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Gold Hits Record as ‘Go-to Asset’ Amid Debt Stalemate


Gold surged to an all-time high in New York as investors sought to protect their wealth against the possibility of a U.S. default that may come as soon as next week amid a standoff over the country’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.

U.S. politicians remain deadlocked after a House vote on Speaker John Boehner’s two-step plan to raise the debt ceiling and pare the deficit was postponed from today. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure, sending the dollar to a record low against the Swiss franc yesterday, while pushing the cost of insuring U.S. debt to a 17-month high.

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