Capital preservation

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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Purposeful Portfolio - Capital Conserver: weak pound boosts global income funds

With just 3.5 per cent return since inception, our manager is disappointed but thinks the portfolio is set fair for all-weather resilience. 

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Gold price slump attracts investors

A fall in precious metal prices is presenting a buying opportunity

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Bitcoin: is it the new gold?

There are signs that bitcoin could be taking over from gold as a safe haven.

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