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SPDR Gold Shares

When the stock market gets shaky, some investors turn to gold — and there’s few easier ways to invest in the little yellow metal than the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE:GLD) exchange-traded fund.

This ETF is actually backed by physical bullion — currently amounting to a whopping $71 billion — stored in vaults, with each unit representing a tenth of an ounce of gold.

Gold was one of the few asset classes to generate a positive return during the 2008-09 financial crisis, with GLD gaining nearly 5%. But as seen by its S&P-matching return since the depths of the crisis, GLD doesn’t need a weak market to achieve strong results.

GLD charges a low 0.4% in expenses.

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