Easiest way to trade gold?

Discussion in 'Commodity Futures' started by Ivanovich, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. What is the easiest manner in which to trade gold? Is there a fund? A particular index?

    I'm a forex guy, looking to do some gold hedging.

    Thanks in advance for help.

  2. ticker symbol GLD, is a gold etf. That is the only one I am aware of.
  3. gnome


    a. Gold stock funds... symbol XAU
    b. Gold futures
  4. The future is GC.
  5. mtn_fool


    IAU is the other ETF. This one's been trading less than 2 months.
  6. foe


    GDL is the way I go.
  7. Ebo


    Yet another dyslexic trader.

    It's GLD.
  8. gnome


    Did you hear about the dyslexic traffic cop? He was handing out tickets for IUDs.
  9. XAU and GOX trade as options, only XAU is liquid enough to trade.

    XAU = philly Gold and Silver index
    GOX = philly Gold index

    GLD is best stock trading vehicle bet, surprisingly it does not have options on it yet.