Capital preservation

Family fortunes: the pull of the Rothschild and Cayzer family-controlled trusts

RIT Capital Partners and Caledonia value the preservation of family wealth above all, so five-year returns of around 70% from both trusts is pretty good going. We share their distinctive investment approaches.

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Gold is glittering: will the rally continue and should investors buy?

The gold price is shining and private investors are turning bullish on the yellow metal, so we weigh up the pros and cons.

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How to strike a better balance in an era of lower returns

The days of achieving steady, inflation-beating income from a mix of shares and bonds are gone. We explore how investors can strengthen their portfolio using alternative assets.

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Gold price hits five-year high: the pros and cons of the ‘Marmite’ investment

Kyle Caldwell examines the forces behind the five-year peak, and the pros and cons for investors.

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As markets take a turn, investors flock to gold. Is this clever or foolish?

Hanging over markets is also the question of what comes next.

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30-second challenge: why I am buying gold and avoiding tech shares

Fund manager Alasdair McKinnon outlines his views on gold and tech shares, and makes the case for The Scottish Investment Trust in 30 seconds. 

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Commodities: will it be a strong 2019?

Commodities may be set to surge if worries about slowing economic growth subside and the oil glut is addressed.

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Investors are backing gold to shine in 2019; but expect further falls for UK shares

On the whole investors are adopting a cautious stance, according to findings from two separate surveys.

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Gloomy on prospects of global economy, investors pile into US equities

Net 24 per cent of professional investors surveyed expect global growth to slow in the next year – the worst outlook for the global economy given since 2011.

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