"Gold futures closed over $530 an ounce Friday, up almost 5% for the week as strong physical demand, inflation concerns and central-bank buying lifted prices for a seventh-straight session to their highest level in almost a quarter century" (Marketwatch)

iShares COMEX Gold Trust
(IAU) and streetTRACKS Gold Shares (GLD) are up over 12% in the last month.


Gold has rallied sharply in recent months, adding over $30 since the end of November, amid robust demand for jewelry in China and India, buying by central banks, notably Russia, and inflation concerns that have been fueled by a surge in energy prices.

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