The Dow continues to trade near record highs.
However, some of the Dow’s rally gains are due to a relatively weak dollar.
So, how is the Dow performing relative to that other global currency — gold?
To answer that question, today’s chart illustrates the Dow to Gold Ratio.
As today’s chart illustrates, the Dow priced in gold remains below its September 2018 peak.
More recently, however, the Dow (priced in gold) has generally been working its way higher.
What is the Dow to Gold Ratio?
The Dow to Gold Ratio simply indicates the number of ounces of gold it would take to “buy the Dow.”
How do you calculate the Dow to Gold Ratio?
To calculate the Dow to Gold Ratio, simply take the price of the Dow and divided it by the price of one ounce of gold.
What was the highest Dow to Gold Ratio?
Since 1978, the highest Dow to Gold Ratio was 42.5 in August 1999.
What was the lowest Dow to Gold Ratio?
Since 1978, the lowest Dow to Gold Ratio was 1.3 in January 1980.