Will Gold Shine Again?

This article was originally called Will Gold Shine Again?.  It was excerpted from my book Active Value Investing and appeared in the Rocky Mountain News.  I have no intention of making an argument of where the gold prices will be over next month or five years from now – I simply don’t know.  My intention is to dispel this notion that gold was a great investment - it simply not the case, and offer a caution that gold may not be a great investment going forward.