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

July 2014: Gold climbs higher Gold hit a three-month high above $1,300 at the end of June. A return of inflation in the next few years is a reason to continue holding 5%-10% of your portfolio in gold as insurance. Silver is also a monetary metal, and to an extent mimics gold's movements, but it is a lot more volatile.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

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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

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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.

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.

Latest articles on investing in gold

Gold’s quiet comeback

Gold has been among the best performing assets this year and could continue rising.

Gold is still looking good – but watch this price level closely

There have been some very interesting developments in the gold market recently, says Dominic Frisby. Could we be looking at the start of a new bull run?

The assets to buy now – July 2014

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

Is the world’s biggest gold vault empty?

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is home to the world’s largest gold vault. But how much gold is actually stored there is a mystery, says Simon Popple.

The most important trend in gold investing today

China’s middle class is driving a huge demand for physical gold. A supply squeeze is inevitable, says Simon Popple.

How you could profit from the gold market

If you want a better chance of profiting from the swings in the gold market, download our FREE report, How you could trade gold for profit, by PhD physicist and trading expert John Burford.

John doesn't see gold as a long-term investment – because he doesn't think it'll make you nearly as much money as swing trading…

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