Reasons NOT to Invest in Gold

Gold has hit a record high and investors have poured billions into gold tracker funds. But should you invest? Probably not

Holly Black 12 August, 2020 | 11:24AM

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It’s little surprise that gold is attracting a lot of investor attention. The price of the lustrous yellow metal recently hit a record high and it's never been cheaper to invest in the asset.

Indeed, fund house Invesco this week revealed it has reduced the fee on its physical gold ETC from an already low 0.19% to a market-leading 0.15%. It now effectively costs investors just £1.50 for every £1,000 they invest in the fund.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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