Gold has produced a better return than equities, despite all the stock market hoopla.
At best, conditions will improve for the industry at a snail's pace.
Even without North Korea, there's plenty of uncertainty coming from U.S. allies.
The precious metal is at extreme overbought levels.
Timing is key on buying in.
If you made money in gold on the way up, you should be taking profits now.
If you made money in gold on the way up, you should be protecting profits.
Geopolitics and government shutdown danger put a bid to gold.

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I'm not a fan; the dollar will get stronger over the next year, not weaker.
As Trump has his best week so far, equities remain resilient to negative news.

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with the market getting a bit frothy here, we'll add some put protection. this is 2X normal size BOUGHT SPY...


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