With interest rates at record lows, there are few places to hold money and make a return. Need you worry about any investment? Well, equities are yield paying, unlike gold, but consider:
1. Emerging gold producers like Gryphon Minerals are strongly discounted because they are mere projects, but will be very lucrative in the wake of further QE. We still have some years of 'rot' before we are going to see 'real' upside in equities. This is a 'super-cycle' so don't think there is some crisis unfolding...at least not for around 20 years.
2. Gold equities are actually 'earners' unlike the commodity. Gold merely needs to make sense in the future, and since this low interest environment is set to persist for years, one is best off trusting in gold equities rather than gold.
One however cannot discount the fact that you can short-trade equities. But what of the QE impact on your money. QE could result in a Dow of 20,000 points in a few years, due to inflation. Its all a lottery, and the trick is to invest in what is most tangible. Discounted gold in the ground for 'non-traders' I would suggest offers the greatest flexibility.
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