The rise of gold this month is anything, but an April Fool’s Day joke. Gold is up 11%, which is its best month since 2011 and is eyeing the $2,000 price level as the world continues to deal with the invisible enemy known as the coronavirus.
“I love gold, and you need some in your portfolio,” said Bill Baruch, president of Blue Line Capital on CNBC’s “"Trading Nation":https://www.cnbc.com/trading-nation/.”
From what Baruch is seeing in the charts, “an inverse head and shoulders pattern — a beautiful technical pattern that played out through March into April and we’re now breaking out above. It broke out above it.”
Investors looking to get gold exposure can look at funds like SPDR Gold Shares (GLD ) and the SPDR Gold MiniShares (GLDM). Precious metals like gold offer investors an alternative to diversify their holdings, and like other commodities, gold will march to the beat of its own drum compared to the broader market.
A pair of other gold funds to look at:
- iShares Gold Trust (IAU ): seeks to reflect generally the performance of the price of gold. The Trust seeks to reflect such performance before payment of the Trust’s expenses and liabilities. The Trust does not engage in any activities designed to obtain a profit from, or to ameliorate losses caused by, changes in the price of gold. The advisor intends to constitute a simple and cost-effective means of making an investment similar to an investment in gold. An investment in physical gold requires expensive and sometimes complicated arrangements in connection with the assay, transportation, warehousing, and insurance of the metal.
- Aberdeen Standard Gold ETF Trust (SGOL ): seeks to reflect the performance of the price of gold bullion, less the Trust’s expenses. The Shares are intended to constitute a simple and cost-effective means of making an investment similar to an investment in gold. An investment in physical gold requires expensive and sometimes complicated arrangements in connection with the assay, transportation, warehousing, and insurance of the metal. Although the Shares are not the exact equivalent of an investment in gold, they provide investors with an alternative that allows a level of participation in the gold market through the securities market.
This article originally appeared on ETFTrends.com.