I wouldn't read too much into this as the entire sector is rallying today. If MSFT manages to maintain this momentum, that would be something substantial.
SBUX's exposure to China is taking its toll as the economy over there has been incredibly shaky. In the longer term, however, there will be massive amounts of profit once their economy rebounds.
Even if you have zero intentions to cash in for the metal, GLD's entire value is derived from its questionable "bullion holding" claims. This should be a concern for all serious investors. The same goes for any other fund marred with fraud.