How to Invest in Gold

Looking to add some precious metal to your investment portfolio? Gold can provide a buffer in times of uncertainty and diversification from stocks and bonds

Emma Wall 13 December, 2016 | 2:18PM

This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Alternative Investing; providing everything you need to know about property, commodities, infrastructure and other diversifying assets. 

Investors have been snapping up gold funds this year – as geopolitical threats added uncertainty to markets, the perceived safe haven has provided welcome cover. The gold price started the year at $1,074 per ounce and rose as high as $1,367 in July following the Brexit vote, subsequently falling to $1,251 and spiking again to $1,305 in the midst of US election uncertainty in November.

IG Group’s Chris Beauchamp, says that next year investors should see a return of risk appetite, meaning gold will suffer over the course of 2017.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BlackRock World Mining Trust plc363.52 GBP1.54
iShares Physical Gold ETC GBP2,745.05 GBP0.44
JPM Global Natural Resources A (acc) EUR11.74 EUR0.92

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Emma Wall  is former Senior International Editor for Morningstar

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