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How do I invest in Gold?

Investing in Gold can be a daunting process.

There seems to be no limit to the Gold products out there: coins, bars, Krugerrands. The list goes on. Thousands of products and even more options. So how do you get to the nitty gritty of it?

First, you must understand that you are investing in Gold, and that means that you want good returns. And you want GOLD, not window dressing. When someone buys Gold for the metal content (and not commemorative purposes) it is called buying Bullion. Bullion Gold is what you want to purchase i.e. Gold products that are closely linked to the prevailing Gold price, and trade at small premiums above that price.

Second: Budget. Budget will always be important, because you cannot spend more than you have. We recommend putting 20 - 25% of your investment funds into physical Gold. Gold adds stability to your portfolio and is a medium to long term investment (5 years +). Buying Gold today to sell tomorrow is called speculation, not investing.

Third: Stay informed. Information is power, and that is also true in the Gold industry. Educate yourself and keep up to date with the price and the latest developments.

To summarize, you buy Krugerrands and Gold Bars, two of the best Bullion products on Earth. The third product type is Gold coins, and there you must be very careful to purchase the right product at the right price, like the Natura Prestige Sets that have a proven track record.

If you have never invested in Gold, the products below are a good start. They are affordable and appropriate. - by Paul B Gibson

- 10 August 2013