Chart 23 Cash Price: Gold, Handy and Harman Base Price

Month Year Cash Price: Gold, Handy and Harman Base Price (dollars/troy oz) National Association of Realtors Median Sales Price: Existing 1-Family Homes (percent change - year to year) Recession Month? (yes/no)
January 1978 173.97 N/A no
February 1978 178.95 N/A no
March 1978 184.52 N/A no
April 1978 176.98 N/A no
May 1978 176.90 N/A no
June 1978 184.69 N/A no
July 1978 187.63 N/A no
August 1978 206.60 N/A no
September 1978 213.94 N/A no
October 1978 227.44 N/A no
November 1978 204.39 N/A no
December 1978 209.05 N/A no
January 1979 227.27 14.29% no
February 1979 248.58 12.10% no
March 1979 241.51 15.70% no
April 1979 238.28 13.49% no
May 1979 253.43 16.95% no
June 1979 267.59 17.36% no
July 1979 293.88 17.21% no
August 1979 304.26 14.71% no
September 1979 352.19 14.14% no
October 1979 395.60 12.38% no
November 1979 398.09 9.66% no
December 1979 468.04 11.00% no
January 1980 662.54 11.35% yes
February 1980 661.94 13.68% yes
March 1980 565.92 10.59% yes
April 1980 519.80 10.42% yes
May 1980 518.75 9.48% yes
June 1980 598.13 11.62% yes
July 1980 643.50 10.71% yes
August 1980 627.90 12.48% no
September 1980 677.75 12.04% no
October 1980 664.81 11.37% no
November 1980 631.06 15.65% no
December 1980 593.85 11.50% no
January 1981 540.75 11.40% no
February 1981 493.00 8.64% no
March 1981 506.60 8.24% no
April 1981 484.13 8.11% no
May 1981 476.56 8.33% no
June 1981 441.75 6.78% no
July 1981 404.60 5.30% yes
August 1981 423.25 4.93% yes
September 1981 443.30 4.52% yes
October 1981 433.83 5.26% yes
November 1981 408.00 2.49% yes
December 1981 405.28 5.71% yes
January 1982 377.81 2.95% yes
February 1982 368.16 4.37% yes
March 1982 330.95 4.04% yes
April 1982 351.60 2.76% yes
May 1982 330.56 2.26% yes
June 1982 314.25 2.51% yes
July 1982 353.13 2.52% yes
August 1982 391.10 1.17% yes
September 1982 425.19 0.30% yes
October 1982 424.00 1.36% yes
November 1982 423.60 2.73% yes
December 1982 449.81 1.80% no
January 1983 490.19 2.56% no
February 1983 474.81 1.94% no
March 1983 420.30 2.84% no
April 1983 432.50 2.53% no
May 1983 428.10 2.06% no
June 1983 413.81 2.88% no
July 1983 423.19 3.76% no
August 1983 416.45 3.77% no
September 1983 404.03 3.86% no
October 1983 391.13 4.33% no
November 1983 386.10 3.99% no
December 1983 382.01 3.10% no
January 1984 371.47 3.82% no
February 1984 391.69 4.69% no
March 1984 390.09 4.21% no
April 1984 380.33 4.80% no
May 1984 380.72 5.06% no
June 1984 370.84 2.80% no
July 1984 343.50 3.34% no
August 1984 347.74 2.80% no
September 1984 341.83 2.86% no
October 1984 340.42 3.01% no
November 1984 339.50 2.13% no
December 1984 313.06 3.15% no
January 1985 303.20 4.38% no
February 1985 294.69 3.64% no
March 1985 311.93 3.90% no
April 1985 323.02 3.74% no
May 1985 317.08 3.44% no
June 1985 315.63 4.22% no
July 1985 320.88 3.37% no
August 1985 331.34 5.03% no
September 1985 322.48 5.56% no
October 1985 326.65 4.59% no
November 1985 325.58 4.17% no
December 1985 325.19 4.72% no
January 1986 347.46 4.47% no
February 1986 340.84 4.59% no
March 1986 344.79 6.97% no
April 1986 341.77 7.22% no
May 1986 341.65 10.64% no
June 1986 342.95 7.97% no
July 1986 351.57 4.17% no
August 1986 383.31 6.22% no
September 1986 424.19 5.80% no
October 1986 418.21 5.59% no
November 1986 392.69 7.34% no
December 1986 391.91 7.02% no
January 1987 410.06 7.52% no
February 1987 400.80 10.59% no
March 1987 412.09 6.77% no
April 1987 451.04 7.23% no
May 1987 458.95 3.37% no
June 1987 447.48 4.00% no
July 1987 457.24 10.51% no
August 1987 457.61 5.49% no
September 1987 458.94 6.48% no
October 1987 465.44 6.55% no
November 1987 471.41 5.72% no
December 1987 487.60 5.69% no
January 1988 475.69 6.27% no
February 1988 445.48 3.86% no
March 1988 442.13 4.34% no
April 1988 452.08 2.33% no
May 1988 452.00 4.07% no
June 1988 451.60 5.01% no
July 1988 434.69 2.72% no
August 1988 430.31 5.78% no
September 1988 414.00 3.51% no
October 1988 406.21 5.08% no
November 1988 419.44 4.12% no
December 1988 419.81 3.86% no
January 1989 404.13 -2.16% no
February 1989 386.40 -1.01% no
March 1989 392.31 -0.79% no
April 1989 385.38 1.02% no
May 1989 370.93 -0.89% no
June 1989 366.61 -0.67% no
July 1989 374.05 0.11% no
August 1989 365.44 0.77% no
September 1989 361.45 1.92% no
October 1989 367.19 0.34% no
November 1989 395.28 2.82% no
December 1989 409.86 1.47% no
January 1990 408.32 5.57% no
February 1990 416.65 3.52% no
March 1990 392.56 5.22% no
April 1990 375.25 4.05% no
May 1990 370.14 3.27% no
June 1990 352.96 6.81% no
July 1990 363.54 4.63% yes
August 1990 399.20 0.33% yes
September 1990 387.41 1.77% yes
October 1990 379.00 0.56% yes
November 1990 381.64 -2.09% yes
December 1990 377.71 -1.11% yes
January 1991 387.75 2.09% yes
February 1991 363.31 1.10% yes
March 1991 362.46 3.02% yes
April 1991 359.19 5.08% no
May 1991 356.51 6.55% no
June 1991 366.81 3.24% no
July 1991 366.75 6.00% no
August 1991 355.35 7.24% no
September 1991 349.28 5.77% no
October 1991 357.77 7.69% no
November 1991 360.14 7.30% no
December 1991 360.24 9.44% no
January 1992 354.35 5.71% no
February 1992 353.83 7.27% no
March 1992 343.78 4.50% no
April 1992 338.20 2.16% no
May 1992 337.34 1.64% no
June 1992 341.27 2.53% no
July 1992 353.18 -1.29% no
August 1992 344.59 1.41% no
September 1992 345.28 2.57% no
October 1992 343.95 3.52% no
November 1992 334.39 3.77% no
December 1992 333.98 2.36% no
January 1993 329.43 0.00% no
February 1993 329.19 -1.11% no
March 1993 330.28 0.00% no
April 1993 341.60 1.71% no
May 1993 364.20 2.72% no
June 1993 372.42 4.64% no
July 1993 392.14 5.63% no
August 1993 380.18 4.77% no
September 1993 352.25 4.62% no
October 1993 362.26 3.70% no
November 1993 372.50 4.84% no
December 1993 384.78 4.91% no
January 1994 388.53 6.82% no
February 1994 381.65 5.83% no
March 1994 384.09 4.50% no
April 1994 377.54 4.65% no
May 1994 382.68 4.91% no
June 1994 385.29 4.25% no
July 1994 386.11 4.38% no
August 1994 380.58 4.84% no
September 1994 391.73 2.50% no
October 1994 389.76 2.51% no
November 1994 384.57 2.31% no
December 1994 379.49 2.49% no
January 1995 378.20 0.57% no
February 1995 376.39 0.87% no
March 1995 382.83 0.96% no
April 1995 391.08 -0.09% no
May 1995 385.65 0.28% no
June 1995 387.84 2.62% no
July 1995 386.33 3.83% no
August 1995 384.15 4.16% no
September 1995 382.79 5.43% no
October 1995 383.17 4.61% no
November 1995 386.46 5.17% no
December 1995 387.74 4.20% no
January 1996 398.30 7.11% no
February 1996 404.30 6.52% no
March 1996 396.21 7.40% no
April 1996 393.44 8.05% no
May 1996 391.85 7.37% no
June 1996 386.14 5.56% no
July 1996 383.80 4.22% no
August 1996 388.00 3.13% no
September 1996 383.86 2.93% no
October 1996 381.11 3.06% no
November 1996 378.23 3.31% no
December 1996 368.37 4.66% no
January 1997 356.20 4.07% no
February 1997 345.80 3.87% no
March 1997 351.81 3.89% no
April 1997 344.59 3.94% no
May 1997 344.50 5.04% no
June 1997 341.95 4.01% no
July 1997 325.81 4.72% no
August 1997 324.05 5.81% no
September 1997 323.62 6.82% no
October 1997 323.31 6.54% no
November 1997 308.20 5.88% no
December 1997 289.31 5.99% no
January 1998 287.40 5.70% no
February 1998 297.14 6.07% no
March 1998 297.30 5.95% no
April 1998 308.66 6.07% no
May 1998 300.20 6.62% no
June 1998 293.36 5.46% no
July 1998 293.15 6.20% no
August 1998 284.55 4.14% no
September 1998 287.99 4.52% no
October 1998 294.65 4.91% no
November 1998 292.78 5.72% no
December 1998 290.89 3.71% no
January 1999 287.45 4.83% no
February 1999 286.89 4.66% no
March 1999 285.58 4.01% no
April 1999 281.84 3.90% no
May 1999 277.88 3.03% no
June 1999 261.95 4.27% no
July 1999 254.91 3.11% no
August 1999 256.07 5.05% no
September 1999 268.18 3.86% no
October 1999 312.91 3.43% no
November 1999 292.87 2.94% no
December 1999 282.99 4.05% no
January 2000 284.41 2.07% no
February 2000 295.88 4.37% no
March 2000 286.08 3.94% no
April 2000 279.99 4.13% no
May 2000 274.99 3.61% no
June 2000 287.48 2.41% no
July 2000 283.04 5.37% no
August 2000 274.45 4.22% no
September 2000 274.09 5.36% no
October 2000 269.51 4.60% no
November 2000 266.64 4.73% no
December 2000 271.33 4.49% no
January 2001 266.72 3.08% no
February 2001 262.00 3.66% no
March 2001 263.68 6.46% yes
April 2001 259.43 5.14% yes
May 2001 271.14 5.38% yes
June 2001 270.75 8.56% yes
July 2001 267.64 5.86% yes
August 2001 272.08 7.33% yes
September 2001 280.30 4.10% yes
October 2001 283.84 4.91% yes
November 2001 275.43 5.45% yes
December 2001 275.88 9.59% no
January 2002 279.85 9.85% no
February 2002 295.39 8.23% no
March 2002 295.15 6.21% no
April 2002 302.27 6.92% no
May 2002 313.95 6.90% no
June 2002 321.31 7.69% no
July 2002 314.32 7.25% no
August 2002 309.51 5.20% no
September 2002 318.70 7.12% no
October 2002 317.33 9.56% no
November 2002 319.36 9.72% no
December 2002 334.28 6.40% no
January 2003 356.08 6.24% no
February 2003 360.56 6.00% no
March 2003 343.20 6.43% no
April 2003 329.90 7.25% no
May 2003 357.74 7.35% no
June 2003 357.56 6.77% no
July 2003 352.23 8.17% no
August 2003 357.35 9.59% no
September 2003 380.63 8.80% no
October 2003 378.16 7.85% no
November 2003 387.84 5.64% no
December 2003 408.52 7.31% no
January 2004 416.21 6.38% no
February 2004 406.69 8.18% no
March 2004 407.20 7.34% no
April 2004 404.88 7.92% no
May 2004 383.28 9.62% no
June 2004 393.24 9.14% no
July 2004 396.31 8.07% no
August 2004 401.04 6.55% no
September 2004 405.89 8.09% no
October 2004 419.24 7.92% no
November 2004 439.76 10.32% no
December 2004 443.31 8.07% no
January 2005 423.84 9.34% no
February 2005 422.31 8.60% no
March 2005 433.92 10.29% no
April 2005 429.09 14.68% no
May 2005 421.61 11.73% no
June 2005 430.79 13.46% no
July 2005 423.13 13.41% no
August 2005 435.46 16.37% no
September 2005 454.61 14.27% no
October 2005 471.80 16.88% no
November 2005 475.59 13.29% no
December 2005 509.16 10.80% no
January 2006 550.55 N/A no

Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics/Haver.