It is in vogue to laugh at “goldbugs”. The fact is that gold remains steady at $1100 and it seems to have found a new floor at US $1050, the price at which India will buy gold for their treasury reserves. But a headline I saw on the National Post website, made me laugh: “Gold plunges 1.8% in wake of strong US$”. Perhaps, “nosedive” or “steep decline” or “precipitously fell”; but “plunges”? But what’s really laughable is that the “plunge” was caused by a strong US$. The US dollar has been anything but strong of late, at least from a Canadian perspective. And frankly, if you bought gold any where below $1050, you’re laughing right now. The US dollar is in trouble. It’s just a matter of time before the inflation of the dollar becomes a major issue.