The following video is from Monday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Jim Gillies and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. Last week, gold prices recorded a negative 12-month return for the first time in three years. Not surprisingly, shares of gold stocks like Barrick Gold, Goldcorp, Novagold Resources, and Rubicon Minerals have all lost to the market over the past year. In this segment, the guys analyze the appeal gold holds for certain investors and share why, despite the run-up over the past few years, they believe there are better opportunities for investors.

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