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Common Customer Questions About Gold Investment and our Expert Answers

Gold Investment FAQs

We are frequently asked many questions about investing in gold. As a guide to customers and for clarity, we have listed many of these questions in this article, which we hope you enjoy reading!

1)    Are gold coins a good investment

We have written a detailed answer to this question, simply read our answer at this blog post.

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2)    Is gold ETF a good investment

Read our detailed answer at https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/is-a-gold-etf-a-good-investment, we also recommend reading buying a gold ETF.

3)    Which is the better investment, gold or silver

See https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/which-is-the-better-investment-gold-or-silver for a comprehensive answer to this question.

4)    Best gold investment for beginners

The best gold investment for beginners is to focus on the well-established UK bullion coins such as Sovereigns and Britannias. Premiums are low on these coins and it’s difficult to go wrong as they’re so easy to sell at excellent prices. Avoid buying proof coins or boxed collectors coins which will cost far more.

5)    Is gold a good investment

Please read our detailed to answer to this question at this link.

Gold bars, in particular, are usually classed as a long-term investment
Gold bars, in particular, are usually classed as a long-term investment

6)    How does gold investment work

The idea behind gold investment is that the underlying value of gold increases over time. Historically this rate of increase is higher than inflation, so the value of your investment increases in real terms. Investing in gold can take the form of physical bars and coins, gold equity funds, mining shares or ETFs.

7)    Gold investment vs Bitcoin

For our dedicated article on this topic, please read https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-investment-vs-bitcoin/.

8)    Best gold investment UK

The best UK gold investment is to buy Sovereigns and Britannia coins. Physical ownership means you have no counterparty risk. The bullion coins represent great value compared to proof coins or collector’s coins, and both benefit from a strong second-hand market, so they’re easy to sell. As UK legal tender profits from selling these coins are also free from Capital Gains Tax.

Britannia gold coins are a solid investment buy
Britannia gold coins are a solid investment buy

9)    Where to buy gold for investment

Click https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/where-to-buy-gold-for-investment to read this article, which answers the question.

10) Gold investment vs stocks

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Click https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-investment-vs-stocks for an answer to this question.

 

 

11) Gold coins vs bars

Visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-coins-vs-bars for a comprehensive answer to this article.

Why not also view our video, “Gold coins – collecting as a hobby and for-profit”

12) Gold investment for 2018

2018 is a good year to start off in gold investment as gold prices are significantly lower than at the height of the market. Gains may not be straight away, but 2018 is a prudent starting point with Brexit still looming, equity markets due to a large price correction, and credit bubbles brewing in the background. The gold price would likely increase in any of these events.

13) How safe is gold investing

Click how safe is gold investing to read our detailed answer to this question.

14) Gold investment vs fixed deposit

Read https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-investment-vs-fixed-deposits in our detailed FAQ answer blog article.

15) How good is gold investment right now

As of March 2018, the gold price was around 20% off its all-time high, and around 13% off its high from the past 12 months. This provides a great buying opportunity to buy more gold for the same money. Many experts predict a significant stock market correction any times in the next 18 months which would propel the gold price upwards.

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16) Which is a better investment, gold or diamonds

Please read our detailed answer to this question by clicking this link – https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/which-is-a-better-investment-gold-or-diamonds/.

17) How to do gold investing

If you’re wondering how to buy gold investment, then the simplest and safest way is to buy online from a reputable dealer. Research into the broker first and ensure they have a track record. They may be able to offer you guidance as to which coins and bars to buy. For example, gold bars are available in various sizes such 1oz, 100g and 1 kilo and you may need dealer advice as to which is the best to buy for your circumstances. You can either receive the gold yourself or have the dealer store it for you. When the price has risen over time, sell the gold at a profit.

18) Which gold is best for investment

Please read our detailed answer to this question here.

19) How to buy gold investment coins

We have written a detailed answer to this question which can be read at https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/how-to-buy-gold-investment-coins.

Gold investment coins include foreign coins such as the Krugerrand

Gold investment coins include foreign coins such as the Krugerrand

20) Where to buy gold bars for investment

Visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/where-to-buy-gold-bars-for-investment, which answers this question in detail.


Why not also view our video, “Buying gold bars – a guide for investors”

21) What is gold investment

We have written a detailed answer to this question. This can be accessed by clicking here.

22) What is ETF gold investing

Buying gold ETFs is an important topic to understand. Read our answer to this question at https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/is-a-gold-etf-a-good-investment.

23) Gold investment vs property

Click https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-investment-vs-property for our answer to this question.

24) What is paper gold investment

Read https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/what-is-paper-gold-investment for more detail on this topic and an answer to the question.

25) Gold investment and risk

Click https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/what-risks-are-involved-in-gold-investment for a detailed answer about gold and risk.

26) Gold investment for dummies

Visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/gold-investment-for-dummies for a detailed answer to this question.Why not choose our Directors Pick for great value gold investments

Why not choose our Directors Pick for great value gold investments

27) Which is the better investment, gold or platinum

Visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/which-is-the-better-investment-gold-or-platinum for a comprehensive answer.

28) Which gold coins are a good investment

We have created a detailed answer to this question. Please visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/which-gold-coins-are-a-good-investment/ to read our detailed answer.

29) Should investments in gold be for the long term

We have created a detailed answer to this question, simply visit https://www.physicalgold.com/insights/should-investments-in-gold-be-for-the-long-term/ to read this.

 

Contact Physical Gold today

Why not contact Physical Gold today to discuss investment approaches to gold and also with any more questions! We are here to serve and can be contacted at 020 7060 9992, also view our contact details here.


DANIEL FISHER

Daniel Fisher formed physical Gold in 2008, after working in the financial industry for 20 years. He spent much of that time working within the new issue fixed income business at a top tier US bank. In this role, he traded a large book of fixed income securities, raised capital for some of the largest government, financial, and corporate institutions in the world and advised the leading global institutional investors. Daniel is CeFA registered and is a member of the Institute of Financial Planning.

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