Gold prices have weakened this week, and gold on the December contract was down 1.3% over the last five trading days at $1,716 when U.S. markets opened on Thursday.
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 this month's biggest risers.
Shares in Fresnillo
Finally, shares in Randgold Resources
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