These 3 ETFs offer low-fee gold exposure

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An improved U.S. economy and low unemployment led the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates three times in 2017 and twice so far this year. That dampens the risk of a falling U.S. dollar and much-stronger inflation. Typically, both of those factors are needed to significantly boost demand for gold. Still, if you want exposure to gold, here are three low-fee ETFs. SPDR GOLD SHARES ETF $111.21 (New York symbol GLD; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $11.9 billion) invests in gold bullion, using gold bars in the vaults of HSBC, Bank of England, UBS AG and others. Each unit of the trust represents 1/10th of an ounce of gold adjusted for expenses. The ETF is set up in the form of a trust. Each unit represents a fractional ownership in the trust, the sole assets of which are gold bullion and, from time to time, cash. The fund offers investors a means of participating in the gold bullion market without having to hold the…

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