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Gold and Silver Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Commodities (ETCs)

Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are listed funds backed by physical precious metals, while Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) are physically backed perpetual debt securities (securities loans). Above all, ETFs, which have enjoyed very strong popularity for some years now, are of considerable importance for demand in the investment sector and thus also for the price development of silver, as they make it easier for large investors to invest in the physical precious metal markets.

The advantage of the funds for investors is, among other things, that they take care of the storage and insurance of the physical material. Less recommended are ETFs for retail investors, for whom coins are more suitable. This is because in times of crisis, it cannot be ruled out that the precious metals accumulated by an ETF will be confiscated by the state. In addition, due to the sometimes low transparency, it cannot be guaranteed beyond doubt that an ETF actually deposits precious metals to the required extent, as this is difficult to verify. For some ETFs, lending of the physical holdings is also possible. An ETF that cannot definitively rule out such lending or prove beyond doubt the existence of the physical holdings to be deposited should be avoided. ETFs are VAT-exempt, but subject to final withholding tax in Germany.




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