Compare Gold Funds
Gold funds are a type of collective investment that is usually classified as a specialist fund, as it can not be defined using the mainstream investment fund sectors. Gold funds will usually aim to provide long term capital growth primarily through in companies heavily involved in the mining, processing or distribution of gold rather than the physical asset itself.
Most gold funds also invest in the equities of companies that are involved in the mining of other precious metals and minerals.
See the table below to compare some leading gold funds.
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|This is a specialist unit trust which aims to achieve long term capital growth by investing in gold mining and precious metal-related shares. It tends to be volatile and is particularly suitable for diversification in a larger portfolio. See latest fund factsheet for details.|
³AMC is the Annual Management Charge applied by the Fund Manager.
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Like most collective investments, there are a number of advantages to gold funds, including:
- Professional fund managers make the important decisions
- They can contribute to a diverse investment portfolio
- They allow you to invest in a specialist area
However, gold funds by their very nature will invest heavily in foreign companies and this will mean that your capital is exposed to exchange rate risk. It is worth noting that there will usually be an initial charge in addition to an annual management charge, when it comes to gold funds.
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