The long-term prospects of gold remain strong as investors look to the future and beyond. For those willing to take a long-term view and consider the impacts of currency devaluation and the ramifications of geopolitical instability, there looks to be strong upside potential in gold during 2024 and beyond. But, what can investors do to take advantage of gold’s prospects in the near-term? The answer is simple, according to Brent Cook of Exploration Insights. In a recent interview with GodzillaNewz, Cook highlighted that some of the near-term strategies that could be used to capitalize on gold’s upside include investing in gold backed ETFs and gold stocks. Gold-backed ETFs are an ideal option for investors looking to get a foothold in the gold market without having to take on the risks associated with direct ownership of gold. By investing in gold backed ETFs, investors will benefit from the easier access, in addition to the ETFs’ inherent diversification and low cost structure. At the same time, investors can also benefit from the potential upside offered by gold stocks. The key for investors, however, is to be judicious in the companies they choose to invest in as there can be considerable differences between individual gold stocks and evaluating those companies for their fundamentals is paramount. Gold stocks offer a way for investors to leverage gold’s near-term price movements and potentially profit from higher gold prices in the future. Brent Cook understandably took a longer-term view in his interview with Godzanewz, but his advice for investors to both consider gold backed ETFs and evaluate individual gold stocks still holds true today. Both of these strategies offer attractive options to take advantage of gold’s near-term prospects in a time when the long-term outlook for the yellow metal looks increasingly promising.