18.12.2012 - Bullion or mining shares?
There are many reasons to own physical gold. They arise from the financial and monetary uncertainty impacting investors around the globe. Some of the more obvious reasons are: Weakening economic activity and rising inflationary pressures bring back unpleasant memories of the stagflation experienced in the 1970s, Geopolitical tensions remain a major area of focus and the ongoing sovereign debt crisis and the knock-on effect it is having on the solvency of some of the world’s largest banks because they own too much government paper. By owning physical gold you are protected from the above because physical metal does not have counterparty risk. But do you also want to own the shares of gold mining companies? There are two things that need to be considered to answer this question...........................................Full Article: Source
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