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

January 2015: Buy gold for insurance Gold is off its four-year lows around $1,150 an ounce, but it looks set to struggle. But keep some gold as portfolio insurance. Silver is an industrial metal as well as a monetary one – and is extremely volatile. For gamblers only.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

FREE REPORT: Why you should buy gold now

The one asset every investor should own – How to buy gold in 2014

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

Gold coins © Thinkstock

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

Swiss 'shock and horror' sparks currency war

A new currency war looms over markets in the wake of the Swiss National bank’s shock decision to unpeg its currency from the euro.

Gold has had a cracking run – but don’t bet big ahead of Thursday

Gold bugs are getting excited ahead of the ECB’s announcement on Thursday. But hold off buying, says Dominic Frisby. Time and time again, gold does the opposite of what’s expected.

Gold miners are starting to look good again – but expect a rough ride

After a long time in the doldrums, things are starting to look up for gold miners. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future may hold for the sector, and how to invest.

A risky way to play the oil rout

The oil price crash is the story of the year. And it’s throwing up some interesting opportunities. Bengt Saelensminde picks one for bold investors.

Gold regains its shine

The gold price has bounced off four-year lows, with scope for further gains.

Here’s how my 12 predictions for 2014 turned out

With 2014 drawing to a close, Dominic Frisby looks back over the last 12 months to see how the predictions he made at the start of the year panned out.

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

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 British 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 British sovereigns should be your choice.