CHICAGO, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Trader "inthemoneystocks".
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The Skinny on Gold and Silver
One of the best indicators of inflation and deflation is the action in gold and silver. When gold and silver rally it is telling us that inflation is taking hold, the opposite is true when gold and silver decline. The precious metals will usually trade inverse to the U.S. Dollar Index. This morning, the U.S. Dollar Index plunged after the opening bell rang at the New York Stock Exchange. This type of action in the dollar happens very often. A falling U.S. Dollar is always beneficial to the precious metals.
The popular SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA: GLD) is trading higher 0.61 cents to $159.90 a share. The GLD will have intra-day resistance around the $160.75 area. Traders must remember that if U.S. Dollar Index rallies higher the precious metals are likely to pullback further. Some other ways to play the precious metals will be use equities such as iShares Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA: IAU), Sprott Physical Gold Trust (NYSEARCA: PHYS) and the ProShares Ultra Silver (ETF) (NYSEARCA: AGQ).
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