Strategic Asset Selector: Who "owns" the bullion in a precious-metal ETF?

By: Nick Barisheff | Mon, Mar 8, 2010
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Wainwright recently published an interview with Toronto mutual fund owner Nick Barisheff about using ETFs such as GLD or SLV to invest in precious metals. Mr. Barisheff questioned whether such ETFs provide the investor with ownership of the precious metal itself, as would a direct purchase of bullion or investment in a closed-end mutual fund.

Strategic Asset Selector: Who "owns" the bullion in a precious-metal ETF?

 

 


 

Nick Barisheff

Author: Nick Barisheff

Nick Barisheff
Bullion Management Group Inc.

Nick Barisheff

Nick Barisheff is the founder, president and CEO of Bullion Management Group Inc., a company dedicated to providing investors with a secure, cost-effective, transparent way to purchase and hold physical bullion. BMG is an Associate Member of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).

Widely recognized as international bullion expert, Nick has written numerous articles on bullion and current market trends that have been published on various news and business websites. Nick has appeared on BNN, CBC, CNBC and Sun Media, and has been interviewed for countless articles by leading business publications across North America, Europe and Asia. His first book, $10,000 Gold: Why Gold's Inevitable Rise Is the Investor's Safe Haven, was published in the spring of 2013. Every investor who seeks the safety of sound money will benefit from Nick's insights into the portfolio-preserving power of gold. www.bmgbullion.com

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