Inflation will restore gold’s shine
US dollar peeking from behind curtains
Gold

Inflation will restore gold’s shine

Gold remains up by 53% since August 2018 but is now trading 11% short of its peak this summer. But if you hold gold, hang on to it.
27 Nov 2020
You may not have heard of royalty companies, but they’re a great way to invest in gold
Molten gold being poured from a crucible
Gold

You may not have heard of royalty companies, but they’re a great way to invest in gold

Royalty companies provide funding to gold miners in exchange for a share of production revenues. And they have been performing much better than the mi…
11 Nov 2020
The US election is a mess – and markets everywhere love it
Joe Biden
US election

The US election is a mess – and markets everywhere love it

The result of the US presidential election may still hang in the balance, but in the markets, pretty much every asset bar the US dollar is having a fi…
6 Nov 2020
What would negative interest rates mean for your money?
Gold bar on euro banknotes © Michael Gottschalk/Photothek via Getty Images
UK Economy

What would negative interest rates mean for your money?

There has been much talk of the Bank of England introducing negative interest rates. John Stepek explains why they might do that, and what it would me…
15 Oct 2020
It’s getting harder for big investors to ignore gold
Gold coins © Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Gold

It’s getting harder for big investors to ignore gold

The world’s biggest hedge fund group has come out in favour of gold. John Stepek explains why you should own gold too, and what would happen to the pr…
1 Oct 2020
Gold and the US election: does it matter who’s president?
Gold

Gold and the US election: does it matter who’s president?

With just two months to go until the American presidential election, Dominic Frisby looks at how the result could affect gold’s bull market, and asks:…
2 Sep 2020
The charts that matter: gold dips after Buffett buys in
Global Economy

The charts that matter: gold dips after Buffett buys in

Warren Buffett bought into gold's bull market just as the price slipped again. Here's how the charts that matter most to the global economy reacted.
22 Aug 2020
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Why Warren Buffett now likes gold
Gold

Why Warren Buffett now likes gold

Warren Buffett, who has has long ridiculed gold as a non-productive asset, now thinks it is set to shine, after buying shares in miner Barrick Gold.
20 Aug 2020
Why Warren Buffett’s purchase of Barrick shares is such a big deal for gold-mining stocks
Gold

Why Warren Buffett’s purchase of Barrick shares is such a big deal for gold-mining stocks

Warren Buffett has bought half a billion dollars’ worth of shares in gold miner Barrick. That’s a big deal, says Dominic Frisby. We could be at the be…
19 Aug 2020
Warren Buffett, hater of pet rocks, buys his first gold mine
Gold

Warren Buffett, hater of pet rocks, buys his first gold mine

Legendary investor Warren Buffett has always displayed contempt for gold as an investment. So why has he bought a gold mine? John Stepek looks at what…
17 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: a correction for gold and better news on US jobs
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a correction for gold and better news on US jobs

Having ended on a record high last Friday, gold took a big tumble this week. John Stepek looks at the gold price chart, along with the others that mat…
15 Aug 2020
15 August 1971: Nixon ends gold convertibility
This day in history

15 August 1971: Nixon ends gold convertibility

On this day in 1971, US President Richard Nixon said America would no longer officially swap dollars for gold, ending 'convertibility' and paving the …
15 Aug 2020
Sit tight and ride the gold bull: the upswing is just beginning
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Sit tight and ride the gold bull: the upswing is just beginning

With money being printed like there’s no tomorrow, the backdrop for the yellow metal and miners remains auspicious, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he revi…
13 Aug 2020
Gold and silver have taken a vicious beating – is the bull market over already?
Gold

Gold and silver have taken a vicious beating – is the bull market over already?

The gold price has tumbled recently, leaving traders nursing losses – just a nasty correction or has the gold bull market run out of steam? Dominic Fr…
12 Aug 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: house prices, staycations, and the death of cash
House prices

The MoneyWeek Podcast: house prices, staycations, and the death of cash

John and Merryn talk about the rise in UK house prices and the fact that everybody is holidaying in the UK, plus gold's new highs, the death of cash, …
12 Aug 2020
The charts that matter: precious metals, longevity and a cure for baldness
Global Economy

The charts that matter: precious metals, longevity and a cure for baldness

As the gold price presses on to new highs, John Stepek looks at he charts that matter most to the global economy.
8 Aug 2020
Platinum: the precious metal that looks set to play catch-up with silver and gold
Silver and other precious metals

Platinum: the precious metal that looks set to play catch-up with silver and gold

Gold and silver continue to soar, but there's still time to get in. And there's another precious metal that looks set to go on a bull run too, says Jo…
7 Aug 2020
Gold hits the big $2,000 level – are Aim miners about to play catch up?
Gold

Gold hits the big $2,000 level – are Aim miners about to play catch up?

With the price of gold shooting through $2,000 an ounce, the yellow metal looks unstoppable. Things are so bullish, even Aim-listed junior gold miners…
5 Aug 2020
Gold proves its worth
UK Economy

Gold proves its worth

The pandemic has been good for gold. And, while you must keep holding gold (inflation is coming), you must not ignore the return of our old lives, say…
30 Jul 2020
Gold bugs cheer new record, with silver hot on its heels
Gold

Gold bugs cheer new record, with silver hot on its heels

The gold price has finally surpassed its 2011 peak of $1,923.70 an ounce. And, after climbing 36% in the last month alone, the silver price has hit a …
30 Jul 2020
Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery
Gold

Gold bugs' dreams are coming true – but we could still see a V-shaped recovery

John and Merryn talk about how it's perfectly reasonable to expect a V-shaped recovery and to continue holding gold as well. Plus, inflation, staycati…
30 Jul 2020
How much further will gold go? $2,250, $2,460 – or beyond?
Gold

How much further will gold go? $2,250, $2,460 – or beyond?

The gold bull market has really taken off – and it's only just begun. Dominic Frisby explains what's behind its big rise, and asks how much further it…
29 Jul 2020