Raising the Bar on Gold Investing
January 13, 2022
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The over 50 year longevity of providing investors access to gold reflects the expertise and commitment that VanEck maintains to one of the most vital metals in the world, which continues today across both actively and passively managed solutions. VanEck has been at the forefront of gold investing since the firm’s inception and launched the nation’s first gold stock fund, VanEck International Investors Gold Fund (INIVX), in 1968, and also issued the first gold miners ETF, VanEck Gold Miners ETF (GDX), in 2006.
CEO Jan van Eck shares the important role that gold investing played in shaping the firm’s philosophical approach that continues today.
Golden Anniversary for VanEck’s Gold Strategy
As a truly unique asset, gold enhances portfolio diversification, acts as store of value, and hedges against systemic risk. In addition, gold has outperformed traditional asset classes over the last 20 years.
Gold Outperformance Over 20 Years: 2000-2021
Source: FactSet, VanEck. Data as of December 2021. U.S. Stocks represented by S&P® 500 Index; U.S.Bonds represented by Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Bond Index; Gold ($/oz) represented by LBMA PM Gold Price; U.S. Treasuries represented by the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. 1-3 Year Treasury Bond Index.
While these portfolio benefits have remained consistent, the rationale for including an allocation to gold and gold stocks today has gained significant relevance.
Read VanEck’s Investment Case for Gold to learn more about the current gold market and how to position portfolios in today's environment.
Add Some Shine to Your Portfolio
VanEck offers a full range of gold investing solutions, including active and passive strategies to both gold mining stocks and gold bullion directly.
|Actively Managed Gold Mining||Passively Managed Gold Mining||Physical Gold with Option for Delivery|
|VanEck International Investors Gold Fund||GDX® VanEck Gold Miners ETF||VanEck Merk® Gold Trust|
|GDXJ® VanEck Junior Gold Miners ETF|
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