Gold / Equity Correlation
If you look at a short enough timeframe (maybe a couple of months) you can find negative or positive correlation between *ANY* two assets: Dollar/Oil, Oil/Gold, Salamanders/Twinkies, even Gold/Equities.
The more useful question is what are the long term correlations between two assets. This will let you know if they are moving together in the short term, is it a confirmation (they normally trend together), or is it a *divergence* (they normally trend oppositely)?
Over the long term Gold and Equities are usually *not* positively correlated. I tend to think that this current move of positive correlation is a divergence. Which one is lying? I think we will find out soon: