Gold Allied Trust Reviews: Choose Wisely

  • The Gold Bullion Trust (GSTX) is a United States-based company that seeks to provide investors with exposure to gold bullion.
  • The company trades on the over-the-counter (OTC) market and is considered a "speculative trust security" by the U.S.
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
  • Gold Allied Trust is one of several precious metal-focused investment trusts tracked by ETFdb.com.

Gold Allied Trust (GSTX) usually trades between $4.50 and $6.50 and is classified as a "speculative trust security" by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company's website states that it "has no business other than the acquisition and holding of gold bullion," and that its "principal activity is to purchase gold bullion."



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Pros Explained

1. A low minimum investment of just $50 for gold and gold-related investments.

2. The company is a "trust company" rather than a broker, which means it's set up as a fiduciary, meaning it puts the interests of its clients ahead of its own.

3. The firm has $450 million in assets under management and has been in business since 1973.

Cons Explained

1. The fee for opening a self-directed account with Gold Allied Trust is 2% of the first $50,000 invested each year.

2. The firm's website doesn't provide enough information for new investors, and it lacks some of the user-friendly features found on competing websites.

3. The website hard sells the firm's gold-related investments while offering limited information about alternatives.

Cons Explained

BBB Ratings
Market Cap $2.7B

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The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gives Gold Allied Trust a D- rating based on 74 customer reviews. Gold Allied Trust has 54 closed complaints, and one complaint has been closed without resolution in the last 12 months.

Available Plans for Gold Allied Trust Reviews

1. Individual Account - You invest $2,500 into the purchase of a special Gold exchange-traded fund (ETF). This ETF can be liquidated daily.

2. IRA Account - You invest $5,000 into the purchase of a special Gold exchange-traded fund (ETF). This Gold ETF can be liquidated daily.

3. Institutional Account - You invest $25,000 into the purchase of a special Gold exchange-traded fund (ETF). This Gold ETF can be liquidated daily.

All accounts are sold on a "commission-free" basis.



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