Gold mining stocks were hammered over the last two years. But the top gold mining investments, like Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: GDX), are poised for a comeback.
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Gold mutual funds are gaining attention as a safe-haven investment to hedge against the market volatility 2014 has brought so far.
These types of investments are managed by professionals who analyze and monitor the movement of gold and invest accordingly in bullions and equities.
Here we examine one method for how to invest in gold, using gold mutual funds.
An excellent way to achieve portfolio diversification and stability is to invest in gold. That's because gold has long been the safe haven investment from the travails of the dollar.
But there are several ways to invest in the yellow metal, including via gold mutual funds and gold ETFs.
Would a "golden dividend" be enough to get you interested in gold stocks?
If not gold, what about silver?
Neither one of these options even existed when I first started talking about them just three months ago.
But thanks in part to billionaire resource investor Eric Sprott, today's investors can benefit from a dividend payable in physical gold or silver.
Sprott had sent a letter to silver producers, suggesting they reinvest some 25% of their earnings back into silver, rather than in cash at the bank.
That took my earlier discussion about gold and silver dividends to a totally new level: dividends in kind.
These aren't paper profits, but real, hold-in-your-hand gold and silver dividends.
For precious metals investors, these "hard asset" dividends make perfect sense.
Today, one innovative gold and silver producer offers investors the best of both worlds.
Finally: Physical Gold and Silver DividendsIn a bid to gain the "first mover" advantage, Gold Resource Corp. (NYSEAmex: GORO), a low-cost gold producer, is launching a gold and silver dividend program on April 10, 2012.
The company has already paid out $41 million in dividends to its shareholders over the past year and a half.
But now they are offering shareholders a unique option by partnering with Gold Bullion International (GBI). GBI is a New York-based precious metals provider to individual and institutional investors, with storage vaults in New York, Salt Lake City, London, Zurich, Singapore, and Australia.
Essentially, GORO shareholders can elect to convert their cash dividends into Gold Resource Corp. "Double Eagles" consisting of one ounce 0.999 fine gold and/or one ounce 0.999 fine silver rounds.
These "Double Eagles" will be drawn from GORO's physical treasury and placed into the shareholder's "individual bullion account" with GBI.