Gold: Funds soar on rally


Gold doesn't tarnish, and neither did the returns of gold funds in January as they continued to benefit from the metal's greatest rally in 25 years. The AIS Gold Fund returned 24.34% for January (on top of a 67.45% gain last year) with performance driven by a portfolio of gold and silver stocks and futures that was levered two to three times. The fund is currently long only four stocks and holds no short positions. Thunder Gold Partners, which holds silver and gold equities, rode January up 27.8%. And the Sprott Strategic Gold Fund returned 26.43% - further