Surface bubbles sit on the outer surface of a newly cast 17.5 kilogram gold bar. Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg.

Gold's Rally to One-Year High Pulls in Record Trading: Chart

(Bloomberg) -- Gold has pulled in traders like never before on its way to the highest price in a year. Volume on the Comex in New York, the largest bullion futures exchange, hit a record in August as North Korean tensions and a weaker dollar boosted demand for the metal. Some 6.55 million contracts -- worth almost $900 billion now -- changed hands last month, more than when Donald Trump was elected U.S. president or during substantial price spikes and slumps.

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