In the near future, I'm looking to invest a small amount ($5000 approx) in something. Gold has always been an interesting idea to me, particularly lately. My question is are gold bullion securities just as good as buying a block of gold? And is it a worthwhile idea, or would a bank account be a better idea at this stage?
I figured this post probably belongs here rather than in the commodities section, seeing as my question more relates to the securities themselves.
Any suggestions (not advice, of course) would be greatly appreciated.