Playing the gold card


Gold is commonly regarded as a bad news metal, the asset that investors flock to in times of economic uncertainty when plunging stock markets, depreciating currencies and rising inflation combine to make precious metals the ideal portfolio hedge.

While the appeal of gold during times of economic turmoil has long been recognised, the spectacular performance of bullion last year took even some seasoned precious metal veterans by surprise and delighted investors who bought early in 2009.

On January

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