For hundreds of years,Guest Posting gold has been the favorite precious metal for both making beautiful and valuable jewelry and also as a store of value for the investor. While gold jewelry remains popular as a decorative art, it fails as an investment for the most part due to the large markup buyers pay. There are exceptions, but those are mostly limited to those people who can afford to have unique gold jewelry pieces designed and made, rather than the mass produced items usually seen.
If you want to invest in gold, there are many other possibilities available. Some people like the feel of the gold in their hands, while others want to own it, but not have to worry about storing it safely.
For those who don’t want to hold the physical gold, buying shares in an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) is one way to go. You will need to have an account with a stock broker, since ETF’s trade like a stock. You will also need to do some research, because not all gold ETF’s invest the same way. Some buy gold bullion, store it and sell shares based on some fraction of an ounce of gold.