Though the near-term ride could get bumpy, history suggests the recent sharp selloff in gold is unlikely to have a pronounced impact across other markets.
In stocks, specifically, similar events actually have preceded longer-term moves higher.
And across other markets, more fundamental factors other than a drop in the financial markets' most controversial safe haven play likely will take hold, most experts agree.
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"Precious metals are coming off the same reason the stock market is going up—because confidence is improving," said Jim Paulsen, chief market strategist at Wells Capital Management. "You see that armageddon premium in gold and silver coming out."
Indeed, gold saw what some considered a historic tumble, giving up 9 percent and suffering its worst two-day decline in 33 years. Silver plunged nearly 11 percent. Copper, often considered an economic bellwether, dropped nearly 4 percent at one point before cutting those losses in half.
The moves occurred without other triggers often associated with safe-haven demand.
For instance, the U.S. dollar changed little against global currencies, and Treasury yields also were mostly unmoved.
But equity markets plunged with the Standard & Poor's 500 giving up 1.2 percent.
That, however, was somewhat in keeping with previous sharp gold moves lower.
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