NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I was talking to Stephanie Link today about gold, which I think is ready again to retest its lows of the year.

I say this because gold has lost much of its glitter as the perfect hard asset and currency hedge in 2013. With most major averages up double digits for the year, gold remains down nearly 20% so far this year.

Meanwhile, the last few reasons to own gold, which sparked the latest $200 rally in the metal have moderated. They were the weakness in the stock market, the strong rise in interest rates and the drop in bonds and the potential for an airstrike in Syria. Gold is rolling over again.

Renewed strength in other asset classes will allow gold to resume its natural trajectory for 2013: downward.

I talk more about the gold trade and some related stocks with Stephanie in the video above.

At the time of publication, Dicker held a short position in GLD.

At the time of publication, Action Alerts PLUS, which Stephanie Link co-manages as a charitable trust, had no positions in securities mentioned.

This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.

Dan Dicker has been a floor trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange with more than 25 years of oil trading experience. He is a licensed commodities trade adviser.

 

Dan is currently President of MercBloc LLC, a wealth management firm and is the author of "Oil's Endless Bid," published in March of 2011 by John Wiley and Sons.

 

Dan Dicker has appeared as an energy analyst since 2002 with all the major financial news networks. He has lent his expertise in hundreds of live radio and television broadcasts on CNBC, Bloomberg US and UK and CNNfn.

 

Dan obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1982.

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