Mythbusting Gold’s Volatility

Gold is a volatile asset class.

This is why we tell investors to put no more than 5-10 percent of their portfolio in gold, and split that among the bullion itself and those companies tasked with exploring for and producing gold.

However, when compared to other commodities last year, gold looks relatively calm.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mythbusting-golds-volatility-2011-1

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