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So much for not buying at the top: earlier spot gold hit an all time high in dollars ($1,251.5/oz) and all other currencies. Any minute now it will go back to 0, the central bankers and skeptics say, just because the politicians really have it all under control and we all just have to trust them. From Reuters: "Gold hit a record dollar high above $1,250 an ounce and new peaks in other currencies on Tuesday as concern over Europe's economic outlook lifted risk aversion, reversing early gains for the euro and stock markets. Concern grew over prospects for a European economic recovery after ratings agency Fitch warned the UK faced a "formidable" challenge in its plan to cut government borrowing."