In our previous article on investing in digital gold, we have highlighted, why and when does it make sense to invest in gold and why should customers prefer digital gold over physical gold. We have received multiple requests from readers to shed some light on the various options available for retail investors to buy digital gold in India. Hence, we have decided to supplement our earlier article with options and considerations while investing in digital gold in India.

Various options for investing in Digital Gold

  1. Mobile wallets and Stockbrokers powered by metal trading companies
  2. Gold EFTs (Exchange Traded Funds) on stock exchanges
  3. Gold Funds through mutual fund houses
  4. Sovereign Gold Funds offered by RBI

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Should you apply for an IPO in HNI Category?

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Hence, an investor must first understand the advantages and disadvantages, in detail, before making a decision to apply for an IPO in HNI category.

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Isn’t this just a negligible difference? Should I break my head over it?

In hindsight, this might look like a small difference of 1–2%, and not something you…

ChanakyaTantra

Personal Finance author at www.ipotantra.com

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