The metal is a necessary cornerstone of any portfolio in these uncertain times. Buy more if you own some, and start a position today if you don't.
A day after cracking $1,400, gold prices continued to rally on concerns over eurozone debt, while silver surged 5.4%.
A number of funds linked to miners and bullion would benefit if central banks moved to a gold standard.
As G-20 leaders prepare to meet amid global currency concerns, World Bank President Robert Zoellick rekindles an old debate.
Strength in bank and tech stocks pulls the market back from early losses. Whirlpool and Sprint results and a weak report on durable goods disappoint. A rising dollar pushes gold and oil lower.
The indexes struggle to very small gains. US Steel, Lexmark, Cummins and Kimberly-Clark all slump. Ford and Coach both show big gains. The dollar moves higher.
Prices settle higher after the weekend summit leaves the US dollar in decline.
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The Dow jumps 109 points after rising as many as 191. Oil-price jitters and rising rates trim gains. Those factors and the Fed may weigh on markets Tuesday.
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