Gold has had a rough year, but it doesn't mean all investors have shunned the precious metal. Demand for gold has rocketed in China. But what does this mean for investors in the United States?

Investors can get gold exposure through ETFs including the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEMKT:GLD) and the iShares Gold Trust (NYSEMKT:IAU), but know the risks involved with investing in this space. In the following video, analysts Mike Klesta and Dan Caplinger discuss the lay of the land for gold and when the metal makes sense for a portfolio. 

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