The price of gold has plunged to below $1,400 per ounce, a level not seen since February 2011, as traders become bearish and worries about Cyprus selling off its reserves intensify.
UK bonds were 2011’s best-performing asset, with returns hitting a 13-year high, according to research from Lloyds TSB Private Banking.
Precious metals have performed well during times of economic distress. But how do you play the sector?
Renewed investment demand for silver could see the price of the white metal soar in 2012.
Those with a penchant for gold might be relieved to hear that it is still likely to gather momentum, according to experts.
Gold is not the ‘magic answer’ everybody thinks, a chief investment officer has warned.
Commodity investments have fallen in consecutive quarters for the first time since 2008, suggesting that investors are expecting the worst.
Gold-mining companies seem undervalued given their falling costs and a rising gold price.
The discussion boards on Money Observer's sister website Interactive Investor have been going crazy with vigorous debate about the best way to hold precious metal – physical or synthetic. We asked regular columnist, investor and coin collector Peter Temple to examine the argument.
Commodity prices have risen by 232 per cent since 2001, according to Lloyds TSB Private Banking.