Commodities

How well did our experts do with their predictions for 2019?

How prescient were our market pundits predictions for 2019? Tom Bailey revisits their January forecasts.

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Gold investing: is it too late to join the party?

Gold has been the star performer of 2019, but does the gold rush have further to run? We consider prospects looking ahead.

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‘Digital gold’ bullion product set to shake up gold market

A new gold bullion product from crypto exchange traded products provider Coinshares threatens to shake up the gold market.

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Money Observer podcast: Election 2019, gold, and 10 funds for children

The Money Observer team discuss the star asset class for 2019, a surprising omission from experts' fund tips for children, and what the UK election might mean for investment prospects.

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Oil price posts biggest ever spike

Attack against Saudi Arabia results in the biggest sudden disruption of global oil supply ever.

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Five reasons why gold can go higher

Investors often opt for government bonds over gold, but Vincent Ropers explains why the yellow metal could be the better option.

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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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