“Another similarity between now and then is the steep drop in the stock market. In the 1969 recession, the S&P 500 index slumped 34% from peak to trough, and by around 20% before the recession started. Already, the market is down about 20% in the past year from its peak before any recession has started.”
USAGOLD note: At about that same time, gold demand began to stir among investors, and European nation-states began converting their dollar holdings to gold at the U.S. Treasury’s gold window. Gold’s price history, thereafter, is well known.