This is a great question, because there really are several ways to invest in gold, but not all of them are equal. First, dont invest in the gold ETF. For starters, it doesnt put the physical metal in your hand, and its too disconnected from the actual production process. So, you can invest in gold bullion or rare gold coins. These are bound to hold their value over the long term, and theyre great lifestyle insurance since the metal is linked to the economys health, and since theyre valuable in the international markets. Another way you can go is investing in companies who have their hands in the mining process. You can invest in gold mining companies, but an even better way to go is to invest in gold royalty companies. We give a few examples in this report.