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

The interest rate that really matters for investors

Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.

It’s only a matter of time before China has the biggest gold pile in the world

Whoever has the most gold, makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby. For the moment, that’s the US – but don’t count on things staying that way.

Chart of the week: gold gets high on Trump’s tweets

Gold slipped in the weeks after Donald Trump’s election, but it has bounced back to a two-month high, and there should be further to go.

What to take with you in the investment jungle

Both inflation and growth are picking up – and that’s a “jungle” for investors. Charlie Morris explains what you should buy now.

The best precious metal to buy right now

Over the next five years, this precious metal is set to outshine all others – even gold. Dominic Frisby explains why you should buy platinum.

Royal Mint to bring “blockchain bullion” to gold investors

The Royal Mint’s plans to marry gold bullion and blockchain technology will bring gold investment into the 21st century.

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