The precious metal recorded its biggest annual profits in a decade in the year that just ended. The explosion of insecurity, due to the worst health and economic crisis in post-war history, pushed many investors to the security of gold. The fall of the dollar to its lowest level since April 2018 also contributed to its rally last month. The price of gold jumped to its highest level in August, due to investors' fears that stimulus plans by governments and central banks will lead to an increase of inflation.