Most analysts blamed the plunge on fear of an all-out trade war between the US and China. But the Federal Reserve rate hike on Wednesday also likely played a part in the stock market decline. The markets don't like the prospect of having their easy-money punch bowl taken away.
So, could we be on the verge of a gold breakout as stocks break down?
In his latest podcast, Peter Schiff said he believes we are already in a bear market. Technically, analysts don't start talking bears until the stock market declines 20%. But as Peter pointed out, you have to drop 10% before you get to 20.