SPDR Gold Shares (GLD -1.3%), the fastest growing major investment fund ever, has democratized...

|About: SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD)|By:, SA News Editor

SPDR Gold Shares (GLD -1.3%), the fastest growing major investment fund ever, has democratized the gold market, its fans say, paving the way for investors of all stripes to get direct exposure to gold. But skeptics argue the fund has turbo-charged gold prices and could expose legions of small investors to big losses if the gold rally reverses sharply.