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Tag Archives: GLD

Surprise! A Close Look at GLD Reveals What it IS and is NOT

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The most common misunderstandings regarding the primary gold ETF, SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) is that it buys and sells gold. That is not the case. It is just a paper asset. It is not a way to buy gold and have someone else store your holdings for you. It is just an innovative way to “own gold.” Below I outline more of just what GLD is and is not.

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ETF Investors: Avoid These 10 Common Mistakes

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While ETFs offer numerous advantages over traditional actively-managed mutual funds and individual stocks - near total transparency, intraday trading, and a (generally) more straightforward tax situation - they aren’t foolproof, and there are plenty of opportunities to make mistakes while investing in ETFs. Words: 1991

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All Gold and Silver ETFs are NOT Created Equal! Here’s the Best

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Whole oceans of ink have been spilled detailing the good and not-so-good points of the closed-end fund CEF (Central Fund of Canada) and the twin ETF's GLD (SPDR Gold Trust) and SLV (iShares Silver Trust) funds. My goal here is to distill the salient points down to the fewest words possible to help make your due diligence task somewhat less...well...tasking. [Let's go!] Words: 650

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GLD & HUI: Where’s the Bottom? Is It Time To Buy?

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All sorts of opinions are flooding in about why GLD & HUI are declining, what's coming next and why investors should buy or why they should sell. Panic seems like an appropriate description of the current emotional state for many gold bulls. The fact of the matter, however, is that gold is simply declining because... Word count: 588

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Gold & Silver ETFs vs. Physical Bullion: What’s the Difference?

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Investors wisely seeking exposure to precious metals must deliberate between the convenience of buying shares of an electronically traded fund (ETF) and the ultimate security of owning physical gold and silver bullion. We tasked ourselves to take a closer look at each to understand their important distinctions.

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GLD vs. PHYS: Which Is the Best Gold Trust & Why?

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Some investors might not be aware that SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) does not, in ordinary circumstances, allow for the redemption of physical gold while the Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS) has the unique property of allowing investors to trade in their shares for physical gold deliveries. This article takes a look at the performance, liquidity and purpose of each to determine which is best under which circumstances.

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