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The rush for gold ETFs

Beyond the widely traded SPDR Gold Shares, there are a clutch of other gold exchange-traded funds for the paranoid

BUILDING A GOLDMINE: Gold is up almost 6 per cent this year, compared with a 6 per cent loss for the S&P 500-stock index. This is a major turnaround from the past two years, when gold ETFs were down 34 per cent, and US$33 billion flowed out of those funds.

YOU can learn a lot about an investor from whether they invest in gold, and how they do it.

As people pile into gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs) at the fastest rate in more than a year, it's clear that the precious metal's appeal as the ultimate safe haven now extends well beyond the...

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