5 reasons why you should invest in gold in 2012

With the economy problems still on a rise there is a constant need felt for better investment opportunities among investors. If you want to invest your hard earned money into some lucrative arena, shares and bonds don’t seem too convincing. However investment is a must as there is no point making the growth of the money stagnant by keeping it at home. So you need to find a way out!

A considerable option that you can hold back on is investments in gold. Gold prices since the earlier times seem to have a steady rise bringing great profits. The demand for gold is also always on high and people never seem to get enough of it. Given below are a few reasons why investments in gold can be a favourable option for you in 2012:

  1. Steady increase in prices since early times: If you follow the price chart of gold of the last 10 years you would notice a steady increase in prices of gold. Gold prices never seem to sink no matter how worse the financial condition of the country is. At the same time if the economy is flourishing the gold prices are stable and do not undergo any undue fluctuations. So no matter what the condition of the economy is, you will never lose out on your money. It seems as an investment option that you can trust and bank upon even in hard times.
  2. Reported to rise in future: Experts have reported that unlike paper currency that faces the circle of rise and fall in value now and then gold will gain momentum and move towards a rise. The prices of gold are estimated to soar higher in the near future thus securing your investment.
  3. Varied options to select from: Unlike paper with gold you have a variety of options. There are gold stocks, gold coins, and gold bullion etc. You may chose from any of these options after some considerable research on which will give you better profits. However there are pros and cons of each of these and it is always advisable that you know the pitfalls clearly so as to avoid any problems. If invested in the right way these options can provide you with a better turnover than paper currencies.
  4. Facility to carry around: Gold is regarded as a kind of portable investment as you can carry them around and sell whenever and wherever you wish to. Gold is a widely accepted commodity around the world and the prices are almost equal all over the world. If you want to sell your gold you can easily do so without getting into much hassle.
  5. Online investment options available: If you want to invest your money in gold but do not know much about the market dealers there is nothing to be worried about. There are many online dealers available on the internet where you can sell and buy gold in quantities suitable to your pocket. However trading online can be a little risky as there are fraud companies having online presence too. So before you invest your money do a thorough research of the company and check its accreditations properly.

Author bio:  Jonny Pean is a financial consultant and writer. He helps people to handle their financial problems related to gold investments, personal loans, personal finance management and home equity.

 


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