09 September 2013
Whatever your views on Syria (a terrible tragedy, I think we would all agree) and the UK parliamentary reaction, the latest troubles in the Middle East cannot be a welcome development for investors as they return from their long summer holidays.
04 September 2013
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.
30 August 2013
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.
27 August 2013
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.
15 August 2013
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.
13 August 2013
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.
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.
The writing is on the wall for the fund factsheet (and it’s about time), writes Jeremy Mugridge. Here he explains how smarter communication will boost advice engagement.
Frontier market investors are weighing up the best ways to benefit from the opening up of the Iranian market, as a deal is reached to end 36 years of global sanctions against the country.
In our podcast for July, Anna Fedorova speaks to Square Mile's Richard Romer-Lee about the growing challenge the Investment Association faces with regards to existing and new sector classifications.
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