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.
Prices crawl back after Friday's staggering sell-off.
Prices plummeted as rumors of a Chinese interest-rate hike prompt investors to dump the metals and other commodities.
Prices bounce back somewhat from Wednesday's losses as fears that Ireland could default on its debt send investors looking for safety. But a stronger dollar is tempering the metal's rally.
The summit in Seoul will be all about bashing Bernanke and the dollar, which means you want to be in gold.
Prices falter as the dollar rallies and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange raises the deposit required to buy silver contracts.
A day after cracking $1,400, gold prices continued to rally on concerns over eurozone debt, while silver surged 5.4%.
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