Signs Are Pointing to Gold Rally

Gold traders must be frustrated. The fundamental premise assumed by gold bugs is a weaker U.S. dollar will be supportive for gold. The correlation dates back to the days in which the U.S. currency was backed by the yellow metal but has generally held steadfast over time despite the dollar's currently floating valuation.

Yet since the March peak in the greenback, gold and the dollar have been moving lower in tandem. In fact, the positive correlation has been running about 50% over the previous 30 trading sessions. In other words, gold and the dollar have settled in the same direction about half the time. This is in stark contrast to the historical norm of settlement in opposite directions....389 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

Read the full story and get access to the Real Money Pro trading floor.

There’s no substitute for a trading floor to get great ideas, so Jim Cramer created a better one at Real Money and blogs there exclusively. We then added legendary hedge fund manager, Doug Kass, with his exclusive Daily Diary and best investing ideas. Staffed with more than 4 dozen investing pros, money managers, journalists and analysts, Real Money Pro gives you a flood of opinions, analysis and actionable trading advice found nowhere else, and allows you to interact directly with each expert.

Already a Subscriber? Please login.

Except as otherwise indicated, quotes are delayed. Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes for all exchanges. Market Data provided by Interactive Data. Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings and ratings provided by Zacks. Mutual fund data provided by Valueline. ETF data provided by Lipper. Powered and implemented by Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

TheStreet Ratings updates stock ratings daily. However, if no rating change occurs, the data on this page does not update. The data does update after 90 days if no rating change occurs within that time period.

IDC calculates the Market Cap for the basic symbol to include common shares only. Year-to-date mutual fund returns are calculated on a monthly basis by Value Line and posted mid-month.