Particulars

Gold Investment

Mutual Fund

Definition

Gold is a precious high-value metal that is liquid in nature

Pools investors’ money in equities, debts and other market instruments to multiply money

Management

Investments are made and managed by the investor himself

Experts manage the investment professionally to create wealth and reduce risks

Risk Involved

Physical carrying and storage of gold involves high risks of theft and burglary

Investment in mutual funds can be done with safe and secure methods

Returns

Gold does not pay any dividends

Mutual funds yield substantial returns to the investor

Investment Cost

Taking an average cost of Rs. 31 thousand per 10 grams, one needs to carefully think before making an initial investment in gold; considering the high cost to begin investing

Mutual fund investment is affordable and flexible. One can begin investments from Rs 1000 and do SIPs at as low as Rs.500 each month