Infographic: Gold ETF Mechanics

Infographic: Gold ETF MechanicsGold-backed Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a product class that has grown rapidly in recent years. The financial media regularly reports on the gold holdings within these products, and the customer bases of these ETFs include both institutional and retail investors. But what exactly are the mechanics of these products, what do they provide and not provide to their holders, and what are some of the concerns when holdings these products? This new infographic from BullionStar provides insights into these questions, and graphically illustrates the workings of these vehicles, as well as the factors that may give potential investors pause for concern when contrasted to segregated and allocated ownership of physical gold bars and gold coins. Continue reading…

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