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Physical Gold ETC

from iShares

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Offers low cost way of accessing exposure to the price of gold. This fund is backed by physical gold. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Physical Gold ETC

from Wisdom Tree

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Allows investors to gain a simple cost efficient way to access the gold market. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

World Mining Trust PLC

from BlackRock

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: The investment policy is to provide a diversified investment in mining and metal securities worldwide. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Precious Metals Ord

from Golden Prospect

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Investment trust offering investors potential for capital growth from companies involved in the precious metal sector. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Gold Mining ETF

from Legal & General

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: The L&G Gold Mining UCITS ETF is a passively managed ETF that aims to track the performance of the Global Gold Miners Index. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Royal Mint Physical Gold ETC

from Hanetf

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: This ETC is designed to offer investors a cost effective way to access the gold market as they track the spot price of physical gold. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Gold & General

from BlackRock

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: This unit trust fund invests in companies that are related to gold mining, commodities & precious metals. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Physical Gold ETC

from Invesco

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Allows investors a low cost way to access the gold market. Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

from VanEck

Allows ISA Transfers
Regular Savings
  • Fund Choice: Allows investors to access the gold market through a fund that closely tracks the performance of the Market Vectors Global Junior Gold Miners Index (MVGDXJTR). Capital at risk.
  • Invest From: £25 pm

What are commodity fund ISAs?

Commodity fund ISAs invest in commodities and natural resources. The term 'commodities' covers a huge range of goods and materials including fuels, staple foods, and precious metals.

Different types of commodity fund ISAs include:

  • Funds that invest directly in commodities, such as precious metals or natural resources. These are 'true' commodity funds, in that they are direct investments in the commodity itself.
  • Funds that invest in commodity-linked derivatives. This is a common investment strategy within the commodities market as it allows investors a rate of return that's linked to the future market performance of their chosen commodities.
  • Funds that target shares in commodity-related companies, such as agriculture, energy, or mining companies. These investment products are also known as natural resource funds, and focus on companies operating in the commodities market, rather than on the commodities themselves. Investments may be made in industries such as mining, agriculture, oil, and energy.
  • Funds that invest in a combination of the above. Some fund management plans allow you to invest in commodities and commodity-linked derivatives. So, you could invest in a fund that encompassed both gold bullion and gold futures.

What are the benefits of investing in commodity fund ISAs?

  • They ISA wrapper is tax-efficient. By investing in a commodity fund ISA, you benefit from not paying capital gains or income tax on any potential returns.
  • Commodities offer an opportunity to diversify your investment holdings away from traditional plans such as shares and bonds. Having a diverse portfolio can help to cushion your investments against any falls in particular areas because it allows you to avoid putting all your eggs in one basket.
  • Although the risks are high, the returns have the potential to be similarly high. This may be linked to the recent emergence of new economic powerhouses such as China and Indonesia, which require a lot in the way of resources to support their rapidly-developing commerce and infrastructure.

What do investors need to be aware of when considering commodity fund ISAs?

  • Commodities investments require you to be comfortable with risk, as well as prepared to take a long-term approach to reaching your financial goals.
  • Some funds place limits on the percentage of the portfolio that can be invested in a single commodity, in order to avoid too much focus on a single investment area.
  • There may be charges involved in transferring current ISA balances to a commodities fund ISA, so check with your chosen provider.
  • The commodities market is notoriously volatile and is high risk investment area. It's therefore generally better suited to experienced investors. As with all investments, if you're unsure, seek independent financial advice.

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Important Risk Information:

The value of investments can go down in value as well as up, so you could get back less than you invest. It is therefore important that you understand the risks and commitments. This website aims to provide information to help you make your own informed decisions. It does not provide personal advice based on your circumstances. If you are unsure of how suitable an investment is for you, please seek personal advice.

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