Buying Canadian stock. Canadians can buy any Canadian stock about as easily as they can order a parka. Signing up with a trading platform is free and requires about the same amount of information Canada Goose’s website would ask of you during a sale. If you don't want to trade yourself — automated investing is a great alternative. Owning physical precious metal, both bullion and coin, is a great tangible option if you would like to see and handle your investment. In Canada, there are no requirements for transfer of ownership of bullion and coins, so bullion and coins can be easily given to friends and family or gifted for a special occasion. Gold stocks are simply stocks of companies that revolve around gold. The industry mainly comprises gold mining companies that mine and sell gold, so when you buy a gold company's stock, you effectively purchase an ownership stake, and then the company's performance determines your returns.