China, Gold, the Dollar and the Dow

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 500 points last week and global markets dropped 5% in a matter of days, investors everywhere began pondering the question: Is this just a brief dip in the uptrend, or a more ominous change of trend?

Investors and money managers are trying to assess which markets and commodities might be topping out and which are still rising. If one market is topping out, then common sense suggests moving money from that position into an investment that is still trending up.