Stocks have been on a roller coaster ride over the past couple of weeks. Bond yields are creeping higher. And it looks like that's created the perfect conditions for gold to regain favor with investors.
Gold prices nudged back above $1,400 an ounce for the first time in two weeks Thursday. That may not seem that dramatic, but for an asset that investors had been shunning lately, it may signal more gains lie ahead.
What a difference a month makes.
Gold prices plunged to a 2-year low April 15 in their biggest one day sell-off in decades. The culprit? Worries about China growth.
Those worries haven't gone away but for now, they seem to have shifted to the back burner as investors watch the market gyrations and look for a place to park off until things settle down.
StockTwits traders were cheering the yellow metal on.
That could be an understatement. Just looking at the chart above shows how rough May has been for gold bugs. But I'd keep the champagne on ice for now.
That was a good call ivanhoff. Looks like the miners are getting a pretty big boost today. Makes me wonder if this is a trend or if we're in for more choppiness heading into the summer.
Ahh yes, who could forget the World Gold Council. Any sign of rising demand from Asia would be enough to spark interest. Couple that with the volatility we're seeing in stocks, and you've got a pretty good case for buying.
Political gridlock in Italy is unhinging investors.
Investors worry the results of Italy's election could wind up undermining the progress that Italy has made in overhauling its troubled economy.
"It was the worst possible outcome, feared by market participants and European policy-makers alike," said Daiwa Capital Markets European economist Tobias Blattner.
U.S. stocks spiraled downward in a late-day frenzied sell-off Monday. European markets followed their cue and sold off sharply early Tuesday.
CNNMoney's Fear MORECatherine Tymkiw - Feb 26, 2013 10:15 AM ET
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Facebook said its initial public offering was fairly valued, according to a back-and-forth correspondence with regulators ahead of its IPO.
In documents released by the SEC Friday, Facebook (FB) said the difference between the company's fair value of $30.89 a share on Jan. 31 and the midpoint of its offering wasn't "meaningfully different."
In 2011, Facebook's fair value estimates went from $25.54 in March, to $30.07 in September before dropping back to MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 15, 2012 2:23 PM ET
If you thought last week was bad, it's just gotten a lot worse.
A series of disappointing manufacturing reports were topped off Friday with dismal jobs numbers that showed a paltry 69,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in May.
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If that's not enough to give you agita, the yield on the 10-year note tumbled to a record low of 1.46% today. It's not MORECatherine Tymkiw - Jun 1, 2012 2:35 PM ET
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