Hi Anon, There are various gold ETFs available for investors out there. If you are looking at SGX, the ETF is SPDR Gold Shares ETF, ticker O87. However, the minimum lot size is 5 (which may be costly for some) and SGX's trading hours differ from that of the US markets. In the US markets, there are plenty of options. The biggest funds are GLD and IAU. The benefit of GLD is that it has 24/5 trading (assuming you have a broker which has access to after-hours trading), which means it is the most liquid, but has a higher expense ratio of 0.4%, whereas IAU has a lower expense ratio of 0.25%. You can also check out SGOL and GLDM, which have expense ratios of 0.17% and 0.18% respectively. All of these ETFs are backed by physical gold and have their vaults somewhere in London or Switzerland. I personally own GLDM. There are also gold mining ETFs like GDX that own shares of gold mining companies. Do note that GOLD is a gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp and is not a gold ETF. If you intend to actively trade gold, there are other options like leveraged ETFs, e.g UGL that offers a 2x long leverage on gold prices. If you're bearish, you can check out inverse leveraged ETFs/ETNs like DGZ, GLL and DGLD for an inverse relationship of -1x, -2x and -3x respecitvely. However, do note that these products are a little more complex and there are risks like low AUM and low volume, and often have a higher expense ratio. There are also inverse/leveraged products for gold mining ETFs, you can check them out here: https://etfdb.com/etfs/industry/gold-miners/ Gold serves as a hedge against inflation and volatility due to the lower correlation with the overall market. This means that you can be better protected in volatile times but it also means that your returns will be lower in a healhty bull market. Most would advise that gold take up no more than 5-10% of your portfolio.