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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

Postby jimmy » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:40 pm

With savings earning low rates and worries that the governments may help themselves at some time,is investing in gold a good idea,or is the price over inflated at the moment.
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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

Postby myron » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:44 pm

You can own gold in several ways.
1. Buy the gold and have it sent to you.
2. Buy the gold and let the company hold it for you.
3. Buy the gold in gold stock companies.
4. Buy shares of gold through ETF or precious
metals mutual funds.

Note: Gold or other precious metals should make up
less then 15% of your portfolio.
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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

Postby barry48 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:11 pm

Investors put money into a variety of venues. an ETF is the most efficient/easiest way to invest in gold. Physical gold maybe for the conspiracy theorists out there, jewellery is the worst investment.

Gold is somewhat unique as an investment in that unlike a company, or other commodity, it has little intrinsic value of it's own - it's valuable because people think it's valuable and it's supply is limited. So what the "right" price is is hard to tell, but personally, I think it's very, very high right now. You missed the big run-up. I think the price is going to be relatively flat this year, but who really knows. Despite what the gold company ads say, gold is actually a volatile, risky investment. Certainly if you do it, don't put all your eggs in one basket. Personally, I would (and have) put my money into growth stock mutual funds.
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People who invest in Gold,do they buy jewellery,coins or actual bars ?

Postby reading22 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:40 pm

ETF - called GLD
Easiest is to invest in a brokerage account.
Not everyone buys coins, jewelry, etc.
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