Cashing In on the New Gold Rush

By Ben Steverman - 2012-11-12T22:53:07Z

Photograph by Justin Mott/Bloomberg

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Trading Boom

Gold is now traded in far more places than it used to be. The 10-year-old Shanghai Gold Exchange saw its trading volume rise 40 percent per year from 2004 to 2011. BullionVault, a leading spot for online traders, claims 41,500 active customers holding $2.2 billion in bullion on the platform -- more than the amount held by Brazil's central bank.