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

May 2015: Shelter from the storm Keep 5%-10% of your portfolio in gold. It is a safe haven, and insurance against inflation after all the central-bank money-printing. Emerging-market retail and central-bank demand should climb too. Silver is for gamblers only: it is extremely volatile.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

A beginner's guide to investing in gold

500g gold bullion bar © Thinkstock

Gold is the ultimate insurance policy – an essential part of your portfolio. Here’s how to invest in it.

How and where to buy gold coins and bars

Gold coins © Thinkstock

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

Don’t touch this gold and bitcoin combo with a ten-foot bargepole

This Canadian startup is using bitcoin technology to allow gold to be used for everyday transactions. But don’t fall for the hype, says Dominic Frisby.

What my trip to Thailand taught me about gold demand

Westerners couldn’t be less interested in gold. But it’s a different matter in the East, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what Asian demand means for the gold price.

Sebastian Lyon: It’ll be a long wait till stocks are cheap again

Hold gold and Treasuries and prepare for inflation. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Troy Asset Management’s Sebastian Lyon.

The assets to buy now – May 2015

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

The bond market keeps getting crazier – don’t get caught in the rout

Investors are clamouring to pay for the privilege of lending to the Swiss government. But as John Stepek explains, things could be about to get a whole lot crazier.

The assets to buy now – April 2015

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

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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Metals and Miners


How to buy gold bullion

There are many ways to invest in gold, James McKeigue looks at the options available, and explains everything you need to know about buying gold bullion.

Why you should buy British gold sovereigns

There are many ways for you to buy gold. But gold coins give you precious metal content plus rarity and historic and aesthetic appeal. Here are six reasons why British sovereigns should be your choice.