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.
Gold: the MoneyWeek view
August 2014: Less attractive Geopolitical jitters have bolstered gold prices of late, but to really thrive, it needs economic uncertainty too. A sudden surge in inflation can hardly be ruled out, so keep 5%-10% of your portfolio in gold as an insurance policy. If you're a gambler, put a bit of silver in it too.
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Gold production hit a record high in 2013. But that record could stand for many years, says Dominic Frisby. New discoveries are drying up – we may have hit ‘peak gold’.
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