Asset under management in gold exchange-traded products (ETP) almost halved during 2013 as gold prices dived, driving investors out of the asset class.
Gold is on course to record its worst year for more than three decades following huge falls over 2013.
The gold price has suffered its largest fall in 30 years in 2013 as the US Federal Reserve begins withdrawing stimulus - but is that process now fully in the price?
The Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing gold benchmarks as part of a probe into how global rates are set, according to reports.
M&G's Graham French has told investors last year was one of the toughest periods of his career as his fund underperformed amid a torrid time for commodities.
THE BIQ QUESTION
The US Federal Reserve surprised investors and sent shares soaring after it unexpectedly opted to hold back on any tapering of its stimulus last night.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has named its top ten trades for this autumn as investors prepare for a tapering of QE in the US and a possible jump in interest rates.
Gold funds were standout winners in August as investors' appetite for risk waned amid concerns of a tapering of monetary stimulus in the US and potential military action in Syria.
Investment managers are beginning to question the value of holding gold for diversification purposes, as its correlation to equity markets soared to 65% this year.
Gold has climbed above the $1,400 mark for the first time since June, re-entering a bull market as disappointing US data and worries over Syria push investors into safe havens.
George Soros has sold down all his gold holdings and has stocked up on unloved retailer JC Penney, nutrition supplement firm Herbalife, and tech giant Apple.
J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Neil Gregson has taken his exposure to gold miners to a historic low of 15% as the sector continues to suffer a torrid period of underperformance.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese investors have reacted with muted enthusiasm to a sweeping election victory by Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party.
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.
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.
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.