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High Gold Prices Bad for Stocks: Stock Picker

What does the rise in gold mean for stocks? Tom Lydon, editor at ETFTrends.com and David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services shared their market outlooks.

“It’s hard to make the case that with people moving into gold and the dollar being weak, that it’s positive for our economy and the stock market,” Dietze told CNBC. (Read below for his stock picks...)

With the rise in gold prices, Dietze said he is worried that oil prices will follow the trend upward, putting pressure on consumers at the gas pump.

“Once the gas price starts going up, people aren’t going to have money to pay for their other necessities," he said. "How can that be a bullish case for stocks?”

In the meantime, Lydon said although there are many investors who are worried about the markets, there’s still approximately $4 trillion sitting on the sideline.

“From a gold stand point, there might be a thread of inflation, but we haven’t seen it yet,” he said. “There’s demand out there. We’ve got emerging market countries that are booming. You’ve got millions of citizens there that have a great demand for gold. So yes, it’s a hedge against inflation and against the stock market, but surely there’s demand and for the first time in a long time, true ETFs have the ability to speculate so there’s a bit of a speculation tinge to this that you have to factor in too.”

Lydon Likes:

SPDR Gold Trust

iShares Silver

Claymore/Robb Report

Dietze Likes:

Eli Lilly

Dominion Resources

Kroger

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