They have had a rocky ride, but ultimately investors with nerves of steel who backed the UK's biggest commodity stocks over the last ten years would have been rewarded for their patience.
The winning stock in the FTSE 100 over the ten years to 3 March 2012 was African focused gold mining and exploration company Randgold Resources. Last week Randgold plunged more than 10% in a single day...
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Top five holdings make up 45%
Central banks in tight position in case of downturn
Going against the grain