Commodities

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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Why it makes sense to buy gold at the start of 2019

Gold is one of the relatively few assets that is uncorrelated to the performance of equity markets.

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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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Gold price slump attracts investors

A fall in precious metal prices is presenting a buying opportunity

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