The commodities market has been on the up surge due to the investors slowly realizing the fact that commodities offer more returns than shares, mutual funds and other options like PPF, savings accounts, etc.
Gold is one of the most important commodities. This is due to the fact that when you are dealing in gold, the profits are substantial and hence, people are carefully considering this option as a form of investment. You can easily make about 2000-3000 rupees per day, if you can make the correct decisions. The decision factor plays an important role, as decisions can go wrong too and you end up losing the same amount of money as it is pretty easy to make a wrong decision. The chances of making a wrong decision are pretty high i.e. 50 % and this puts off potential commodity investors who want to invest in gold. The only persons who are interested in buying gold as a commodity are the ones having an inside knowledge in the markets, or the ones having good contacts with prominent people of share markets.
Gold as a commodity cannot be considered as a constant source of income, as you can easily lose a large amount of money if you cannot decipher the market sentiments. You have to constantly monitor the gold prices and this can be a bit boring for people who do not have access to a TV or the internet. This cannot be done as a side business, as you are not supposed to miss even a single second of action in the highly volatile and ever changing commodities market. You must know exactly when to buy and when to sell your entire stock. This can be accomplished only by the people who know and can predict the swing in the markets.