16 Mar '11, 9pm

Are you paying too much for your gold? - TODAYonline

With investors moving assets to what they regard as safer stores of value that can withstand potential monetary debasement, gold has emerged as a prominent investment category. With the emergence of the exchange traded fund (ETF), investors can now access the same exposures while benefiting from the cost efficiency and liquidity of an exchange traded product. The tremendous broad-based growth of ETFs in the precious metals space has been followed with great interest by many investors who may be interested in learning more about the differences between ownership through physical bullion and an ETF. Physical Bullion The common theme among pricing mechanisms for physical bullion is a relatively high degree of correlation between ease of transport/efficiency of storage and price per ounce. More simply put, if something is easily moved, it is more expensive; to the extent that ...

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