This segment is from Thursday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy.

Gold investors experienced a year unlike one presented to them in more than a decade as 2013 unfolded. The price of the precious metal absolutely cratered. Despite the plunge, it remains a hot topic among global investors. In the following short clip, our analysts give their opinions on how gold might fare in 2014... and beyond.

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