Gold slid over 6% last month, making it the biggest May loss for the precious metal since a near 10% fall in 1982.
Wall Street opened lower today, joining a global equity slump triggered by mounting concerns over Greece's future in the eurozone.
Stocks on Wall Street rallied on strong industrial production figures today, despite renewed fears over a potential Greek exit from the euro.
Lindsell Train co-founder Nick Train has called the beginning of a new technology bull run following Apple's explosive start to 2012.
Investors are concerned recent sharp moves in Apple's share price are distorting returns for the wider US market, suggesting some indices may have to be rebalanced to lessen the tech giant's dominance.
Wall Street opened lower today, echoing losses seen in European and Asia, as investors took profits from the recent rally.
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Today's pledge by five central banks, including the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, to raise the liquidity of commercial banks has boosted markets worldwide.
Bank shares climbed in early trading, regaining some ground after Friday's stress test results caused sharp falls in the UK's major banks.
European markets climbed this morning on news IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn had resigned following sex crime allegations.
Most European bourses look cautiously positive in morning trading ahead of the US non-farm payrolls data for February.
The FTSE climbed 1.1% this morning to 5,724.37 after rumours of more quantitative easing from the Federal Reserve gained momentum last night.
World markets surged on Wednesday following an unexpected jump in the US manufacturing index and bullish economic figures from Asia.
US stocks slumped to their worst August in nine years, as investors retreated on fears for the US economy.
Prudential's 1.5% rise in early trading, following better than expected first-half profits, helped the FTSE edge 0.3% higher to 5257.79 points.
Asian markets were in decline today following the sharp 3% fall for US indices on Friday.
Miners and banks are driving the FTSE upwards this morning, as London's leading shares continue to rebound on the back of Wall Street's stellar showing yesterday.
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Profit taking saw the FTSE 100 fall 1.3% to 5316.22 points this morning, negating some of its 5.2% rise on Monday.