Gold is on a tear. It's rallied six straight days and headed for a seventh today. Yesterday (March 25) it closed at a three-week high of $1,197 an ounce.
Shares of the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) ETF have also posted gains lately on gold's rise. GLD ETF is up 3% in the past five days, while the Dow has slipped 0.7%.