Investing in gold

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

February 2015: Sensible insurance Gold is off its six-month high of around $1,300 an ounce. But jittery investors are still keen on 'safe havens'. Disinflation & fear of deflation are good for gold, and emerging-market demand is healthy. Keep 5%-10% of your portfolio in it as insurance.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

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A beginner's guide to investing in gold

500g gold bullion bar © Thinkstock

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How and where to buy gold coins and bars

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Free comparison of leading gold brokers, with advice and guides on where and how to buy bullion coins and bars.

'How to' guides

The lowdown on gold [Video]

Ed Bowsher looks at the pros and cons of investing in gold.

Latest articles on investing in gold

Petropavlovsk shareholders ‘better off with Sapinda’

Sapinda, the fund which owns 7.8% of miner Petropavlovsk, says small shareholders should ignore chairman Peter Hambro’s rescue plan. Kam Patel reports.

This is the first time I’ve seen this ‘buy’ signal for gold since 2009

A rare long-term buy signal – only its fourth appearance in ten years – has got Dominic Frisby excited about the gold market. Here, explains what it is.

The assets to buy now – February 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s February’s take on the major asset classes.

Gold makes sense in a world of negative yields

In a world where negative yields are seen as normal, gold is a better bet than many other investments, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Swiss 'shock and horror' sparks currency war

A new currency war looms over markets in the wake of the Swiss National bank’s shock decision to unpeg its currency from the euro.

Gold has had a cracking run – but don’t bet big ahead of Thursday

Gold bugs are getting excited ahead of the ECB’s announcement on Thursday. But hold off buying, says Dominic Frisby. Time and time again, gold does the opposite of what’s expected.

How to buy gold in 2015

At MoneyWeek, we've always believed in the power of gold. It's been exchanged for thousands of years & a proven store of value. We think you should put at least a proportion of your wealth in the metal.

So to help you make an informed decision, we've compiled a FREE report called 'The Gold Profit Plan'. It'll show you exactly why gold is such a powerful asset – and how you can go about buying it.

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Simon Popple
Metals and Miners


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