Goldman Sachs Stopped Out Of "Short Gold" Recommendation

With the Yen and Yuan surging, it appears money is greatly rotating out of US dollars and into an 'alternative' currency as Gold soars over $1290.

 

As Gold is bid after the BoJ Shock...

 

More problematically for Goldman Sachs' Jeff Currie is his "Short Gold" recommendation just got stopped out...

 

Goldman went short gold on 2/15 at around $1205...

We also maintain our bearish view on gold that has rallied along with the other commodities. Our short gold recommendation (which we opened with a 17% upside, in line with our $1000/toz 12-m forecast) is currently at a c.5% loss, with a stop loss at 7%.

 

This gold rally was driven by a lack of conviction in divergence in US growth as a weak US dollar has been highly correlated with a higher gold price.

 

We believe this realignment view of weak global growth is not supported by the US data, which will likely reinforce higher US yields, a stronger US dollar and the return of divergence, particularly should strong US consumer growth dissolve market fears regarding US growth. This in turn will likely put downward pressure on gold prices towards our near-term target of $1100/toz

That just ended... as the 7% loss stopped them out...

 

Leaving Goldman clients pensive...