The period of last 5 years has been tough on stock market as inflation has been high and globally all the economies are under pressure. We will analyse performance of Gold ETF vs Equity Market Investments as stated below
The pressure on equity market or stocks can be seen in the light that had you invested Rs. 100000 in GS Gold BEES in May 2007 it would have become Rs. 3,00,000 in May 2012, while the same investment in Kotak Gold Fund would have resulted in corpus of Rs. 3,20,000. Benchmark Gold BEES- now known as Goldman Sachs Gold BEES and was the first Gold ETF to be introduced and thus it do have first mover advantage in the industry.
Now we compare it with BSE 100 index where Rs. 100000 would have grown to Rs 1,30,000.
Though gold did have a dream run for past 5 years however we have now hit the bottle neck and now gold has started retreating. Have a look at the below chart where one can see that gold and commodities have started under performing by virtue of weakening demand from China. Thus do not jump the gun as over longer periods of time equity market can beat any form of investment.
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