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Will Gold’s Slump Lead to More Gains for Bears?

Gold has it bad and that ain’t good. Especially if you’re a goldbug.

Not only has gold officially forfeited it’s year-to-date gains, but over the past month it’s closely shadowed one of the globe’s worst performing assets; the euro (NYSEARCA:FXE).

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Ahead of gold’s (NYSEARCA:UGL) latest pullback,

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Have Energy Stocks Finally Bottomed?

Energy stocks slid 8.7% last year and was the only S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) industry sector to lose value in 2014.

Have energy stocks (NYSEARCA:XLE) really bottomed?

FactSet reports:

“Despite declining oil prices over the past few months, industry analysts are most optimistic regarding the Energy sector in 2015,

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Is Rising Stock Market Volatility Bullish?

When stocks go up volatility goes down and vice versa. While this historically inverse relationship plays out most of the time, there’s been a significant disconnect as of late.

The chart below illustrates this disconnect. As you can see, over the past three-months, the S&P 500 (black line) has gained around 2.7% yet the S&P 500 volatility (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) (dotted line) has surged almost 37%.

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Is Gold’s Knockout Punch Coming?

Having an entrenched view is a good recipe for failure. And perhaps, there’s no better Wall Street case study than Peter Schiff, a precious metals permabull.

Never mind his incorrect calls about a U.S. dollar collapse (NYSEARCA:UUP).

On Feb. 13, 2013, Schiff stubbornly reiterated his bullish view of gold,

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Psst…Volatility is Still Outperforming the S&P 500

One week after the VIX (ChicagoOptions:^VIX) spiked to 30, Wall Street’s Kool-Aid drunks are back to saying that stock market volatility is over. It’s done. And it’s never returning.

The Santa Claus rally in small cap stocks (NYSEARCA:IWM) and technology shares (NYSEARCA:XLK) smack dab in the middle of October,

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