Gold has been used as a form of currency and jewelry for centuries, but it also has value as an investment. Here are a few tips from experts on buying gold as an inflation hedge
-There are a number of reasons to invest in gold such as its long history as a store of wealth and its ability to be used in everyday transactions.
-Gold can be used in both business and personal dealings because it retains value over time while other currencies become less valuable. -Gold prices have risen every year since 2000 when the prices were at $250 per ounce to about $1,300 per ounce today.
-If the United States ever has another economic crisis like 2008, you'll want to invest in something that will retain its value like gold.
-If there's a stock market crash or an economic downturn, gold could help you maintain your wealth during tough times.
-The most common way to buy gold is by investing in a gold ETF (exchange-traded fund) which holds physical gold bullion. It's important to keep in mind that this means you're paying fees on each transaction and need more than just one type of ETF if you're looking for exposure across different areas like stocks, bonds, commodities, etc.