Gold knocking on $1,400 door

|By:, SA News Editor

With Labor Day nearing, an 8-week rally has taken gold right back to its Memorial Day level, with a big move today (GLD +1.6%) bringing the yellow metal within cents of $1,400 per ounce.

It's been a great run, but Weeden's Michael Purves is advising clients to take profits on a bullish options strategy he drew up just 10 days ago. He notes "considerable resistance" at the $1,410 level, and is "approaching the next leg of this rally with some caution."

The late-summer move in silver (SLV +4%) is even more impressive and it's returned back to levels seen at the start of May.

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