Gold ETF Liquidates 300 Tons of Gold This Year; Reflections on Momentum Trading

By: Mike Shedlock | Tue, May 21, 2013
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Investors in the Gold ETF - GLD liquidated 300 tons of the metal this year.

The reason? People are tired of losing money watching gold sink while the S&P soars.

Tom Lydon, the editor of ETF Trends, says the disposal of over 600,000 pounds of gold so far this year "amazing" and "incredible." Click on above link for a video interview with Lydon.

Gold vs. S&P 500

GLD Chart

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Reflections on Momentum Trading

Since late 2012 the S&P 500 has been on a nonstop rise, while gold has gone the other way. People have thrown in the towel on gold in favor of momentum trading in stocks.

It seems nearly everyone is a momentum trader now, one of the consequences of inept central bank bubble-blowing policy.

Louise Yamada says it's Time for Gold Bulls to Abandon Hope. See my response in Wild Swings in Gold and Silver; Time to Give Up Hope?



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