Gold Breaks $900 Barrier


Gold futures briefly crawled over $900 an ounce on Friday for the first time on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). It landed on $900.10 and settled back down to $897.80. The driving factors haven’t changed:

  • Weak U.S. Dollar
  • High oil prices
  • Uneasy investor hedging
  • And U.S. recession fears, resulting in upcoming interest rate cuts

While gold has been shooting for the stars, when adjusted for inflation, it sill remains far below the 1980 adjusted price of nearly $2,200.

Here is a CBC News perspective on today’s gold movement:


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Koichi Ito

The gold and silver price keep on rising. How about rare coins and proof sets and mint sets? I wonder if price of precious metals rises, does collector coins too? I hope I did decent investment in my rare coins and medals?