Gold Hits a Five-Month High

After months of stagnation, gold is poised for a breakout. The precious metal rose over 22 points to close up 2.3% today, the biggest move since March. Strangely, there seems to be no solid reason for gold’s sudden rise. The Wall Street Journal calls it a “safety-play.” MarketWatch blamed economic data. Reuters attributed the rise to a weak dollar. And Bloomberg cited investor demand.

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