GLD made a technical breakout today, hitting all time highs-- but I feel that it may be under-subscribed. I took a quick look at marketwatch.com, and the GLD news was not above the fold; rather it was being treated as back-page news.. It feels as though there hasn't been a good bout of speculative fervor
Fred Wilson is out with a post about the supposed intrinsic value of gold and whether it makes sense as part of an investment portfolio. He cites the fact that it doesn't provide any dividends or other value, and the whole post is well worth a read. You can view it here. I've seen discussions
This video explains how gold options are structured a little differently than equity options. It was on the iPad this past Wednesday. All the gold miner names I mentioned were up over 3% the day after I put the video out there.