The shiny yellow bars and coins are a safe haven when times get tough and people get scared.
Chinese steel production keeps sliding. And other business tidbits of the day.
A 30-year gold rout has spooked markets. But economists aren't that concerned. Crikey intern Kylar Loussikian speaks to some pointy heads about how low it could go, and whether we should be worrying.
Gold prices are pushing further into record territory, with gold futures brushing against the psychologically important $US1500 level, writes Karen Maley.
Gold is going through the roof, with a 12% rise so far this quarter, hedge funds are doing it tough, aluminium up, along with Rio's long-term debt and other business news.
Ultimately, your dollars are just bits of paper, says William Fleckenstein with no more intrinsic value than those in your Monopoly set. Gold, on the other hand...