Gold is often considered a foundation asset within any long term savings or investment portfolio. For centuries, particularly during times of financial stress and the resulting 'flight to quality', investors have sought to protect their capital in assets that offer safer stores of value. A potent wealth preserver, gold’s stability remains as compelling as ever for today’s investor.
A growing range of methods now allows investors to either buy gold, or simply gain exposure to gold price movements. From gold coins, online accounts, exchange traded funds and complex financial products, to mining stocks, the most appropriate gold investments will depend upon the investor’s specific requirements and outlook.