Since New Years, gold costs have gone up more than $100 per ounce, trading to $1915 in early February.

Tom Hartmann, broker researcher for Alta vest Worldwide Trading Inc, says there was a tightening of the trading range due to the implied inflation in President Biden's suggested impulse package. "People are on the lookout for a place to park money," he asserts, adding that folks worry that more intervention will debase the buck and that moves towards protectionism could prompt Japan and China to stop purchasing US debt. 
"People are buying gold for a number of reasons, and no-one is avid to sell." In March, he says gold could test $1990. "We have a hot market right now," offers Fain Shaffer, trader and president of Infinity Trading Corporation.

My advice to you, my violent friend, is to seek out gold and sit on it !

By John Gardner, 2001
Gold always is valued in times of doubt, which is inflating worldwide. "There are some pretty annoying numbers that are coming out," he is saying. He observes that in the US, there's a two-year supply of housing, unemployment rose to 7.6%, and we've not found the bottom for the DJX Industrial Average. Japan's commercial production is the worst ever and Toyota had its first loss in 70 years. He predicts a pullback to $1850 in late Feb , then a rally past $1733, the record high, in March.