Gold is one of the most preferred investments in India. Gold investment can be done in many forms like buying jewelry, coins, bars, gold exchange-traded funds, Gold funds, sovereign gold bond scheme, etc.
Advantages of Gold
Physical form of gold always provides a person with a sense of financial security & mental satisfaction
No DEMAT Account needed
Since the value of gold increases with the passing of time, when a person sells it in the future, he/she gets the amount that the market has at that point in time. Which is to say, he/she has earned profit.
Disadvantages of Gold
High risk for physical gold storage
Dealers charge premium prices and fees for gold coins
Gold has large liquidation spreads
It's not clear how much price appreciation potential gold might have