Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $20.91. Gold Fields rose$. 08 or 1.9 percent, to $4.36. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 70 or 2.7 percent, to $26.18.» 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.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson reports on how many investors actually own the precious metal, and a look at the best way to invest in gold, with Tom Lydon, ETF Trends, and John Doody, "Gold Stock Analyst" founder.
CNBC's Kate Kelly has the details on how the savvy hedge fund players are cashing in on the gold rush.
Gold prices have stalled in recent days as investors have turned away from safe-havens and towards risk assets.
A look at where gold prices are headed and who are the largest buyers of the precious metal, with Jason Toussaint, World Gold Council, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
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.
Gold mining shares have underperformed the big rally in gold prices. So when will the miners start to shine? Charles Jeannes, Goldcorp president/CEO, weighs in on gold production and prices.
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.