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.
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