With Gold on the radar of most investors, much of the conversation has switched from whether to buy gold to how to buy gold.

To date, the ETF GLD has been the most popular option for investors seeking to add some yellow metal to their portfolios. It is liquid and easy to store (unlike bullion). But for true believers, GLD is not good enough because its claim on actual metal is far from absolute enough for a hardened gold bug. Several sponsors have jumped in to offer products with tighter links to physical gold.

Wherever you lie on the gold buyer’s spectrum, there is at least one method of acquiring gold that seems worse than holding onto a bunch of GLD shares…

Fools Gold: Inside the Glenn Beck Goldline Scheme


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