Investing in gold

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At MoneyWeek, we've been tipping gold since 2001. In that time it went from $250 to $1,900 an ounce in 2011 (a 660% increase), hitting record highs each year since 2002.

Successful investing is about the diversification and management of risk. It makes sense to have a part of your wealth invested in gold. At MoneyWeek, we show you the best ways to do that.

Guides to investing gold

The lowdown on gold – Part one

Video tutorial - investing in gold, part 1

Ed Bowsher looks at the pros and cons of investing in gold, and examines the idea that gold can provide insurance against disaster in any portfolio.

The lowdown on gold – Part two

Video tutorial: The lowdown on gold - part two

In part two of this video series on gold, Ed Bowsher looks at the different ways you can invest in gold – from physical bullion to gold futures.

If you want to know where to get hold of physical gold, take a look at our directory of leading gold brokers where you can buy gold bullion, coins and bars online, over the phone or even in branch.


Latest articles on investing in gold

Was 2016 a false dawn for gold?

In the first half of 2016, gold shone like no other asset class. But the second half was different, says Dominic Frisby. The truth is, we’re in a bear market.

Gold bumps around – but hang onto it for insurance

Gold jumped by more than 5% on the news of a Trump victory. Then promptly sank to a six-month low. But markets may soon remember why gold is seen as a safe haven and store of value.

Why I sold some of my gold when Donald Trump won

After Donald Trump’s election victory, stockmarkets rallied and bonds sold off. That’s perhaps not too surprising. But gold saw a brutal sell-off too. Dominic Frisby explains why he joined in.

What will the US election mean for gold?

As the USA finally goes to the polls, Dominic Frisby looks at what the result of the election would mean for gold’s bull market.

Banks make a dash for gold

The dash for gold suggest banks are more worried about the effects of quantitative easing than they let on, says Andrew Van Sickle.

1990: the year Brexit became inevitable

Britain started down the road to Brexit the day it joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

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The outlook for gold in 2017

Gold began 2016 at £720 an ounce...

When Trump won the US Presidential election it hit £1078...

It’s now sitting just below the £1000 mark.

So should you enter the market now?

Our new report examines the forces likely to drive the price over the coming months...

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