The gold price is rising and investors are buying, with figures released by The Royal Mint reporting a 40% rise in new customers looking to invest in precious metals in July, compared to the same period last year.
On Monday 25 June, when global stock markets took a sharp turn south, the declines were attributed to the ongoing tariff spats between president Trump, China and other countries crossing his line of fire.
There are clear dangers for markets ahead, including the Russian bear and a mountain of debt that has built up around the world.
Something scary is bubbling under the surface in financial markets and could blow up into a sub-prime style crisis, leading fund managers have warned. The reason? Investors have become too complacent about macro risks and are behaving as if the era of cheap and easy money will never end.
A number of investment trusts have seen their discounts widen during the recent market sell-offs, while others have yet to feel the pinch.
Correlation between and within a number of asset classes peaked during the financial crisis, prompting investors to question the effectiveness of diversification when building a portfolio.
Funds launching next year will have to use a standard measure to illustrate their volatility, to help investors compare the riskiness of different funds.