My short covered calls on GDX expired unexercised, so I renewed them. I'm willing to risk seeing that long position sell off if it breaches the strike price. Gold of any kind will prove to be a poor hedge by itself against the inflation we'll see at some point in the U.S. A position in gold stocks is probably okay as a cash-generating hard asset position, but I am considering other hard assets to add to my holdings.
I also sold short some cash-covered puts under GDX. Given that security's recent decline in price, I wouldn't mind picking up some more near its 52-week low.
I made no changes at all to my positions in FXA, FXC, and FXF. I will continue to hold the currencies of countries with well-managed fiscal policies and non-inflationary central bank monetary policies. I am particularly encouraged by recent public statements of the central banks of Australia and Canada. Those countries will probably stay on their low-inflation courses while the euro and U.S. dollar fall apart.
I am not at all interested in dollar-denominated fixed income holdings. Inflation will destroy cash, CDs, and bonds but that's what the Bernanke Fed is trying very hard to do. I will commit cash to equities in energy, resources, and related hard asset sectors when I see some bargain prices. That's all for this month.