Many factors influence the price of gold. One of the biggest is interest rates. And upcoming elections in the US could determine the future of both, says John Stepek.
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.
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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.
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If you had played the ratio between stocks and gold right over time, you would have profited handsomely, says Dominic Frisby. So which should you buy now: gold or stocks?
It’s been very a disappointing year for gold. Its time will certainly come again, says Dominic Frisby, but for now, a bull market is a very long way off.
For many years, gold performed outstandingly, rising up to 20% a year. But the tide turned. Now the price is meandering frustratingly. Dominic Frisby asks where it will go next.
Gold has slipped to a two-month low of around $1,220 an ounce. But hang on to some, just in case.
There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.
Gold is neither cheap nor risk-free – but it holds its value and helps to diversify your portfolio, says Chris Carter.