Speaking in the current market climate, gold is the very decent investment, even though the market has taken a bit of a fall , id recommend you look at other areas of the economy and growth and recovery patterns before going into gold, as i said when all else is down , gold is the best alternate investment, else the market for gold gets stagnant...oil prices must also be taken into account before looking at gold, the higher the oil price the more expensive gold gets
Gold investment is option good for certain time but for long time or future point of view , can invest in mutual fund, stock. If you really want to do investment, can take help of some financial adviser like JM Financial group , they will provide you guidance related to the finance.
It depends on what your investment goals are.
Having part of your investment portfolio in gold or other precious metals is probably a good move. The more diverse your investments the safer.