By Mike Venuto
Published in ETF.com
Gold may be the most controversial hard commodity investment available in today’s
It’s important to remember that a little over a decade ago, purchasing this asset in an investment account was very difficult. In November 2004, the SPDR Gold Shares (GLD | A-100) was launched, and for the first time, investors could easily allocate directly to gold.
The merits of a gold position in a portfolio in today’s uncertain market are obviously debatable. However, investors that choose exposure to gold have many new opportunities to tilt and possibly enhance this exposure. These tilts are similar to how “smart beta” equity strategies enrich the exposures of traditional market-cap-weighted products.