Prices may be slipping today, but with more shiny yellow metal in storage than ever before, big banks are rushing to build more vaults. Voila: Construction jobs!
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But bread and cracker sales are up, so, you know, at least people are eating...something.
Ian Hannam, chairman of JP Morgan Capital Markets, believes Afghanistan is "one of the last great natural-resource frontiers."
Have investors become too downbeat on the barbarous relic?
Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors discusses where he thinks the price of the yellow metal is headed. Hint: up.
Here's a more direct and cheaper way to line your portfolio with yellow metal: steal it.