Politics & Regulation

Paul Singer gives gold an "A," Bernanke a "D"


Leaked views from Jeff Vinik, Lee Ainslie and others at Morgan Stanley's Breakers conference.

   Paul Singer (Photo: Bloomberg)
Paul Singer of Elliott Associates is bullish on gold, Jeff Vinik of Vinik Asset Management is optimistic about housing and Lee Ainslie of Maverick Capital thinks hedge funds are set to outperform in 2013.

Those were some of the views expressed yesterday at Morgan Stanley's annual hedge fund conference at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. The event, organized by the bank's prime brokerage division and traditionally featuring some of the most prominent managers in the industry, is closed to the media.

Singer said during a panel discussion