For investors with a positive view on the price of gold, they may want to consider adding gold stocks to their overall precious metals allocation.
Gold stocks are sensitive to the price of gold because of their inherent operating leverage. As the price of gold rises, it typically translates into higher profits for a gold company. As you can see from the table below, the annual returns from gold stocks have been pronounced relative to the price change of gold.
Gold Bullion vs. Gold Stocks: Annual Total Return Performance (%)
For most investors, we suggest they take a diversified approach when investing in gold stocks because of the company-specific risk when investing in an individual stock. A popular and convenient way to invest in a basket of stocks is through exchange-traded funds or ETFs. Like mutual funds, ETFs provide diversification of holdings but with the added benefits of providing intraday liquidity (the ability to buy and sell throughout the trading day) and lower management fees.
In partnership with ALPS Advisors, Inc. and ALPS Distributors, Inc. Sprott offers two gold mining ETFs: Sprott Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDM) and Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: SGDJ).
An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. To obtain a Statutory Prospectus, which contains this and other information please contact your financial professional, visit http://www.sprottetfs.com/documents/ or call 855.215.1425. Read the Statutory Prospectus carefully before investing. Sprott Gold Miners ETF and Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF shares are not individually redeemable. Investors buy and sell shares of the Sprott Gold Miners ETF on a secondary market. Only market makers or “authorized participants” may trade directly with the Fund, typically in blocks of 50,000 shares. The Fund is not suitable for all investors. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs including the loss of money. The Fund is considered non-diversified and can invest a greater portion of assets in securities of individual issuers than a diversified fund. As a result, changes in the market value of a single investment could cause greater fluctuations in share price than would occur in a diversified fund.
Micro-cap stocks involve substantially greater risks of loss and price fluctuations because their earnings and revenues tend to be less predictable. These companies may be newly formed or in the early stages of development, with limited product lines, markets or financial resources and may lack management depth. The Fund will be concentrated in the gold and silver mining industry. As a result, the Fund will be sensitive to changes in, and its performance will depend to a greater extent on, the overall condition of the gold and silver mining industry. Also, gold and silver mining companies are highly dependent on the price of gold and silver bullion. These prices may fluctuate substantially over short periods of time so the Fund’s Share price may be more volatile than other types of investments.
Funds that emphasize investments in small-/mid-cap companies will generally experience greater price volatility. Funds investing in foreign and emerging markets will also generally experience greater price volatility. There are risks involved with investing in ETFs including the loss of money. Diversification does not eliminate the risk of experiencing investment losses. ETFs are considered to have continuous liquidity because they allow for an individual to trade throughout the day. ALPS Portfolio Solutions Distributor, Inc. is the Distributor for the Sprott Gold Miners ETF and the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF. The underlying index for the Sprott Gold Miners ETF is rebalanced on a quarterly basis and a higher portfolio turnover will cause the Fund to incur additional transaction costs. The underlying index for the Sprott Junior Gold Miners ETF is rebalanced on a semi-annual basis and a higher turnover will cause the Fund to incur additional transaction costs. The US Dollar Index (DXY) is an index (or measure) of the value of the United States dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies
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