PYRAMID OF RISK
There are a number of ways to invest in gold, each with its own pros and cons:
- Purchasing shares in an exchange-traded gold fund (ETF) or a traditional gold fund
- Investing in a mining company
- Spread betting
- Gold futures trading or Contracts for Difference (CFD)
All of these methods are better suited to short-term speculation and will not insure your portfolio or harden your investments against financial turmoil. As the pyramid of risk shows, owning and investing in physical gold bullion is the safest, most manageable and least taxed way to secure your wealth with gold.