If you only follow one asset class…ie…gold or bonds…or stocks via the SP 500 or Dow – you really need to consider opening your eyes a little wider to get a true understanding of where things are going. The financial blogoshpere is ablaze this morning with freaked out investors and traders – crying the blues that gold has “fallen off a cliff” and that the dollar is headed for the moon. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Indeed gold has taken a dip ( and for many…30 bucks may seem more like a crater) but looking at a daily chart, and drawing a simple trendline – one finds that this is as normal a pullback as any, and that the up trend in gold is very much intact.
Currency wise – the commodity related currencies (or CommDolls..including AUD, NZD and CAD) are more than holding their own, and continue to gain ground against the dollar – as oil likely finds support here as well. The only “real loser” here today is the EURO – and even at that, is no lower vs the dollar than it was a month ago.
Looking at the larger picture across several asset classes, this looks like a buying opportunity to me, and as much as I understand how difficult it may be – you really do need to open your eyes ( and possibly hold your nose) “buy the blood” and take comfort in commodities.