Cryptocurrencies have seen dramatic recovery in their prices over recent months – but is it different this time?
Hanging over markets is also the question of what comes next.
Fund manager Alasdair McKinnon outlines his views on gold and tech shares, and makes the case for The Scottish Investment Trust in 30 seconds.
Top buying motivations was the urge to “get rich quick” and FOMO – “fear of missing out”.
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.
Commodities may be set to surge if worries about slowing economic growth subside and the oil glut is addressed.
Gold is one of the relatively few assets that is uncorrelated to the performance of equity markets.
On the whole investors are adopting a cautious stance, according to findings from two separate surveys.
A fall in precious metal prices is presenting a buying opportunity