April 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
The Best Gold ETF…Isn’t An ETF
As interest in gold as an investable asset has increased in recent years, more and more investors looking to gain exposure to the precious metal are turning to exchange-traded products. U.S.-listed gold ETPs now have assets in excess of $80 billion, representing a material portion of the total industry. Gold ETPs have generally performed very well over the past five years; prices of the metal have climbed steadily higher, and the stellar performance has no doubt been one of the substantial drivers of interest in this asset class [see also Does GLD Really Hold Gold, Or is it a Scam?]. For investors looking to purchase a gold ETP, there is no shortage of options; several different products allow cheap, easy access. While these products are generally similar, there are nuances to each that can impact the returns realized. And this is one case where bigger isn’t always better; some of [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: Among Gold ETFs, Bigger Isn’t Always Better How Contango Impacts ETFs The Definitive Gold ETF Guide: Gold Bullion ETFs 101 ETF Plays For $3,000 Gold Why You Need A Swiss Gold ETF
As interest in gold as an investable asset has increased in recent years, more and more investors looking to gain exposure to the precious metal are turning to exchange-traded products. U.S.-listed gold ETPs now have assets in excess of $80 billion, representing a material portion of the total industry. Gold ETPs have generally performed very well over the past five years; prices of the metal have climbed steadily higher, and the stellar performance has no doubt been one of the substantial drivers of interest in this asset class [see also Does GLD Really Hold Gold, Or is it a Scam?].  For investors looking to purchase a gold ETP, there is no shortage of options; several different products allow cheap, easy access. While these products are generally similar, there are nuances to each that can impact the returns realized. And this is one case where bigger isn’t always better; some of [...]

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