It is widely known as a safe haven, but gold bullion is a relatively small market with the above ground value of gold estimated at around $7trn.
Gold suffered largest drop in sentiment
Managers of the Ruffer Investment Company have raised exposure to sterling on the portfolio to its highest position ‘for many years'.
BlackRock has appointed Tom Holl as co-manager on Evy Hambro's £664m Gold & General fund.
The gold price has fallen to a five-year low in anticipation of a rise in US interest rates later this year, hitting the shares of gold miners.
John Wyn-Evans, head of investment strategy at Investec Wealth & Investment, takes a closer look at the global impact of recent currency wars and a future rise in US interest rates.
Clive Burstow, manager of the Baring Global Mining fund, explains how a multi-year supply/demand imbalance is creating value opportunities for investors in precious metals
Central banks may resort to 'helicopter drop' measures to stave off the threat of deflation, according to Investec's Alastair Mundy.
Commodities warning on global growth
Gold bug or gold bear?
Looking beyond gold’s weak points
Tom Walker and Hugo Machin, managers of the Schroder Global Real Estate Investment Trust, explain how the need for liquidity is changing how, and where, funds invest in the property sector.
Man of Steel
The price of gold has reached a four-year low today after heavy selling in Asia and the impact of a strong US dollar.
Gold miners to shine again?
The team running J.P. Morgan Asset Management's natural resources fund has said the gold price is unlikely to surge ahead from current levels, as US monetary policy and a strengthening dollar continue to weigh on sentiment.
Global shares and US treasury yields fell on Thursday and Friday while gold soared as investors sought safety following a passenger jet crash in Ukraine.
Investors are moving back towards safe haven assets such as gold as ongoing violence in Iraq hits markets.
David Jane, founder of Darwin Investment Managers, has bought back into gold and gold miners, in the view the asset bottomed at the end of last year.
Gold ETFs have started seeing inflows for the first time in months, as political turmoil in the Ukraine and weak Chinese data pushed investors into safe havens.
Russian shares dropped to a five-year low yesterday, weighing on global markets, while the gold price jumped as the Ukraine crisis intensified.
The gold price has rebounded off lows seen at the end of last year, having endured one of its worst ever years in performance terms, but is the rally about to run out of steam?
Weaker US data and ongoing expectations of tighter UK monetary policy have helped boost gold and sterling respectively as the dollar loses ground.
The Ruffer investment trust's protective assets have "earned their keep" so far this year, countering losses from its position in Japanese equities, the managers have said.