At this exact moment? Yes. Am I a fan longer-term? No. Gold ($GOLD) nearly always is a good choice during periods of anxiety and we sure have plenty of that right now. So owning a piece of it would make sense for anyone wanting a hedge against the stock market or simply trying to outperform that benchmark index while equity prices are falling. Take a look at this chart:
There's a lot going on here, but note the relative strength of gold vs. the S&P 500 ($GOLD:$SPX). The blue directional lines show that gold is a great relative performer after the 5 day SMA of the Volatility Index ($VIX) climbs above 15. That's a very simplistic explanation of one part of this chart, but it will be featured as part of my Talking Technically segment this morning on Trading Places LIVE at EarningsBeats.com.
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