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Gold as an investment

A jewelry shop displays necklaces, bracelets and rings in white and yellow gold. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Employees Discuss Traveling Gold Company’s Buying Method

Kenny Birdsall worked as a gold buyer at Springfield, Ill.-based THR & Associates, writing checks to people who sold their jewelry at their shows. He says he quit when he discovered the bank had closed the THR account.

06/28/2012

A jewelry shop displays necklaces, bracelets and rings in white and yellow gold. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Gold Prices Jump, But Experts Warn Against Investing

Michael Meyers opened two yellow envelopes Tuesday and poured out a tangle of necklaces, rings and bracelets. It was $3,000 to $4,000 of gold he bought, from just two sellers.

08/09/2011