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Streaming Companies Offer Alternate Way to Invest In Gold

from The Globe and Mail March 12, 2018


Streaming Companies Offer Alternate Way to Invest In Gold

Big tax cuts and other recent policy changes bode ill for the U.S. dollar, reports The Globe and Mail. “People buy gold as a hedge,” says Paul Brink, senior vice-president at streaming company Franco-Nevada Corp. “With President Trump in place, who knows?”

In 1983, Franco-Nevada applied a royalty model commonly used for oil and gas to gold. Since then, a streaming model has proved itself as the model of choice, according to The Globe and Mail. Instead of a royalty check, streaming companies finance mining companies in return for a fixed percentage of future metal production at a predetermined price. As such, streamers do not face operational risks, attract seasoned management teams, and are diverse in both their projects and locations of operation.

The U.S. Global GO GOLD and Precious Metal Miners ETF (GOAU) has holdings in multiple gold royalty companies, such as Royal Gold Inc (RGLD), Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) and Franco-Nevada (FNV).

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