With no help from the dollar or China, everything from gold to oil sinks back into the red.
The strength of the Russian stock market speaks volumes about the resilience of the economy.
The reversal is short term, as the supply/demand picture remains ugly.
Slowing Chinese economy tarnishes some of the luster.
And that's only part of the commodities puzzle.
Commodity currencies give back some of last week's gains.
As one-day weakness of dollar ends, everything else takes a hit.
Buying after a steep price decline, even if not at the absolute bottom, works best.
Don't use straddles or strangles; use call or put spreads instead.
But investors show a willingness to be tied to gold exposure.

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