Is the gold in ETFs actually insured? The answer is the gold is not insured with ETFs and the same goes with the silver ETFs.
I want to expand on this a little bit more in this article in explaining trading/owning paper gold and silver versus owning/possessing physical gold and silver. The two philosophies of owning the precious metals are not the same, although some would have you believe this to be the case. You may not be aware of this today, but in the future, this will become an issue.