What You Need To Know About Gold

02/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JEFF D. OPDYKE Wall Street Journal

Gold shined in 2008. Could 2009 be as bright?

Of all the major assets -- stocks, corporate bonds, cash and others -- gold was one of last year's few standouts. While so many investments collapsed amid the turmoil, the price of an ounce of gold posted a gain of about 4.3%.

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