Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Gold stocks dip

Gold stocks dropped today, but traders might want to take this opportunity to buy the S&P/TSX Global Gold Index Fund (TSX:XGD). The retreat to $16.50 should find support over the short-term. Gold stocks lead the market presently, so we can expect periods where the sector pulls back. The weakness in crude oil and commodities in general weighs heavily on gold, and today's draw on crude prices factored in the drop in gold stocks. However, investors can reckon on monetary factors keeping the ball in gold's court. Gold is a bet against the US Dollar, a bet that many will be willing to make.
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