30 July 2013
Hedge funds have heavily upped exposure to gold in recent weeks, viewing the metal's poor relative performance year-to-date as a buying opportunity.
25 July 2013
Iain Stewart, manager of the £7.9bn Newton Real Return fund, has added to his gold holdings in the belief the precious metal can still act as a hedging tool in investors’ portfolios.
23 July 2013
Morningstar has revealed the ten most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the second quarter of 2013, based on the most searched for funds on its website.
22 July 2013
At long last, some good news for fans of gold. In recent days, gold futures have bounced back strongly in price with big daily rises.
22 July 2013
Japanese investors have reacted with muted enthusiasm to a sweeping election victory by Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party.
19 July 2013
Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, has said he does not understand gold prices or why investors hold it during certain economic environments.
09 July 2013
Hedge fund manager John Paulson's gold fund has posted its third successive double-digit monthly loss and now stands down 65% this year, according to reports.
01 July 2013
A tumultuous June may have taken the edge off many of the sizeable gains made by funds in the first half of 2013, but it was not enough to derail performance completely.
28 June 2013
The price of gold has continued its decline, falling below the $1,200 mark on Thursday for the first time since August 2010.
26 June 2013
The gold spot price hit a 33-month low today after positive US economic data strengthened the case for a tapering of quantitative easing, further eroding demand for safe havens.
21 June 2013
Gold is likely to suffer from further sell-offs in the short to medium term as investors remain focused on an end to quantitative easing, Steve Russell, investment director at Ruffer, has said.
10 June 2013
Nitesh Shah, research analyst at ETF Securities, says while the price of gold has dipped recently, other precious metals could provide investors with a good return as economic conditions improve.
22 May 2013
Many UK-listed stocks have got off to a flying start in 2013, with indices approaching all-time highs, but some companies have been given a rough ride by markets, destroying shareholders' capital in the process.
22 May 2013
Outflows from gold-backed exchange traded funds in 2013 are now greater than the combined level of inflows seen in 2011 and 2012, according to Bloomberg data.
14 May 2013
The recent sell-off in gold and silver has led to fears precious metals may yet have further to fall, but some investors have backed them to provide a boost for portfolios later this year as they recover some lost ground.
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