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Pro: Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Bank of Cyprus employees move demonstration from their headquarters to the Central Bank of Cyprus (the buildings are next door to each other). They chanted "resign, resign, resign" - calling for the Governor of the Central Bank to step down.
Katie Slaman | CNBC

:As we move from crisis to crisis — from the "fiscal cliff," to the sequester, to what's happening in Europe and the latest problems in Cyprus —one thing is becoming increasingly clear: You should never let the resolution of a crisis go to waste. The market has made, and will continue to make, very tradable moves as we solve one problem and move to the next.

Two of the markets that seem to make the best moves are gold and crude oil. Let's look at the history. When a crisis is first identified, the first thing investors have done is sell crude oil, because of the fear of economic slowdown. The second thing they do is buy gold, because investors like the protection the yellow metal provides.

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So what do they do when the crisis is resolved? Well, the exact opposite: Investors dump gold and buy crude.

And indeed, that's just what investors have done as we begin to put the Cyprus crisis behind us.

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