Understanding Gold and Gold Investing

1) Read This

The Gold Price by Paul van Eeden

2) Then read as many Paul van Eeden articles as you can
Paul van Eeden Commentary

3) Now read some boring technical articles by Bud Conrad
Bud Conrad Articles

4) Check-out ways to invest in gold

Bullion
Kitco Pool Accounts
Perth Mint Certificates
Physical Bullion

Stocks that More-or-Less Track the Price of Gold
StreetTRACKS GOLD SHARES
The Central Fund of Canada

Mining and Exploration Stocks
List of Gold, Silver, and Energy Stocks
Retirement Portfolio
Global Resource Investments
Toronto Stock Exchange

And if you want to feel guilty about sponsoring environmental devastation then read this
The Cost of Gold Series from the New York Times