Many people choose to invest in mining stocks, gold certificates, or gold ETF’s instead of physical gold. These investments don’t offer the same benefits as physical precious metals.
ETF’s are trusts that own gold and the assets are handled by a trustee such as a bank. The trust isn’t liable for any loss, damage, fraud or theft that would affect the shares. These shares can’t even be used to redeem physical gold. ETF’s are NOT physical metals.