Gold has special appeal for a lot of investors. That’s because gold is different from other commodities, due to its scarcity, its special physical characteristics like freedom from tarnishing and malleability (the ability of a metal to be hammered into thin sheets), its unique suitability for use as a medium of exchange, and its place in the world’s financial history.
But that specialness doesn’t make gold an attractive investment. In fact, we think it detracts from gold’s investment appeal. Because of the strong attachment that gold enthusiasts feel to the metal, they typically bid up the price of gold-producing stocks out of proportion to the profits those mines are likely to produce.
If you do want to invest in gold, we recommend that you do it through gold-mining stocks. Unlike gold bullion, which comes with a continuing cash drain for management, insurance and so on, gold stocks at least have the potential to generate income. They can also build new mines and raised their production, even if gold goes sideways for a lengthy period.
But keep in mind that no matter how appealing they look, you should limit gold stocks to a modest part of your portfolio. The best way to boost your long-term investment results is to follow TSI Network and use our three-part Successful Investor strategy:
Invest mainly in well-established companies;
Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; the Consumer sector; Finance; Utilities);
Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.
Precious metal ETFs have largely centred on gold stocks. We continue to see the outlook for that precious metal as positive, and for aggressive investors who want to hold precious metal ETFs, including a silver ETF, we have two of them below.
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