These exchange-traded funds are likely to be in play as traders look to profit from the turmoil in Europe.
The yellow metal has surged as the government drives the yen lower against the dollar to boost the economy.
The biggest issue is cost control, analysts say.
Mini-options trading begins for 5 stocks. Adobe and Ross Stores reports earnings. H&R Block admits to thousands of errors. Existing home sales data will be released.
The metal is down about 5% this year and 11% since last fall's highs. A strong market and stronger dollar are at play. And gold often slips at the start of the year.
A shady payroll report continues a string of misleading economic data.
Maybe the best way to bring these precious metal stocks back to life is to declare them dead.
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