With equities correcting over the last few weeks and gold rallying to record highs, the price of gold has once again exceeded the price of the S&P 500. It now takes 0.96 ounces of gold to buy the S&P 500. This is considerably less than the long-term average of 1.74 since 1980, and a far cry from July 1999 when it took over 5.5 ounces of gold to buy the S&P 500. The question now is, if gold eclipses 1,100, will its time above that level be as brief as it recently was for the S&P 500?
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