Gold is no longer a hedge against stock market volatility

The Fidelity Select Gold fund (FSAGX, change: -3.68%) dropped into bearish territory as the gold bullion sold off on high volume.

The Fidelity Select Gold fund (FSAGX, change: -3.68%) dropped into bearish territory today, as the gold bullion sold off on high volume mirroring the sell off in global equities. In the last three months, gold investments did not offer a hedge against stock market declines.

Gold stocks break out of trading range

We’ve been tracking gold stocks for some time and the breakout happened today, following a 3.02% move in the gold bullion (GLD).

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) up 3.02%

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) up 3.02%

The Fidelity Select Gold (FSAGX) fund is up 1.64% today and broke out of its trading range

The Fidelity Select Gold (FSAGX) fund is up 1.64% today and broke out of its trading range