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.
Gold is making a comeback, at least for today.
The precious metal shot above $1,600 an ounce Monday, as rattled investors looked for safe spots to park off while Cyprus sorts out its banking issues. Over the weekend, it seemed like the tiny nation was going to get its 10 billion euro bailout and it would be business as usual.
But then the strings were attached, in the form of a tax MOREMar 18, 2013 1:23 PM ET
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