Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gold Hitting Seasonal Tailwind

Gold is up more than 1% today, which is the first day in a long time that the metal has had notable outperformance relative to the S&P 500.  While gold has moved sideways for most of the year and is only up 4.5% year to date, we are soon entering a time of year that has historically been pretty favorable  for gold bulls.  The favorable seasonality is said to be driven by the Indian harvest/festival season when farmers spend profits on gold.  India was having drought problems of its own earlier this year, but has since seen a nice recovery in rainfall.  Diwali on.

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