Check out the chart below…the blue circles where I went long or closed a long trade. The Blue boxes are where I took profits on my long. Tracking pretty good last couple years in gold. I do not short gold because the rips can be to big. By trading only one side of the market I am either long or in cash. Make the decision easier. Easier trading results in easy income. Gold is in a solid down trend. The TLT bond chart looks pretty much the same.