Capital preservation

Gold is top-performing asset class as Covid-19 and inflation fears prevail

Investors have piled into gold partly because of concern that central bank policies will lead to a surge in inflation.

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50 days of lockdown: which investment funds have outperformed?

Hannah Smith on the best and worst performing funds, and the largest dividend cuts during lockdown.

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Why investors are buying gold at the fastest pace since the financial crisis

Gold as an asset class continues to undergo a transformation, and is back to being a key portfolio asset for investors.

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Money Observer Rated Funds: winners, losers and key takeaways from the market sell-off in the first quarter of 2020

In part one of our Rated Funds review, which covers the first three months of 2020, we detail how UK and global funds fared for both growth and income investors.

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Covid-19: the ultimate black swan event

We are sailing uncharted waters with the coronavirus global health disaster.

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Did defensive funds protect investors during the market sell-off?

From investment trusts and gold, to absolute return funds and volatility managed funds, Kyle Caldwell examines the performance of defensives during a turbulent tim

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World Gold Council’s new tool can’t tell you the future but will help you better understand gold

Qaurum is intended to allow investors to better see how gold may react across different macroeconomic scenarios.

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Royal Mint launches physically-backed gold ETC

The coin-maker is the first Sovereign Mint in Europe to launch a physically-backed gold exchange traded commodity.

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Where next for oil, gold and other metals in 2020?

Against an uncertain backdrop, we assess the outlook for commodities, and highlight some ETFs to consider.

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