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What is the gold exchange-traded fund?

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Hi Earnest,

Gold exchange-traded funds are ETFs that pursue the price of gold.  Gold ETF is a product ETF having gold as its major commodity. Exchange-traded funds usually hold assets such as stocks and bonds nearly in their portfolio all through the trading day. They are almost similar to an individual stock, and they trade in the same way.
Investing in gold ETFs will not make you own gold itself since the fund carries the derivative contracts of the gold financed by it. Dealing in gold ETF will enable you to learn how gold performs and how its price changes. Many investors of Gold ETF use it to offer them protection from the government and economic interferences.
When the value of the dollar falls, that of gold will rise. Investing in gold ETF will protect you from the risk associated with the dollar's falling value if such is what your portfolio holds. On the other hand, if you sell your gold ETF, you will gain protection in your portfolio if the value of the dollar rises.
A gold ETF aims to hedge the risk of gold commodities and help those commodities gain exposure when gold fluctuates. If the risk in your portfolio rises with the increasing price of gold, your gold ETF will help minimize that risk.
You can also use the gold ETF as an industry ETF. In a case where you want to learn about gold mining and invest in a gold ETF, it will help you out in this industry.

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Hello Earnest,

Gold exchange-traded funds are ETF which are based on the price of gold. Exchange-traded
funds act like individual stocks, and they trade in the same way. So you do not own gold since
these commodities are gold plagiaristic contracts that are supported by gold. It is worth noting
that once you redeem a gold ETF, you don't receive a valuable piece of metal but instead obtain
cash.
Many investors use gold ETF to keep an eye on the price of gold in the market. Though the
assets in the fund are supported by gold, it is not the intention of an investor to invest in gold.
This ETF gives the investor the ability to get an idea of the performance or shift in the price of
gold.
Typically, gold's value tends to be more reliable when the US dollar is weak. So if you have
assets which are affected by the dollar, it is advisable to purchase a gold ETF to counter the
effects when the dollar is on its downside.
Therefore, a gold ETF is an exchange-traded fund that is used to offset the risk associated with
commodities or also gain exposure to the price movements of gold itself. Investors can also use
this ETF if they want to familiarize themselves with the gold mining industry. So it is right to say
that the gold ETF acts as an industrial ETF.
This fund can be used to offset the risk associated with operating in foreign countries or to
acquire knowledge of the overseas market. Investors may use this fund in countries that solely
rely on gold as a source of revenue as protection if they have assets in their investment portfolio,
which are at high risk in that country.
If you are an individual looking to own gold, this ETF is not the thing for you. You do not get
any gold bars coins or medallions.

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