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How To Invest In Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme

Wed Aug 05 2020


A fifth instalment of the government's Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) programme for the current financial year is available for subscription till Friday, August 7. The gold bonds - issued by the Reserve Bank of India on behalf of Government of India - will be available for five more days after the current tranche, from August 21 to September 4. Gold prices have broken a series of records over the past few weeks. The government's Sovereign Gold Bond programme is aimed at restricting gold imports for the country, which is the world's second largest consumer of the yellow metal.


Wealth planners say gold bonds are an effective way to take positions in non-physical gold, as the rates of the yellow metal are set to appreciate further in the near term. Typically, gold shares an inverse relationship with equities, and the safe-haven appeal of the precious metal rises with any sign of increased risk in equities.


Here's how to invest in the government-run gold bond programme:


Eligible parties can purchase the gold bonds from designated post offices, stock exchanges BSE and NSE, and the Stock Holding Corporation. (Also Read: Gold's "Dream Run" May Continue, Say Analysts)


A discount of Rs 50 per gram is available for online subscribers, aimed at promoting digital payments.

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Gold bond Series V issue price


An issue price of Rs 5,334 per gram is applicable to the current series of the Sovereign Gold Bond scheme.