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An analysis of gold’s performance as an investment finds unpredictable patterns that, arguably, make it unsuitable for the average portfolio. (Scott Rothstein)
An analysis of gold’s performance as an investment finds unpredictable patterns that, arguably, make it unsuitable for the average portfolio. (Scott Rothstein)

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Don't be sold on gold
An analysis of gold’s performance as an investment finds unpredictable patterns that, arguably, make it unsuitable for the average portfolio.

Be careful out there
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