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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.

Guides to investing gold

The lowdown on gold – Part one

Video tutorial - investing in gold, part 1

Ed Bowsher looks at the pros and cons of investing in gold, and examines the idea that gold can provide insurance against disaster in any portfolio.

The lowdown on gold – Part two

Video tutorial: The lowdown on gold - part two

In part two of this video series on gold, Ed Bowsher looks at the different ways you can invest in gold – from physical bullion to gold futures.

A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Gold is the ultimate insurance policy – an essential part of your portfolio. Here’s how to invest in it.

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.

Why you should buy gold sovereigns

There are many ways for you to buy gold. But gold coins give you precious metal content plus rarity and historic and aesthetic appeal. Here are six reasons why gold sovereigns should be your choice.

If you want to know where to get hold of physical gold, take a look at our directory of leading gold brokers where you can buy gold bullion, coins and bars online, over the phone or even in branch.

Latest articles on investing in gold

Three reasons to buy gold now

After an impressive run up this year, gold seems to have found a temporary low. Time to buy, says Dominic Frisby.

Banks make a dash for gold

The dash for gold suggest banks are more worried about the effects of quantitative easing than they let on, says Andrew Van Sickle.

1990: the year Brexit became inevitable

Britain started down the road to Brexit the day it joined the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Gold bugs rejoice – central bankers think you’re on to something

Showing a remarkable lack of faith in their efforts to control the global economy, central banks have been piling into gold since 2008. John Stepek explains what’s going on.

Now’s the time to buy the gold miners

The year had been an absolute belter for gold stocks – now we’re seeing the correction. Yet with upside ahead and miners still cheap, this is a buying opportunity, says Dominic Frisby.

Why the case against gold is wrong

A number of economists have made the case for why investors should shun gold. They are all dead wrong, says Jim Rickards.

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Is it time to get back into gold?

With political and financial upheaval in the air, investors are flocking back to gold once again.

But gold is more than a safety net, more than an insurance policy against disaster…

It’s up more than 20% over the last year. And could have a long way to go from here. One private wealth manager thinks it could top its $1,900 all-time high.

That’s why, in this free report – ‘Is it time to get back into gold?’ we give you everything you need to start investing in gold for yourself