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Things To Avoid When Investing in Gold

The big question that disturbs every investor, especially those who are new to this market and want to make gold investment, is how to invest and what to avoid so that they are able to create a balanced selection in gold investment.

Gold is the most precious metal from the time it was discovered. The demand for gold is always increasing and has led to an increase in its prices. It is considered as one of the most reliable and safest financial asserts among various investable assets, as it provides insurance and protection during the time of financial instability. You can invest in physical gold bullions in the form of gold coins and gold bars.

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Consider a Few Things Before Making a Gold Investment:

  1. Which gold bullion is better for investment?  You should know the importance and potential value of these gold bullion bars and coins. It also depends upon various factors like Value Added Tax (VAT), capital gains tax (CGT) and the duration you should keep your gold etc. These gold bullion coins and gold bars have their own advantages and disadvantages and are valued differently.
  2. Before you buy anything, think if it is certified? If yes, by whom? Do not invest with unauthorized distributors. Always select fully authorized distributors.
  3. You should be careful especially when buying from online auction sites and avoid being a victim.
  4. If you invest in some wrong gold bullion, it can prove to be a costly mistake. So you should make your investment in the right ones.
  5. Always buy gold when the prices become stable or drop. Gold prices are greatly affected by various factors, including inflation, demand for gold, investment policies of governments and central banks and any new discovery in gold.
  6. You should prefer physical gold investment to gold exchange-traded funds (ETF) because you have the control over your physical gold bullion but ETF is controlled by its owning company.
  7. If you are a new gold investor, you need to be very cautious when you buy gold because it is not easy to find dealers in gold. Even some dealers may guarantee you 24 carat gold, but it may not be 100% pure.  Therefore, it is necessary to explore the Internet before choosing a particular dealer.
  8. Before making physical gold investment, you need to consider the historical performance of gold, performance during recession and over the years and also learn to understand the various market indicators in order to enjoy the benefits of your investment.
  9. Buy only from those dealers who offer easy and secure process.  You can have an online account, buy during any time of the day and monitor the performance of your gold investment. Reliable dealers will also offer you regular market updates, daily gold price changes, particular offerings and lots more.