Gold does not pay you interest on what you hold, but bezrybe cancer and fish - based on AMarkets.
Economists and investors Axel Merk says something like this: many think that investors do not pay for the opportunity to trade stocks. But this is not the case. Do not take investment via funds - there is a commission. Take for example the direct investments with borrowed money as an illustration. So, if an investor shorts the stock, it goes to certain costs - for example, it pays dividends, rather than receiving.
Another example - short positions in Treasuries (the closest competitor to gold). Everyone seems to be that it is the world's only completely safe defensive asset. However, shorts against Treasuries could cost a pretty penny.Of course, not in the case where the rate is almost negative. But here we are talking more about speculation than about the more or less long-term investment. Long-term investments in bonds with negative interest rates - it is unprofitable. Compared with superior examples of the yellow metal - a more profitable long-term investment.
The bottom line - Alex Merck suggests that investors are kept in the portfolio for at least 20% of the gold.Times unstable. Gold - the most secure asset protection in the exchange market.