Investing in gold

Gold is back in fashion

Gold’s reputation as a safe haven is also coming to the fore now that markets have become more volatile and the political backdrop less predictable.

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

Jeffrey Gundlach: gold to explode

No need to predict the rising price of gold – the market will prove it soon enough.

Protect your wealth from the growing inflation threat

Will the Federal Reserve slay inflation? Given the mid-term elections in the US this year, it seems unlikely. That’s why you should make sure you own some gold.

Why gold is a better bet than gold miners

Mining stocks are traditionally a leveraged bet on the gold price. But that no longer seems to be true. Dominic Frisby explains why gold itself is now the better buy.

The next five years will be better for gold than the last five were

Gold has done little over the last five years – people just haven’t been interested in buying it. But the omens are looking good. Dominic Frisby explains why.

It’s time to buy silver (and sell gold)

Over the years, silver has been something of a disappointment to investors. But Dominic Frisby is bullish. Here, he explains why you should sell your gold, and buy silver instead.

What gold is telling us about the direction of interest rates

The price of gold is on the rise, gaining around 10% in the past two months, and almost 30% since early 2016.

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