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.
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.
While corporate debt has grown at an unprecedented rate globally since 2008, Italy’s lenders are finally beginning to offload a record amount of ‘bad loans’
James Burns, head of multi-manager at Smith & Williamson, looks at four alternative asset classes in the closed-ended space which could offer growth alongside core holdings.
With monetary policy weakening the yen and a consumption tax rise at home, Japan's multinationals are the key to solving the country's problems - and the best bet for investors, says Neptune's Chris Taylor.
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