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Investing in Gold ETCs

Investing in gold ETCs

The outbreak of Coronavirus, escalation in middle eastern tensions, the potential re-ignition of the US-China trade war and relatively weak global growth are forcing investors to consider the possibility of a global market downturn in 2020. In times of market turbulence, investors have often turned to gold as a safe haven and, since their launch in 2003, physically gold-backed exchange traded commodities,  otherwise known as gold ETCs or gold ETFs,  have become a popular way for investors to access this asset class.

What are gold ETCs?

 Gold ETCs offer investors the convenience of a buying gold like a normal share without the costs, hassle and risk of buying and storing coins or bullion themselves. According to World Gold Council statistics, gold ETCs now hold a record 2.947 tonnes of gold, adding 61.7 tonnes in January 2020 alone [1]. This all-time high illustrates how significant a physical gold ETC  has become as an asset allocation vehicle, particularly during uncertain times.

Gold runs in the blood at HANetf. Our co-CEOs Nik Bienkowski and Hector McNeil were part of the team that launched the first ever physical gold ETC back in 2003, (GOLD AU).   In February 2020, HANetf made history again with a distinctive new physical  gold ETC, The Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC (RMAU).

Physical Gold ETC from The Royal Mint

RMAU is the first ever gold ETC from The Royal Mint - the official producer of UK coinage and part of the UK Treasury. RMAU enters a competitive market and while there are many ETCs that promise physical gold exposure (more than 12 on XETRA alone) not all are built alike.

RMAU offers features that are well suited to the needs of modern investors, providing a distinctive alternative to existing options at a competitive 22bps price.  

When you trade gold ETFs, your capital is at risk. 

About RMAU

Exchange BB CODE  RIC ISIN SEDOL CCY

London Stock Exchange 

RMAU LN

RMAU.L 

XS2115336336

BKT7175 

USD

London Stock Exchange

RMAP LN

RMAP.L

XS2115336336

BKT7197

GBP

Xetra/Deutsche Börse

RMAU GY

RMAU.DE

XS2115336336

BKT71G4

EUR

 

For further information, please visit our RMAU fund page. 

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