There are many reasons to hold gold as an investment, including portfolio diversification and as a hedge against currency weakness. However, for many investors gold’s long history as a safe haven in times of geopolitical uncertainty is its primary investment advantage.
Gold was the first storehouse of value and has remained so, in many different countries and cultures, for centuries. It is also an important mined commodity. While gold has always been an important source of wealth, today over two-thirds of gold demand is accounted for by the jewellery sector. Canada is an important source for mined gold and ranks eighth for worldwide gold production, with China most recently becoming the world’s largest producer, followed by South Africa.
Who Should Enrol
- This CE course is suitable for investment advisors or wealth managers active in both US and Canadian markets and would like to learn more about the gold industry.
- Individuals licensed to sell securities that are subject to Professional Development CE requirements.
- Investors wanting to further their knowledge of the gold market and learn about the various investment vehicles that have exposure to gold.