Right now gold is king. Last February the price of gold reached more than $1,000 and has since bobbed and weaved between $865 and $968. During this time, the author has seen an interesting trend amongst female columnists: gold was a topic worth pursuing. It started a couple weeks ago when she saw a column by the Chicago Sun-Times' Terry Savage, a local celebrity and former trader. What she told Sun-Times readers was to buy gold, even at this level. Then Gillian Tett of the Financial Times wrote that during the Swiss Davos economic conference there was talk by some panelists about bringing back the gold standard.