Darwin’s Weekly Reads – Gold on Fire Edition

by Darwin on September 17, 2010

With gold touching a new high this week and Treasuries coming off their record highs, there’s no clear direction for the market, interest rates or the economy as a whole.  Equities have slid sideways for weeks now and the unemployment numbers have been roughly meeting consensus (slightly below typically).  There’s the typical mix of optimism in some circles and pessimism more broadly, especially amongst small business owners.  The only thing that really seems to be working right now is the gold trade.  Whether or not the trend continues, I make no predictions.  I have a small position in GLD, nothing substantial.  If you’re dipping your toe, make sure you understand the various tax consequences and the myriad other gold investment types before jumping on what may be the latest bubble.

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