Gold is universally considered to be a highly valuable mineral, and its price is one of the yardsticks in assessing a country’s economy. Unlike many other commodities, however, the price of gold is often seen to rise or remain steady when an economy is in a downturn. After all, gold is considered an investment “safe haven”, which serves as an insurance policy when other investment options are deemed risky.
Internationally, gold jewelry has always been in high demand, particularly in places like India and China. This factors greatly to the stability of gold investments worldwide, including the USA. The year 2013 was another good year for gold investments, as reported in Forbes.com.