--Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The Toronto Stock Exchange- based index groups together the world's top gold producers, including No.1 Barrick Gold Corp, which is up 20.5 percent this year in U.S. dollar terms, and No.2 Newmont Mining Corp, which has gained 40 percent. The No.3 producer, Johannesburg- listed AngloGold Ashanti, is up 32 percent since the start of...» Read More
The age-old idea is attracting new fans, amid growing investor concern that enormous government borrowing is weakening the dollar and spark hyper-inflation.
Gold prices have stalled in recent days as investors have turned away from safe-havens and towards risk assets.
CNBC's Bob Pisani recently got an exclusive inside look at the HSBC gold vaults in London, where the gold for the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is stored. One section of the vault contains gold allocated specifically to the GLD, but there are other clients that store their gold in other parts of the vault as well.
Almost no one outside the sponsor (the World Gold Council) has ever seen the gold in the world's largest vault — until now.
Gold Bullion International's CEO explains the advantages. "When you own a real asset, there's no counterparty risk between you and the real asset," he says
Chinese companies and investors are stepping up their purchases of industrial commodities such as copper, in a show of confidence in the global economy that stands in contrast to the turmoil in western markets. The FT reports.
Have record gold prices had any effect on America's jewelers? CNBC's Bob Pisani with an inside look at the wholesale jewelry industry.
What happens to gold once it's been refined and how is the precious metal priced? A look at the middlemen of the gold world, with CNBC's Bob Pisani.
A look inside South Africa's Rand Refinery, where the world's gold is refined, then delivered all over the globe to: banks, mints, industrial manufacturers and jewelry makers.
Gold is increasingly harder to find, forcing thousands of miners to drill deeper, at higher costs and greater danger.
What is it about gold that makes people so passionate, crazy, paranoid? Our special report answers that question and more. We'll take you to mines in South Africa, gold bank vaults in London, trading pits in New York and the shop floor of a huge gold-jewelry manufacturer in Louisiana.
With fiscal instability plaguing the U.S. and Europe, some want a return to the past and a restraint on money supply.
Like commodities in general, metals help investors diversify as their performance bears little resemblance to that of stocks.
Gold has had a hold on mankind since it was first mined in the Copper Age.
From physical coins to futures, options, and ETFs -- reporter Bob Pisani breaks down the how and where to invest in gold.
Stocks are on the rise as gold heads lower, with CNBC's Seema Mody and Sharon Epperson.
If the price of gold falls below $1,600 an ounce, it could go down by nearly 30 percent from peak and the dollar could strengthen by a similar percentage, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC on Monday.
If the price of gold falls below $1,600 and investors pull back from risky assets, the US dollar could appreciate by as much as 30 percent, Ron William, a technical strategist at MIG Bank, told CNBC
The gold rush is back! As the price of gold reaches new record highs, recreational prospecting for gold has turned into an ever more popular pastime. Not just in the US or Australia, but also across parts of the Alps in Switzerland.
A look at investment opportunities in gold, ETFs, and the banking sector, with Dan McMahon, Raymond James, and Bruno del Ama, Global X Funds.