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

October 2014: Portfolio insurance Gold has fallen to an eight-month low. As the global economy has strengthened, the need for a traditional safe haven has dwindled. Still, keep 5%-10% of your portfolio in gold. Silver generally tracks and amplifies gold's moves, and is for risk-takers only right now.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

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A beginner's guide to investing in gold

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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.

Latest articles on investing in gold

How low can gold and silver go?

Judging by the charts, the outlook for gold is nasty, says Dominic Frisby. And it looks even worse for silver. Just how bad could things get?

Asia’s demand for gold keeps growing – but will it last?

As Asia adopts a more middle-class lifestyle, will it fall out of love with gold? And if it does, what will it mean for the gold price? Dominic Frisby investigates.

Don’t ditch the insurance policy

The crisis is over and the economic recovery seems to be picking up speed. Does that mean the case for holding gold is finished? We wouldn’t be so hasty.

Have we just hit ‘peak gold’? I’m betting we have

Gold production hit a record high in 2013. But that record could stand for many years, says Dominic Frisby. New discoveries are drying up – we may have hit ‘peak gold’.

Gold’s quiet comeback

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

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


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