Tangible: Some of us want to be able to touch, feel and hold things that we own.
Clearly owning gold in metal form like a coin or jewellery offer this.
Additionally, this gold can be used for consumption purposes in that one can wear it for ornamentation, or use it during religious occasions.
By accumulating jewellery early, one can start building a pool of assets that one can gift to immediate family members at the time of their respective weddings.
This is a benefit and satisfaction that you will not get if you hold gold ETFs.
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