Another type of investments is placement of funds in gold industry. Placement of funds in and purchase of shares of companies engaged in precious metal mining – particularly, gold mining – has been conventionally a highly reliable venture.
This is a top, ‘elite’ investment activity always endowing investors with a special status and emphasizing their respectability. A ‘gold’ investor always feels more secure – and with good reason.
For in this case, the asset value tends to grow in the context of general inflation, when many other assets, on the contrary, tend to depreciate. It's not for nothing that a certain part of funds is always allocated for purchase of precious metals and shares of gold-mining companies in major investment portfolios.