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Aside from the continued sell-off in U.S. tech stocks, one of yesterday’s top financial news stories was the fact that U.S. inflation is accelerating – and at a pace that’s exceeding forecasts.
And the surge in food prices is one of the big catalysts…
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Monday's drop in gold prices was the largest one-day plunge since February 1983 - which led many of those investing in gold to bail on the yellow metal.
Gold prices tumbled $140.40, or 9.4%, to $1360.60 an ounce. This brought the two-day decline to $203.70, or 13%.
On Friday, we outlined recent factors driving gold's price plunge:
Gold prices ended the drastic two-day decline Tuesday, up nearly 2% to $1,387.40.
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Now that gold bulls have been shaken, should gold investors expect more declines in the weeks to come?
We asked Money Morning trading expert and former hedge fund manager Shah Gilani what to do.
As he explained, ditching gold could be a big mistake.
"I don't think this is a bottom, but the way I trade, I love it at these levels," said Gilani. "Another 20% fall is a signal for me to jump in with both feet! I'd add to it down to $1,100. Any further than that, and I'd be concerned, but this is basically a half-off sale."
History shows us that when gold returns from bear markets, it comes back strong.
In 1970, when investors soured on stocks, they started to invest in gold. Gold prices soared from just $35 an ounce to over $650 an ounce - a 1,717% gain.
The same thing happened in 2001, a trend that lasted another decade.
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