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

December 2014: Hang on The Swiss referendum to return to the gold standard was resoundingly defeated, and yet after a brief crash, both silver and gold rebounded strongly. Chinese demand for gold remains strong, and we'd keep hanging on to gold as insurance. Silver tends to be more volatile than gold.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

FREE REPORT: Why you should buy gold now

The one asset every investor should own – How to buy gold in 2014

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

Here’s how my 12 predictions for 2014 turned out

With 2014 drawing to a close, Dominic Frisby looks back over the last 12 months to see how the predictions he made at the start of the year panned out.

Swiss reject gold standard

Voters in Switzerland have rejected by a wide margin proposals to force the central bank to buy large quantities of gold.

China will drive the price of gold up – but not just yet

The worst of gold’s bear market is done. It’s not time to buy yet, says Dominic Frisby – but there’s a massive opportunity on the horizon.

FTSE weighed down by China slowdown, Swiss gold vote and oil

Worries over China’s slowdown have depressed trading in London this morning, while gold bugs are feeling the disappoint of the Swiss ‘No’ vote.

The Swiss vote ‘No’ – but there are good reasons to own gold

The Swiss have voted against returning to the gold standard. But it’s only sensible to hold a bit of gold in your portfolio, says John Stepek. Here’s why.

Why I’m still backing gold

Merryn Somerset Webb explains why she – and most of the sensible people she knows, is still holding gold.

How to buy gold in 2014

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

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Why you should buy British gold sovereigns

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