Investors seeking gold exposure have a number of options ranging from low-cost exchange-traded funds that hold actual gold or ETFs that hold stock companies that mine, process and distribute gold. They can also choose to invest in managed funds that own shares of companies that mine precious metals; or buy shares of the mining stocks themselves.
Here’s a performance snapshot at a few investment possibilities:
Source: Morningstar Inc.
Performance is NAV as of Sept. 13, 2011