The Best Way To Save Gold - SGB Vs Gold ETF
Gold is a popular investment choice because it protects against inflation. But when there is more than one way to invest, an investor may not know which one to choose because they all track the price of gold. Tax and investment experts say that the Sovereign Gold Bond and the Gold ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) are best for two different types of investors. Gold ETF is better for investors who want to invest for the short term while keeping liquidity in mind because it lets investors sell their money whenever they want. But for medium- and long-term investors, the Sovereign Gold Bond is better because it guarantees a 2.5 percent return and the maturity amount isn't taxed. Both are investments that protect against risk, but investors with little time to invest should choose gold ETF. For investors who want to be able to sell their investments quickly, Gold ETF is a better choice than Sovereign Gold Bonds, which have an 8-year lock-in period if the investor wants the maturity amount to be tax-free. If you want to invest in gold over a long period of time, the Sovereign Gold Bond is better because it lets you buy gold in small amounts over time. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) makes these small amounts of gold available from time to time. But it can't be traded for 8 years, or 5 years from the date the bond was bought and 3 years after that. An investor can withdraw their money after 5 years, but if they do, they will lose the exemption for long-term capital gains (LTCG) that the scheme offers. So, under the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme, an investor must keep their money invested for 8 years before they can get a tax break. In addition to not having to pay taxes, the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme gives investors a guaranteed return of 2.5%, which the Gold ETF scheme does not. After 8 years, the maturity amount would be sent to the person's bank account automatically. Iin the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme, the investor doesn't get to choose when the bond matures. Instead, the maturity amount is based on the average price of gold at the end of the last three business days before the redemption date. Gold ETF also charges fees for fund management and brokerage when an investment is made or sold, which Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme doesn't do.