Goldbugs, rejoice. It's time to see whether all that glitters truly is gold. I may not be the best person to introduce this week's bout; in November 2005, just as a share of Google
I've been wrong so far, which my fellow Fool Robert Aronen won't let me live down. It's perfectly fitting that he should argue in favor of gold this week.
I wasn't always this way. Through the 1990s, I was in an investment club -- the third ever on the Internet -- that devoured the stuff. Two of our largest holdings were low-cost producer Barrick
I won't be stepping in as the bear. I'd probably only find myself heaving softballs at hard assets, and you deserve better than that. I need a true attack dog, so in comes Chuck Saletta.
Does gold present the ideal inflation hedge in these uncertain times, or is the precious metal losing its shine? That's what this week's bout is all about.