As the dollar came under increasing pressure yesterday, gold surged to fresh highs, breaking through two levels of resistance ($1,020/oz and $1,033/oz) and is currently trading at $1,047/oz.
Gold has surpassed its all time record high ($1,033/oz) of some 18 months ago today, and surged to a new record nominal high over $1,040/oz this morning. The reasons for gold’s new record historic high and likely continuing strength in the coming months are the same fundamental factors that have been driving the gold market higher in recent months.
Today is the 140 Year Anniversary of the original Black Friday on September 24th, 1869. Since then the word ‘Black’ has been used to describe any day that the stock market, currencies or financial markets have crashed. There have been many, many such crashes but the one that birthed the term happened on this day 140 years ago.