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When it comes to investing in gold, there are two main ways to do it -- buy physical gold, or invest through an exchange-traded fund (ETF). Although the ETF route comes with an annual expense.

Political uncertainty because of the US mid-term elections and any trade disputes would lead investors to gold as well, Mr.

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The other period of seasonal strength for precious metals is from the beginning of December to the beginning of February. Meanwhile, gold producers such as Barrick Gold Corp.

Asked what he attributes the recent preference for gold stocks over gold to, the analyst replies: Those factors include inflationary pressure increasing in Canada and the United States. The central banks of both countries have indicated they will raise interest rates. Political uncertainty because of the US mid-term elections and any trade disputes would lead investors to gold as well, Mr.

Usually when the US dollar is higher, gold is lower, but this has not been the case for the last four months, he adds. Investors can buy any of the individual stocks mentioned above if they want to take advantage of the gold trend, but Mr.

Vialoux recommends picking a gold exchange traded fund ETF to reduce volatility. Gold stocks outperforming gold Mr.