NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- When it comes to playing precious metals, no shiny material gets more press than gold. This yellow metal has consistently been looked to in times of turmoil as the ultimate play on market uncertainty.As the global economy started its journey down the road to recovery last year, increasing skepticism over the rally's longevity, plus inflation fears, sent investors pouring into the gold market, boosting prices to record-breaking levels.
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