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switters
By switters on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 - 11:09pm

Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)

Just curious what people think of the Sprott Physical Gold Trust as a way of holding gold. It's backed by fully allocated bullion stored in Canada and periodically audieted by an independent third party. Fees are very low (less than one-half percent), buying and selling it is cheap with an online trading account like Options Xpress, and it's taxed at the long-term capital gains rate instead of the 28% rate for physical bullion.

Am I missing something? What's not to like?