Chart: Dow Jones/Gold Ratio

The Dow Jones/Gold Ratio Chart

The Dow Jones/Gold Ratio expresses the price relationship between the Dow Jones Index and gold. The chart shows the quantity of ounces of gold in US dollars (USD) needed to purchase one Dow Jones Index since 1968. A high ratio indicates that the Dow Jones is relatively expensive in terms of gold and vice versa.

Analysis of the Dow Jones/Gold-Ratio Chart

The Dow Jones/Gold Ratio is a gauge with which to measure the relative value of US large cap stocks to gold. Periods with elevated readings included the early 1970s as well as 1999-2001 whereas low readings were recorded during the early 1980s and early 2010s.

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