Everyone Loves Gold... Time to Sell?

Gold gained yet another powerful ally yesterday — hedge fund icon Paul Tudor Jones. The man who famously called Black Monday in 1987 and the Nikkei crash a few years later now thinks “gold appears to be cheap.” In a note to his investors, Tudor said, “I have never been a gold bug. It is just an asset that, like everything else in life, has its time and place. And now is that time… gold’s value should increase as its scarcity relative to printed currencies increases.”

So gold is now publicly loved by armchair investors, famous hedge fund managers and central banks… even as we write, Erin Burnett is “squawking” about it on CNBC. Are your contrarian senses tingling yet?

“So many hedge fund managers and pundits are singing the same tune: long gold and short U.S. Treasuries,” our friend Dan Denning wrote in today’s Daily Reckoning. “The bond bubble could go on much longer than anyone expects. And when so many people agree on something, none of them are usually right. As a contrarian, you’d be worried about becoming a victim right about now.

“But yes, in the long term, the end of the Super Cycle in fiat money results in the remonetization of gold. That is what you’re seeing now. And it’s probably what you’ll see for a few more years. It also ought to benefit other precious metals, and, of course, precious metals shares.”

In the meantime, if you’re the charting type, this might help:

Gold Rises in a Tight Range

From our overly simplistic trading point of view, gold has sustained a well-defined range during its latest record rise. If it breaks outside this range, especially to the downside, traders might be quick to take profits.