Trusted for centuries, gold has the potential to perform well during times of boom and bust. Whether you’re looking to trade for short-term gains, or saving up for an experience of a lifetime, investing in gold with The Royal Mint could help you achieve your goals.
How It Compares
There's a reason why investing in gold is an age-old practice. If you'd invested £50 a month in gold over 21 years between 2000 and 2021, you would have £43,329. Compare that with putting the same amount into a 0.46% cash ISA - £13,235 - or simply setting it aside with no interest at all - £12,650*.
When it comes to investing, spreading risk helps to avoid overexposure to any one particular asset class. Many experts, including the World Gold Council suggest putting around 2–10% of your portfolio into a safe haven investment such as gold.
Investing in Gold
What Could a Gold Investment Look Like?
Using our historic price calculator will allow you to reflect on the gold market, enabling you to gain a better understanding of how the price varies over time. It can be used to indicate the approximate value of gold investments or the potential long-term growth of gold bullion products.
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Please note that this feature does not provide investment advice. The investment calculator is based on historical GBP gold price data and is provided for information purposes only. *Potential return calculations are based on a growth rate of 2%, which is the average gold price performance since 1999.
Benefits of Gold Investment
Gold has increased in value by an average of 10% per year over the last 40 years.
Gold has a globally recognised value, which means it is easy to buy and sell at any time.
Spread Your Risk
Gold usually performs well when riskier stocks fall, helping to create a diverse investment portfolio.
Gold has been treasured for millennia, making it the perfect family heirloom.