We now have an eclectic mix of options for investing in Gold. The mixture of Gold investments on offer has never been greater - allowing the most conventional investor to make a relatively risk free dabble in the metal, and giving the more risk-prone investor the chance to gear-up by hundreds and sometimes thousands of percentage points as the Gold price rises.
These are some of the conventional options for investing in Gold
1. Equities - unlike gold bullion which is regarded as a secure haven, unhedged gold shares or funds are regarded as risky and are awfully volatile. Good professional guidance is recommended.
2. Gold Mutual Funds - invest in a wide range of mining stocks enabling the investor to spread their threat.
3. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) - This is a single stock representing the under laying an index - in this case a gold index. The stock is backed by holdings of gold bullion (we hope)