The yellow metal and companies that mine it remain in a bull market.
The world's biggest ETF could soon be SPDR Gold Shares, which took in $1.3 billion on Monday alone. Some analysts see the metal hitting $2,500 by year's end.
Metal prices are so high that the uncertainties of a US default make a further advance unlikely.
These funds have outperformed their bullion counterparts in the past month.
The company had a great quarter, with revenue up 50%. There are other positives to this stock, too.
Funds tracking gold and the Swiss franc have become increasingly attractive in a turbulent market.
With no end in sight to the sovereign debt issues driving the metal's recent rally, investors can gain exposure through mining shares and ETFs.
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