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
February 2014: Ignore the analysts Analysts are very bearish on gold. But analysts are often wrong. More price falls would stop miners from breaking even. They will produce less, and supply will fall. Longer term, gold remains an insurance policy. Silver should only be played by investors with very strong stomachs.
• See our view on all the major asset classes here.
Latest articles on investing in gold
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The received wisdom is that gold is the go-to asset in wartime. But is that true? Dominic Frisby examines gold’s record in armed conflicts, and where it might go next.
Trading volumes can tell you a lot about how the market views a given sector. Bengt Saelensminde looks at what the indicator is saying about gold.
While gold may well climb higher in the short term, a price surge could be years away.
Spurred on by the collapse in the price, the Chinese having been snapping up gold. From jewellery to bullion bars, the increased gold sales have pushed China up the rankings of the world’s largest consumers.
Older articles on investing in gold
- The assets to buy into now – February 2014
- Were we wrong about gold?
- I’ve never bought gold before – but I’m buying it now
- I’m buying gold miners
- When paper gold is not enough
- This is a risky trade – but I like it
- The best way to profit from any rebound in the gold price
- James Grant: Keep hold of your gold
- The assets to buy into now – January 2014
- Stumbling gold will pick itself up again