Gold’s many qualities make it one of the most coveted metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the yellow metal also conducts electricity, doesn’t tarnish and is biocompatible (meaning it’s not harmful to our tissue). These qualities make it the metal of choice in a wide variety of industries, including dentistry and medicine, electrical engineering, construction and aerospace manufacturing.
Yesterday we saw another big daily decline and it served as an additional confirmation that taking profits on long positions and entering short ones on Monday, at 2 p.m. (when the GDX was at $15) had been a good idea. Will the short positions become more profitable in the future?
Yesterday, gold rose initially prior to selling in the futures market saw gold fall $6.30 to $1153.10 in New York and ended down just 0.5%. Silver slipped 50 cents to $14.78 per ounce. Gold in euros and sterling fell by slightly more but still outperformed falling stock markets.