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Description: The allure of gold is thousands of years old, but nowadays the precious metal has a youthful look. Gold’s spectacular, decade-long run, coupled with the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe, an uncertain outlook for the U.S. dollar, and worries of worldwide recession, has tapped a new vein of investors in their 20s and 30s.

Source:  Marketwatch.com

Date: 11/11/2011

Link:   http://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-gold-bugs-are-young-and-restless-2011-11-11

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the appeal of gold to these investors.
  • Is their thinking about the long term value of gold sound?

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