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By hydnum_repandum on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 - 7:19am

BullionVault vs physical-in-hand vs ETF ?

[UK based but of interest to all.]

It is common knowledge that 'paper' gold is not a substitute for physical metal because in times of crisis it may well be worthless. This post takes that as a given. I want to discuss the various different ways to get exposure to physical metal and their relative merits. This is not discussed enough.

As I see it, there are three ways to own physical gold (and silver):

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