Gold Rush 2.0 : Planet Money The price of gold is at a six-year high and gold bugs say it's the safest place to put your money in uncertain times. But is it actually a good investment?
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Gold Rush 2.0

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The world's largest gold coin on display at the New York Stock Exchange

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Gold has started wars, inspired poets, and adorned royalty for thousands of years. It's one of the oldest investments on earth. It's also having a moment right now — the price of gold is at a six-year high.

Today on The Indicator, why gold is so popular right now and is it actually a good place to put your money?

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