From Hardassetsinvestor.com: In times of economic crisis - such as the plummeting stock market of fall 2008 - the idea of holding gold is attractive. But the status of the market also opens up opportunities for investment in the pick-and-shovel enterprises that bring us that gold.
If you haven’t yet read our piece, Spot, Stock Or Future, you may want to check it out before reading further. In that article, we outline the basic differences between physical ownership (or more realistically, owning physical gold through an ETF gold trust, like GLD), futures and equities. The purpose of this article is to get beneath the surface of the mining sector - pardon the pun….. Full Article: Source