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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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Excessive Bullishness Toward Gold Points to a Retreat

Sentiment extremes, regardless of whether they’re bullish or bearish, invariably point to a readjustment in prices. This undeniable truth applies to all asset classes in all time frames.  Nothing is immune to the forces of crowd behavior. (See Beanie Babies and Pokemon cards)

On Jan.23, 2015 the Wall Street Journal declared “Buyers Take a Shine to Metals Again.” When this headline was published,

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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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Gold Miners Are Beating the S&P 500

If you drop a penny from your pocket, it will be a very small bounce. But if you drop the penny from atop the Empire State Building, the magnitude of the bounce will be great.

In the case of mining stocks, that bounce from a very long and painful fall has been so great – they’re now collectively outperforming the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) year-to-date.

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