29. Gold and Silver: where to find it and how to invest

Ever wanted to own a bar of gold but not had a safe or an arm strong enough to hold it?? Ned Naylor-Leyland, manager of Merian Gold & Silver fund, talks to us about the practicalities of investing in gold, tells us what else you might find if you were mining for the precious metal, and explains where the term ‘pound sterling’ comes from...
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A truly unique fund, Merian Gold & Silver invests in both physical gold and silver bullion, as well as gold and silver mining companies. While many people will be attracted to the precious metals shiny characteristics, this fund’s manager believes gold and silver should be thought of as currencies, not a commodities.

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The views of the author and any people interviewed are their own and do not constitute financial advice. However the knowledge that professional analysts have analysed a fund or trust in depth before assigning them a rating can be a valuable additional filter for anyone looking to make their own decisions. Before you make any investment decision make sure you’re comfortable and fully understand the risks. If you invest in fund or trust make sure you know what specific risks they’re exposed to. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns. Remember all investments can fall in value as well as rise, so you could make a loss.

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