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.
Gold has been used as a store of wealth and a means of exchange for centuries. It is invaluable as insurance against the risks we face today, including the devaluation of paper money, and other macroeconomic and geopolitical risks.
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
December 2013: A losing year for gold Gold has fallen by over 25% in 2013 and is on track for its first losing year in over a decade. But keep holding 5%-10% as insurance, amid central bank money-printing. Silver is influenced by industrial trends and the market is much smaller than gold's, making it very volatile.
See our view on all the major asset classes here.
Latest articles on investing in gold
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Long-term gold bug Dominic Frisby has shorted gold. Here’s why Dominic is betting the price of his favourite metal will fall.
Conditions are ripe for an explosive resurgence of the gold bull market.
Older articles on investing in gold
- Where next for gold?
- What’s next for gold?
- Will the gold price continue to struggle?
- Marc Faber: Cling to your gold
- The assets to buy into now – October 2013
- Is gold the solution?
- Are the good times over for gold?
- The assets to buy into now
- Buy this miner to profit from the rebound in gold
- Why should we own gold?