A cocktail of factors – from the rollout of the Covid vaccine across the world, to optimism about economic recovery to a spiking of US bond yields – has had a dampening effect on gold, pushing it into an official bear market. (A bear market is roughly defined by a 20% decline in any asset from its peak).
You’re hooked on gold. The 54% 1-year gold returns leaves equity in the dust. There is a new sovereign gold bond issue that’s open now.
Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs) issued by the RBI on behalf of the Centre and Gold Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are more efficient paperless modes to invest in gold in India. But how do they stack up against each other?