Gold, which began the month of June at more than $1,400 an ounce, crashed through the psychologically important $1,200 barrier on June 27, reaching its lowest level since June 2010.
At press time, the metal’s spot price had recovered to $1,225 an ounce.
June 27 was a particularly rocky day for the yellow metal; its price fell some $30 after its opening.
“Nobody wants to own gold anymore,” Frank McGhee of Integrated Brokerage Services told Bloomberg. “We’re getting a continuous grind down with heavy liquidation.”