Traders pile into gold for protection

This $500,000 mountain bike is made with 24-karat gold. The chain, spokes and pedals are all covered in gold, and its emblem has 500 black diamonds and 600 yellow sapphires.
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This $500,000 mountain bike is made with 24-karat gold. The chain, spokes and pedals are all covered in gold, and its emblem has 500 black diamonds and 600 yellow sapphires.

Small investors are scooping up securities that will benefit from higher gold prices as market volatility sets off a flight to safety.