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Precious metals and miners online discussion

A security guard places several one-kilogramme gold bars inside a secured vault in Dubai, United Arab Emirates April 20, 2006. Spot gold surged to a 25-year high of $645.75 on Thursday in a rally that has been driven by inflation worries, political tensions in the Middle East and instability in currency markets. REUTERS/Tamara Abdul Hadi


Wondering whether to get into mining or precious metals at this point? Kevin MacLean, who runs the Sentry Select Precious Metals Growth Fund and has just won a Lipper Award, took your questions.

He looks for companies that can thrive without depending on a rising gold price, and sticks to smaller-capitalization firms as opposed to giants such as Barrick Gold Corp. or Newmont Mining Corp. Read about Mr. MacLean's outlook in this article: Kevin MacLean says more gains in store for gold

He'll was online today at noon (ET) to take your investing questions. You can reread the discussion by scrolling down and clicking on the live blog box below.

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More on gold:

  • All about gold
  • Investor's guide to gold
  • 'Go for the gold' may mean going for a loss
  • John Ing's three gold picks
  • This time, the gold bugs might be right

The complete list of Lipper funds of the year award winners

  • Top mutual funds over one year
  • Top funds over three years
  • Top funds over five years
  • Top funds over 10 years
  • Group award winners

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