Gold and the Dollar

/Gold and the Dollar

Gold and the Dollar

By | 2017-08-18T17:04:37+00:00 July 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|4 Comments

An interesting relationship:





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  • Carl Rakes

    Gold started tumbling when early cyclical (IPD, XLY – foreign, US cons discretionary) started diverging from late cyclical (IRV, IRB – foreign, US materials). Market (not econ indicators) is saying rising growth with falling inflation, so with threat of low inflation and background of fed QE taper talk, gold should fall. How’s that?!

  • Carl Rakes

    … “IRB” should be “XLB.” Also, look at the Yahoo charts set to max. You’ll see gold marched to its own tune until the divergence. Then it followed the negative spread of materials to discretionary down. I think the dollar is a bit spurious here… the dollar is reacting to tapering/rising rates while global rates (esp euro) are held constant…