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.

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.

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

Gold back in the ascendant

Gold has jumped by almost 30% since early January, and is back to two-year highs around $1,350 an ounce.

One more reason to hold gold

Forget about central banks not having a plan, says Cris Sholto Heaton. Investors will come to realise they haven’t got a clue.

The assets to buy now – July 2016

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.

Chart of the week: gold’s record surge against sterling

As the EU referendum results emerged, gold rose more than 6% overnight in dollar terms as nervous investors piled in. Priced in sterling, the overnight jump was 22%, a record move.

Why Mervyn King is going for gold

The former Bank of England governor has issued a stark reminder of the importance of holding some gold as portfolio insurance.

The weak US dollar trade is still on – stick with gold

With little chance of higher US interest rates in the near future, the weak dollar trade is still on. John Stepek explains why, and the best way to profit.

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