I've been watching the markets for years and for some reason I was away and I missed some of the current trends. And left me perplexed: what makes gold rise so high right now? There were countless other factors in the past from "QE Infinity" to the "Russian-Ukrainian crisis", from the "European migrant apocalypse" to "Brexit", from various negative US economy-related news to etc. etc. ...and, gold still held well below 1,400-1,300 $. What the heck is this abrupt spike? In the middle of summer (this is supposed to be the time when it dips!). And it's still holding on! Some say it will slam 1,600 $.