The End of the Spring Gold Rush?

With the price of gold cooling off over the last week, the roller-coaster ride for both the SPDR Gold Trust and for big miners like Goldcorp , Barrick Gold , and Newmont Mining is in full effect, and the rush back to gold seems over. A drop in demand would normally signal the end of a trend, but Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" urges us to think about gold in a new light – as a currency.

In the video below, Fool.com contributor Doug Ehrman discusses how gold might behave under this alternative understanding, the viability of such an approach for most, and the potential impact on the longer trend.

Goldcorp is one of the leading players in the gold mining market. For the last several years, investors have been the beneficiaries of several successful acquisitions and strong organic growth. Goldcorp's low-cost production of one of the most sought-after metals in the world continues to make this stock an attractive choice for long-term investors. To learn everything you need to know about this mining specialist, you're invited to check out The Motley Fool's premium research report on the company, which comes with a full year of ongoing updates and analysis to keep you informed as key news breaks. Click here now to claim your copy today.

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