Have you heard of SPDR Gold Shares? I have always wanted to own a piece of gold bar. My dream has yet to be fulfilled because of exploding gold prices. I have been researching on how to buy gold and came across SPDR Gold Shares.
SPDR Gold Shares is part of the SPDR family of exchange-traded funds (ETF) managed and marketed by State Street Global Advisors.
Buying gold ETF eliminate barriers of purchasing gold such as the logistics of buying, storing and insuring physical gold.
Unlike companies in my stock portfolio that pays dividends, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSEARCA:GLD) does not pay dividends. I believe that investing in SPDR Gold Shares is simply for growth (profit). This is similar to buying physical gold and selling off when price of gold rises for a nifty profit.
The fund started trading on November 18 2004. Below is how SPDR Gold Trust has performed. All figures are to month end [06/30/2022] unless otherwise indicated.
|Cumulative Performance||SPDR Gold Trust||Gold Price (MBMA Gold Price)|
|Since inception (to month end)||+7.920822%||+8.351202%|
Price of SPDR Gold Shares
If I looked at the 1 year price of SPDR Gold Trust, it has came back down significantly since peaking in March 2022.
Over a 5 year period, the price of SPDR Gold Trust has appreciated significantly and stabilized at above 160 USD range.
Opportunity or Crisis?
I would have thought the sanctions imposed on Russia, rising inflations will push the demand for Gold higher because precious metals performed well under such circumstances.
The recent retreat in Gold prices surprised me even though prices are still considered high.
Do you prefer to buy physical gold or invest in SPDR Gold Shares?
Is it the right time to invest in Gold now?