Gold likely going higher
Last week's blistering market action set three market letters tracked by Peter Brimelow to grousing. This week's heady gains might bring sweet relief but one usually bullish letter is now heavily in cash. It might have been a little too early to pull in those horns.
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One month ago, Mark Hulbert reported the gold-market bullishness had dropped to its lowest level in two-and-a-half years. With gold only modestly higher since then, he takes a fresh look at the sentiment picture.
A withering week leaves the bears rampant, and breaks at least one brave bull, reports Peter Brimelow.
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