BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Gold funds surged an average of 38% this year, about 2 ½ times the pace of the benchmark S&P 500 Index, as the precious metal reached a record.Gold is a popular investment in times of economic and political uncertainty. Since many countries in the developed world are running huge deficits and printing money, and there is a long-running war in the Middle East and the threat of one in Korea, gold has extended a rally that bodes well for the sector in 2011, analysts say.
Best-Performing Gold Funds Surge Up to 66%
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