabannya mungkin akan mengejutkan.

Peneliti di Kanada bertanya apakah penampilan fisik uang berpengaruh. Dalam penelitian, mereka menemukan bahwa individual akan mengeluarkan lebih sering uang dari saku yang berisi uang lecek.

Mereka mengklaim karena uang lecek mengembangkan perasaan jijik dan juga memiliki implikasi sosial tertentu. Jika anda membawa uang yang sobek, kotor atau lece, anda akan merasa tidak cocok dan mencoba untuk membelanjakannya lebih cepat.

Jadi trik untuk menyimpan lebih banyak uang adalah dengan mengisi dompet anda dengan uang baru. Penelitian mereka dipublikasikan online dan akan dipublikasikan pada April 2013 dalam Journal of Consumer Research.

“Penampilan fisik uang dapat mempengaruhi kebiasaan konsumsi. Konsumen cenderung menyimpulkan bahwa uang usang yang digunakan terkontaminasi, sedangkan uang baru memberikan rasa bangga,” tulis Fabrizio Di Muro dari University of Winnipeg dan Theodore J. Noseworthy dari University of Guelph.

Sebagai komoditas, uang dimaksudkan untuk dipertukarkan. Misalnya, jika Anda meminjamkan sahabat Anda $5, maka Anda seharusnya tidak peduli jika mereka membayar Anda kembali dengan lembaran uang $5 yang sama seminggu kemudian atau bahkan lima lembar $1.

Sebagai perbandingan, komoditas lain seperti berlian, real estate atau seni tidak akan sebagai cocok sebagai mata uang. Tapi apa yang telah kita pelajari dari penelitian ini adalah uang pada kenyataannya tidak dipertukarkan seperti yang pernah kita pikirkan.

Para peneliti melakukan serangkaian penelitian di mana mereka memberikan uang baru dan yang sudah rusak. Mereka kemudian meminta para konsumen untuk menyelesaikan serangkaian tugas yang berhubungan dengan belanja.

Yang mereka temukan adalah orang-orang yang diberi uang rusak cenderung lebih banyak dihabiskan dari mereka yang menerima uang baru. Selain itu, individu dengan uang rusak lebih suka untuk membayar lebih dengan uang itu. (Jibi/redorbit/k28/ija/k46) (Foto: analisadaily.com)

November 18, 2012

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Red Bull Energy Drinks Named in 21 Reports to U.S. FDA
By Anna Edney – Nov 16, 2012
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Red Bull energy drinks were named in 21 adverse event reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No deaths were cited.

The events date to 2004 and in some cases involved increased heart rate and abdominal pain, according to a list posted today on the FDA’s website. The reports cited four hospitalizations. The incidents are voluntarily reported and are deemed allegations with no conclusion drawn until investigations are completed.

The FDA released reports yesterday for Rockstar Inc., Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST), and Living Essentials LLC’s 5-Hour Energy products. The agency is making the reports public as they become available, Shelly Burgess, an FDA spokeswoman, said yesterday in a telephone interview.

5-Hour Energy was cited in 92 reports, including 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths, according to the data covering Jan. 1, 2004, to Oct. 23, 2012. Monster products were in 40 reports, with 20 hospital stays and five deaths. Rockstar was listed in 13 reports, including four hospitalizations. No deaths were attributed to Rockstar.

Monster and competitors such as PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)’s AMP Energy, for which the FDA hasn’t released data yet, aren’t bound by the agency’s guidelines for caffeine in sodas because energy drinks are often sold as dietary supplements. Soda typically can have as many as 71 milligrams of caffeine per 12 ounces for the FDA to consider it safe. The FDA may require companies to prove caffeine levels are safe if they exceed the guideline.

A Red Bull drink has 80 milligrams of caffeine, the same as an average cup of coffee, according to the product’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anna Edney in Washington at aedney@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reg Gale at rgale5@bloomberg.net
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November 14, 2012
Caffeinated Drink Cited in Reports of 13 Deaths
By BARRY MEIER

Federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths over the last four years that cited the possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy, a highly caffeinated energy shot, according to Food and Drug Administration records and an interview with an agency official.

The disclosure of the reports is the second time in recent weeks that F.D.A. filings citing energy drinks and deaths have emerged. Last month, the agency acknowledged it had received five fatality filings mentioning another popular energy drink, Monster Energy.

Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of F.D.A. records reviewed by The New York Times showed.

The filing of an incident report with the F.D.A. does not mean that a product was responsible for a death or an injury or contributed in any way to it. Such reports can be fragmentary in nature and difficult to investigate.

The distributor of 5-Hour Energy, Living Essentials of Farmington Hills, Mich., did not respond to written questions about the filings, and its top executive declined to be interviewed. Living Essentials is a unit of the product’s producer, Innovation Ventures.

However, in a statement, Living Essentials said the product was safe when used as directed and that it was “unaware of any deaths proven to be caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy.”

Since the public disclosure of reports about Monster Energy, its producer, Monster Beverage of Corona, Calif., has repeatedly said that its products are safe, adding that they were not the cause of any of the health problems reported to the F.D.A.

Shares of Monster Beverage, which traded above $80 earlier this year, closed Wednesday at $44.74.

The fast-growing energy drink industry is facing increasing scrutiny over issues like labeling disclosures and possible health risks. Some lawmakers are calling on the F.D.A. to increase its regulation of the products and the New York State attorney general is investigating the practices of several producers.

Unlike Red Bull, Monster Energy and some other energy drinks that look like beverages, 5-Hour Energy is sold in a two-ounce bottle referred to as a shot. The company does not disclose the amount of caffeine in each bottle, but a recent article published by Consumer Reports placed that level at about 215 milligrams.

An eight-ounce cup of coffee, depending on how it is made, can contain from 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine.

The F.D.A. has stated that it does not have sufficient scientific evidence to justify changing how it regulates caffeine or other ingredients in energy products. The issue of how to do so is complicated by the fact that some high-caffeine drinks, like Red Bull, are sold under agency rules governing beverages, while others, like 5-Hour Energy and Monster Energy, are marketed as dietary supplements. The categories have differing ingredient rules and reporting requirements.

In an interview Wednesday, Daniel Fabricant, the director of the agency’s division of dietary supplement programs, said the agency was looking into the death reports that cited 5-Hour Energy. He said that while medical information in such reports could rule out a link with the product, other reports could contain insufficient information to determine what role, if any, a supplement might have played.

Mr. Fabricant said that the 13 fatality reports that mentioned 5-Hour Energy had all been submitted to the F.D.A. by Living Essentials. Since late 2008, producers of dietary supplements are required to notify the F.D.A. when they become aware of a death or serious injury that may be related to their product.

Currently, the agency does not publicly disclose adverse event filings about dietary supplements like 5-Hour Energy. Companies that market energy drinks as beverages are not required to make such reports to the agency, although they can do so voluntarily, Mr. Fabricant said.

Along with caffeine, 5-Hour Energy contains other ingredients, like very high levels of certain B vitamins and a substance called taurine.

Reached by telephone, the chief executive of the Living Essentials, Manoj Bhargava, declined to discuss the filings and said he believed an article about the reports would cast the company in a negative light.

“I am not interested in making any comment,” Mr. Bhargava said.

Subsequently, the company issued a statement that said, among other things, that it took “reports of any potential adverse event tied to our products very seriously,” adding that the company complied “with all of our reporting requirements” to the F.D.A.

The company also stated that it marketed 5-Hour Energy to “hardworking adults who need an extra boost of energy.” The product’s label recommends that it not be used by woman who are pregnant or by children under 12 years of age.

The number of reports filed with the F.D.A. that mention 5-Hour Energy appears particularly striking. In 2010, for example, the F.D.A. received a total of 17 fatality reports that mentioned a dietary supplement or a weight loss product, two broad categories that cover more than 50,000 products, according to Mr. Fabricant, the F.D.A. official.

He added that it was difficult to put the volume of 5-Hour Energy filings into context because he believed that some supplement manufacturers were probably not following the mandated reporting rules and that consumers and doctors might also be unaware that they can file incident reports with the agency. Last year, the F.D.A. received only 2,000 reports about fatalities or serious injuries that cited dietary supplements and weight loss products, he said.

Another federal agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, reported late last year that more than 13,000 emergency room visits in 2009 were associated with energy drinks alone.

Along with Living Essentials, The Times sent queries last week to several producers asking whether they had received reports linking fatalities or serious injuries to their products.

Representatives for two of those companies — Red Bull and Coca-Cola, which sells NOS and Full Throttle — said they were unaware of any such reports. A representative for PepsiCo, which makes Amp, also said it was unaware of any such reports.

In addition to Red Bull, NOS, Full Throttle and Amp are also marketed as beverages, rather than as dietary supplements.

November 10, 2012

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Trans fats raise cholesterol, not blood sugar: study

Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:47pm EDT

(Reuters) – Although much-criticized trans fats raise levels of “bad” cholesterol, they don’t appear to have a lasting impact on blood sugar levels, according to a U.S. study.

Researchers, writing in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that both blood sugar and insulin, the hormone that keeps blood sugar levels in check, were similar regardless of how much trans fat people ate.

The link between trans fats and high cholesterol levels is widely accepted, but there has been a lack of clarity on the effect on blood sugar control, which is involved in diabetes.

“Although evidence from cohort studies has suggested that trans fatty acid (TFA) consumption may be associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, randomized placebo-controlled trials have yielded conflicting results,” wrote lead researcher Christos Mantzoros of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Trans fats, technically known as trans fatty acids, are found in animal products and chemically processed vegetable oils. In response to studies linking high consumption of the substances to an increased risk of heart disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required food makes to disclose trans fats on nutrition labels.

Some cities and states have banned them in restaurants or schools.

Montzoros and his colleagues pooled the results from seven experiments, including 208 people.

In five of the studies, the participants’ blood sugar, insulin and cholesterol levels were monitored for several weeks under a diet of high trans fat consumption, and again for a few weeks when the trans fats were substituted for other fats, such as palm or soybean oil.

Two of the studies compared people who ate a diet that included trans fats to others who ate a diet without trans fats.

There were no changes in blood sugar or insulin levels during the times when people ate trans fats, compared to when they ate the other fats,” Mantzoros’s group reported.

However, the researchers found that during the trans fat-eating weeks, “good” HDL cholesterol went down and “bad” LDL cholesterol went up.

“They saw what you would expect to see” regarding cholesterol, which shows that the studies were well done, said Mark Pereira, an expert in public health and nutrition at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Pereira, who was not involved in the study, said it isn’t definitive proof that trans fats can’t influence blood sugar levels.

Although several weeks is enough time to see an effect on cholesterol, he said, a potential impact on metabolism might not show up until later.

“If you’re going to control weight and switch around fats in the diet, it might take a lot longer, because these fatty acids are being gradually incorporated over time into tissues in the body,” he added.

But even if trans fats do have an impact on blood sugar control, Pereira said, it’s becoming a moot point as the amount of trans fats people eat in the United States has diminished considerably.

SOURCE: bit.ly/Rky6va

(Reporting by Elaine Lies)

November 5, 2012

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Emas kembali diburu setelah jatuh dalam
Oleh Barratut Taqiyyah – Senin, 05 November 2012 | 09:55 WIB
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SINGAPURA. Harga emas kembali menanjak setelah turun ke level terendah dalam sembilan pekan terakhir. Pagi tadi, harga emas di pasar spot naik 0,4% menjadi US$ 1.683,90 per troy ounce. Pada pukul 09.35 waktu Singapura, harga emas ditransaksikan di posisi US$ 1.680,75 per troy ounce.

Sementara itu, harga kontrak emas untuk pengantaran Desember naik 0,6% menjadi US$ 1.684,70 per troy ounce di COmex, New York. Pada pukul 08.30 waktu Singapura, kontrak yang sama berada di posisi US$ 1.681,50 per troy ounce.

Asal tahu saja, pada 2 November lalu, harga emas anjlok ke level US$ 1.674,80 per troy ounce. Ini merupakan level termurah sejak 31 Agustus lalu.

Kenaikan harga emas dipicu oleh anggapan investor bahwa penurunan yang terjadi pada si kuning sudah cukup dalam. Kondisi itu yang memicu peningkatan kepemilikan emas pada exchange traded products ke rekor baru.

“Harga emas dipertimbangkan sangat menarik pada saat ini dan permintaan emas cukup tinggi. Banyak pembeli emas secara fisik akan memborong emas pada level saat ini,” urai Sun Yonggang, macroeconomic strategist Everbright Futures Co.

November 1, 2012

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Optimisme Eropa, harga emas melompat di NY
Oleh Barratut Taqiyyah – Kamis, 01 November 2012 | 06:14 WIB | Sumber Bloomberg

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NEW YORK. Harga emas diperdagangkan menanjak ke level tertinggi dalam sepekan terakhir di New York, tadi malam. Pada pukul 13.46 waktu New York, harga kontrak emas untuk pengantaran Desember naik 0,4% menjadi US$ 1.719,10 per troy ounce.

Pada transaksi sebelumnya, kontrak yang sama berada di posisi US$ 1.726,60 per troy ounce, level tertinggi untuk kontrak teraktif sejak 23 Oktober lalu.

Kenaikan harga emas terjadi seiring spekulasi investor bahwa krisis utang Eropa dapat segera diatasi.

“Penawaran terhadap emas bertambah karena optimisme Eropa. Pelemahan dollar juga menyokong hal tersebut,” jelas Sterling Smith, futures specialist Citigroup Inc.

Posisi dollar AS memang terlihat melemah terhadap mayoritas mata uang utama dunia. Salah satu pemicunya adalah penguatan euro setelah menteri keuangan Eropa mendiskusikan untuk memberikan waktu tambahan kepada Yunani untuk memenuhi target bailout.

Sekadar tambahan, di sepanjang Oktober, harga emas melorot 3,1%. Padahal, pada empat bulan sebelumnya, harga emas terus menanjak. Jika dihitung, sepanjang tahun ini lonjakan harga emas sudah mencapai 9,7%.

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