Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> December 19, 2011

Gold Investment Demand Grows Faster Than Jewelry & Tech Demand – Elizabeth Collins – Morningstar, Inc.

Elizabeth Collins, CFA, is the Associate Director of equity research for the basic materials team at Morningstar, Inc. Her responsibilities include oversight of coverage for companies in the following industries: agriculture, chemicals, coal, engineering and construction, metals and mining, steel, wood products and building materials. Before becoming an Associate Director, Ms. Collins was a Senior Analyst on the energy team, where she had oversight for Morningstar's coverage of oil services firms, oil and gas companies, and coal companies. Before joining Morningstar in January 2005, Ms. Collins was an Intern in Navigant Consulting, Inc.'s corporate finance department. She earned her MBA from DePaul University in March 2005 and holds a B.A. in psychology from Boston College. Before business school, she worked as a Youth Program Coordinator for a public housing community organization in Boston. Profile
TWST: Gold is still trading at a high price. Should it be at this point?

Ms. Collins: I think, in the current economic environment, it makes a lot of sense for gold to be at such a high price. In the