Gold is shining, but keep your investment balance

16 August 2020 - 05:00 By Hardi Swart

Investors all over the world are struggling with market uncertainty in the wake of the Covid-19 crash. The gold price fell along with everything else in March, but the precious metal has bounced back dramatically: as of this week, it's up more than 20% this year in dollar terms, and five of the six best-performing shares on the JSE for the first half of 2020 have been gold stocks.

Many of my clients have been watching the gold price with raised eyebrows - at least 10 of them have contacted me to ask if it is a good time to invest in gold. And if it is, what's the best way to do it?..

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