Working Money: Heavy (Precious) Metals by Jeff Dufour
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Working Money: Heavy (Precious) Metals by Jeff Dufour
The whys, whens, and hows of investing in gold and other precious metals.
After a long lapse from the consciousness of the investing public, gold is glittering again. Earlier in 2002, the price of gold broke the $300/oz. threshold for the
first time since 1999. Precious metals mining stocks and gold-laden mutual funds have soared, even as the Standard & Poor's 500 continues to lag. Yet precious metals -- gold in particular -- are one of the least understood and most controversial investments around. Once thought of as the only true storehou...