August 07, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
What Is A Gold ETF? Four Facts That May Surprise You
Gold is not only one of the most popular commodities in the world, but it is also one of the most widely traded financial instruments. Traders and investors utilize gold for its safe haven behaviors, its speculative power, and its high liquidity given its popularity . Some use futures contracts for gold exposure, while others prefer stocks. But recent years have seen exchange traded funds (ETFs) fall into the mix. These highly liquid and transparent assets have democratized gold investing so that even the smallest of investors can still maintain a healthy exposure to the precious metal. Below, we outline five facts about gold ETFs to help you get a better understanding of these products [see also Were Gold and Silver Manipulated Alongside LIBOR? ]. See the full story here → Related Posts: The Ultimate Guide To Gold Investing Is Gold Overvalued? The Bearish Case vs. The Bullish Case Why Gold is Going to $10,000: Q&A with Nick Barisheff Which Gold ETF Is Right For You? GLD vs. IAU vs. SGOL Five ETFs To Own During The Next Market Collapse
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