Gold prices have moved sideways this week and gold on the December contract has gained just 0.3% to $1,720 over the last five trading days.
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 big movers
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 week's biggest movers.
Shares in Egyptian gold miner Centamin
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