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

Forget bitcoin – the best hedge against inflation is gold

The usual answer to the question of how to hedge against inflation is “gold”. But these days, some people prefer bitcoin. Those people are wrong, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Is this a turning point in gold’s fortunes?

Gold rose by 13% last year. And nobody cared. But sentiment could be about to turn. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how to invest in a gold rally.

Fed interest-rate rises won’t hold the gold price back

Some analysts worry that higher US interest rates are bearish for gold. But the evidence doesn’t bear this out.

Buy gold: the original and best bitcoin

Bitcoin may be the flavour of the month, says Max King. But gold has been in fashion for thousands of years.

The outlook is brightening for gold

With all the hype surrounding bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, people have lost interest in gold. But things are looking up for the world’s favourite metal. Dominic Frisby explains why.

Gold’s lustre may fade

Gold was overshadowed by equities and base metals in 2017, but still rose by around a tenth. This year, however, it may not fare so well.

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