How to Invest in Gold without a Bullion or Coin Dealer: Exploring Gold ETFs vs. Physical Delivery


Investing in gold has long been considered a safe haven and a hedge against inflation. However, when it comes to purchasing gold, investors face the choice between buying physical gold from coin or bullion dealers and investing in gold ETFs through a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) like Successful Portfolios. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of choosing a gold ETF with the help of Successful Portfolios over physical gold and why it may be the more intelligent choice for your investment portfolio.

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The team at Successful Portfolios possesses in-depth knowledge of financial markets and can help you make informed decisions based on your unique investment goals. Our trained professionals are experienced in creating customized investment strategies tailored to your needs. They can guide you in selecting a suitable gold ETF, such as VanEck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ), SPDR Gold Shares (GLD and GLDM), or VanEck Vectors Gold Miners (GDX), which all provide exposure to the gold market.


Unlike coin and bullion dealers, Successful Portfolios has a fiduciary duty to prioritize your best interests, ensuring you get a fair price without hidden fees or commissions. By working with our team, you can trust that we will always act in your best interest, providing transparent pricing and advice that aligns with your financial objectives.


Gold ETFs, such as OUNZ, GLD, GLDM, or GDX, provide exposure to gold while offering the benefits of diversification, reducing risk, and optimizing returns in a well-balanced investment portfolio. Investing in a gold-related ETF allows you to gain exposure to the gold market without holding the physical asset, allowing you to diversify your portfolio across different asset classes quickly.


Gold ETFs, including options like OUNZ, GLD, GLDM, and GDX, are easily traded on major exchanges (NYSE, NASDAQ), offering greater liquidity and flexibility compared to physical gold. This means you can easily buy and sell your gold ETF shares whenever you want without the hassle of finding a buyer for your physical gold. Additionally, you can adjust your exposure to gold quickly and efficiently as your investment needs change.

Cost-effective plus Physical Delivery:

With gold ETFs, you avoid the costs and hassles associated with storing, insuring, and transporting physical gold. Physical gold ownership comes with extra expenses, such as storage fees, insurance, and potentially higher dealer premiums. Gold ETFs, on the other hand, provide a more cost-effective alternative with low management fees and little or no direct storage and insurance costs. Plus, with the VanEck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ) shares, you can request physical delivery of your gold if desired, giving you the best of both worlds.


When it comes to investing in gold, engaging with a Registered Investment Advisor like Successful Portfolios for gold ETFs offers numerous advantages over purchasing physical gold from coin or bullion dealers. By choosing a gold ETF with the help of Successful Portfolios, you can benefit from professional expertise, transparency, diversification, liquidity, cost-effectiveness, and even physical delivery options. Take the first step towards smarter gold investments by contacting Successful Portfolios today at 727-744-3614 and explore the variety of gold ETF options available.