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Risk Is On As Precious Metals Collapse



March 14, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: UUP , GLD

The precious metals are taking another hard hit today as money is flowing out. Not only is the Dollar stronger but the risk on trade is all the rage. The PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEARCA:UUP) is trading at $22.41, +0.11 (+0.49%). When traders and investors feel the economy is on the right path, there is no need to hold gold for safety. The recent collapse in the price of gold speaks to this. Today, the SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD) is trading at $159.63, -2.50 (-1.54%).

As Wall Street feels the markets are safe, smart traders are getting nervous. Usually, when so many bulls are feeding at the hype trough, it is time to go into cash or short. Time will tell but this trader is now eyeing the downside.

Gareth Soloway

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