Gold finished 2009 with a 23.9% gain. Gold has now risen for NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS against the U.S. dollar!  As good as gold's performance was in 2009, it was actually the metal's 3rd best annual gain for the decade.

Gold's best year was in 2007, when it gained 31.7%.

If you'd like to see a chart of gold's performance over the past decade, against the seven major world currencies, click here . . .