The price of crude oil and gold fell nearly 10% in less than 36 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, backfiring on investors who were using commodities as a hedge against inflation.

In the last few months, the price of gold and oil has gone nowhere but up, while the U.S. dollar has dropped. Whether they were hoping to make a short-term profit or looking for a safe haven, investors flooded the commodities markets and quickly made them overvalued.

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