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

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.

Compared to gold, UK property is starting to look expensive

At current prices, it takes 232 ounces of gold to buy the average UK house – up 60% in the last three years. Here, Dominic Frisby compares the two markets.

This simple economic principle could be huge for gold over the next few years

The notion that ‘good money drives out bad’ is seeing the entire market for trading gold driven out of Western hands. Bengt Saelensminde explains what’s going on.

If the tech boom runs out of steam, this is the investment you’ll want to hold

Tech stocks have been booming for some time now. But when that boom ends, says Bengt Saelensminde, you want to be holding gold.

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.