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.
10 May 2013
The Ruffer Investment Company saw NAV hit a record high in April as soaring Japanese equities helped offset exposure to struggling gold miners.
07 May 2013
First State Investments’ Angus Tulloch and Jonathan Asante have both been adding to resources stocks in recent weeks across their GEM portfolios, following the sharp pullback in the gold spot price and the valuations of a number of miners.
29 April 2013
The recent gold price volatility could plague investors for some time, and further selling is also a risk, according to BlackRock’s natural resources head Evy Hambro.
26 April 2013
Markets across the US closed up overnight as the more optimistic mood prevailed, while gold continued to recover from its recent savage fall.
24 April 2013
An ultra-bearish US hedge fund manager shorted gold a year ago, when it was still in favour with most investors, and thinks the price of the metal is on track for a multi-year drop.
24 April 2013
Goldman Sachs has advised clients to stop shorting gold after the dramatic fall in the price of the precious metal over the last few weeks.
19 April 2013
This week commodities dominated the headlines after a hefty sell-off in the gold market; while Schroders moved to replace outgoing manager Richard Buxton with a double hire.
19 April 2013
Armstrong IM managing partner Patrick Armstrong has added a new gold derivatives position to his portfolios to capitalise on the precious metal’s escalating price volatility.
Foreign exchange markets are at a significant juncture, with currency misalignment likely to increase in the second quarter, writes Neil Staines, head of FX trading at The ECU Group.
Alain Defise, investment manager at Pictet Asset Management, argues emerging market corporate bonds offer a way to tap into the ‘dynamism’ of the developing world, while shielding investors from the volatility associated with emerging currencies and stocks.
Returns from European high yield are low, leading many investors to look elsewhere. But technical support is still in place and the outlook is sanguine, says Alliance Trust investment's Kenny Watson.
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