Retail goods are on sale, but Morningstar.com readers say that investments are looking pricey.
Investors remain largely bearish on gold as the metal heads for its biggest monthly drop since June and its first annual drop since 2000. Even hedge fund manager John Paulson , one-time bull, wouldn't add more at current levels.
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Hedge fund manager John Paulson maintained his position in the SPDR Gold Trust as the metal rebounded recently but his gold fund is down 62% so far this year. George Soros bought a stake in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF. Different strokes.
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