LONDON -- After falling sharply on Friday, gold prices have trod water this week. When U.S. markets opened on Thursday, gold on the December contract was down 1.6% over the last five trading days at $1,745.90.
Of course, the only practical way for most private investors to invest in gold is through exchange-traded funds. The performance of the $63 billion SPDR Gold Trust ETF
Gold's star performers
Many investors prefer to invest in gold mining stocks, rather than gold itself, as investing in miners offers the potential for leveraged gains on the price of gold. Let's take a look at some of the sector's recent risers.
AIM-listed Mwana Africa
Timmins Gold Corp
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