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Invest in Gold

Those whose portfolios have been crippled by the recession may want to look into selling the family jewels: Gold futures topped $1,000 today for the first time in almost a year, as investors retreated to safety from the tumultuous stock markets. Gold was the only metal whose price grew in 2008, has grown every year since 2000, and is up 10 percent so far in 2009.