But here are the signs to watch, and how to protect yourself.
Big-picture concerns are intensifying selling pressure, which favors bargain hunters in search of individual stocks.
The answer is fluctuate, which makes sagging ASA Gold and Precious Metals attractive now.
A big question is whether the Fed will follow a U.S.-centric interest rate path or will consider current turmoil in emerging markets.
However, technical patterns show that gold could see a minor rally here.
This is a pure technical play based on the oversold nature of SPDR Gold Shares ETF.
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Gold prices are down so far this year, but one expert expects a rebound if the dollar rally starts to fade.
This setup in gold looks like a great time to buy.
The price of gold has retreated around 11% since peaking in April.