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OK, I'll probably regret this, but I am trying once more to take on gold as a hedge; I have gone long, although I will cheerfully bail out (again) if it doesn't firm up. Precious metals have had the holy bejesus kicked out of them, and it seems like it's time for a countertrend rally.
Although I have a new habit of flipping off every gas station I pass, now that my family's vehicle fleet is 100% electric (with the addition of my beautiful new Tesla S), I still take note of the prices, which are once again approaching $5 per gallon.
I suppose this must be the result of California's insane taxes, refinery inefficiencies, and shameless profiteering, because crude oil isn't exactly soaring. USO, the ETF for oil, is a tough chart to read, but it looks increasingly vulnerable to much greater weakness.