Closeup of a gold circuit board.

Gold prices reached nearly $2,000 a troy ounce in August. | savva_25/Shutterstock

Driven by investors, gold prices have remained high throughout the year, even hitting a recent record high this quarter, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper reported on Sept. 29 that gold futures prices are up almost 24% for 2020. A key precious metal recovered from scrap electronics, the yellow metal reached nearly $2,000 a troy ounce in August.

Adjusted for inflation, the last time gold reached the $2,000 level was in 2011 and 2012, according to The Wall Street Journal, which attributed the high this year to investors responding to recent financial and economic trends.

In July, E-Scrap News noted the value had climbed to around $1,800 per troy ounce.

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