By the Numbers

10 Biggest Gains in Gold

Gold hit another new record high this morning and was up over 1092 for the first time as the dollar fell.  The move represents a ~0.5% for the day and a ~20% gain for the past 6 months.  By comparison, gold's move is still far from where it was in 1979 - 1980.

In January 1980, gold hit $834, or approximately $2200 in today's dollars on an inflation adjusted basis.  In early 1980, gold was seeing daily moves as high as 10% and was seeing six month gains as high as 170%.

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Below are the top 10 daily percent gains in gold since 1975.

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