Gold ETFs to Invest in 2017 Since 2011, the price of gold has been trading on a downtrend, and in 2016, seemed to be forming a base and had a positive return after many years of negative returns. The question now is if this the time to consider having exposure to the gold sector. Having exposure to the gold sector has one unique characteristic that many other investments do no offer: protection from inflation. This is because gold is known as an investment that is inflation-protected. I mention inflation
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One method to consider to protect yourself from inflation is owning the best gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs). I mention ETFs because an investment will be made into a portfolio of mining companies, rather than owning one single business. A few ETFs are special because they have exposure to gold, which is not easy to access as a retail investor.
Source: 10 Best Gold ETFs for 2017