Commodities

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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Bitcoin resurgence: why it’s likely here to stay

Cryptocurrencies have seen dramatic recovery in their prices over recent months – but is it different this time?

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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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What cryptocurrency ‘boom’? No sign of one in the UK, says regulator

Top buying motivations was the urge to “get rich quick” and FOMO – “fear of missing out”.

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City watchdog launches consultation on cryptoassets for retail investors

At a later date the Financial Conduct Authority will also be consulting on the banning of derivatives products based on cryptoassets, with contracts for difference products likely the main target.

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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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