Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds
Newmont Mining's Boddington gold mine
Gold

Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds

Everyone should have some gold in their portfolio, and one of the best ways of doing that is by investing in funds. Rupert Hargreaves picks seven of t…
29 Apr 2022
Gold shows its mettle as a safe haven at last
Worker pouring molten gold into moulds
Gold

Gold shows its mettle as a safe haven at last

Gold has proved its worth as a safe haven, gaining 9% since the start of the year and recently finishing its best quarter in nearly two years.
28 Apr 2022
Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?
Petropavlovsk's Pokrovskiy gold mine
Stockmarkets

Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?

Shares in Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk have collapsed 90% this year as sanctions have gutted its business model. Rupert Hargreaves asks if the com…
21 Apr 2022
How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?
Business and financial concept
House prices

How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?

House prices have soared in recent years. But what, asks Dominic Frisby, if you look at them using a more durable form of money – gold?
12 Apr 2022
Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?
Hand holding golden stones
Gold

Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?

Gold miners are meant to outperform gold. Yet since 2003, that hasn’t been the case. What’s changed – and will they ever make a comeback? Dominic Fris…
6 Apr 2022
Mining stocks have been great investments this year – but is it time to sell?
Commodities

Mining stocks have been great investments this year – but is it time to sell?

Markets have not had a good start to 2022 – with the exception of mining stocks. John Stepek asks if the sector has further to go, or if you should ta…
11 Mar 2022
The gold price is close to new record highs. What happens next?
Gold

The gold price is close to new record highs. What happens next?

The price of gold has come within a whisker of its record high. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go from here.
9 Mar 2022
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China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters
Gold

China almost certainly owns more gold than the US – here’s why that matters

China almost certainly owns a lot more gold than anyone else – including the USA. But how much? And why does it need so much gold? Dominic Frisby expl…
3 Mar 2022
Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin
Gold

Why all investors need to own gold – and bitcoin

Inflation, war, currency debasement – the world is changing fast and investors need to adapt. That means owning both gold and bitcoin, says Dominic Fr…
2 Mar 2022
The price of gold spiked yesterday, then collapsed – what happens next?
Gold

The price of gold spiked yesterday, then collapsed – what happens next?

As Russia invaded Ukraine, the price of gold shot up spectacularly. But it couldn't hold on to all of its gains. Dominic Frisby looks at where it migh…
25 Feb 2022
Ukraine crisis offers gold a chance to shine
Gold

Ukraine crisis offers gold a chance to shine

Russia's threats to Ukraine are pushing the price of gold higher. But investors are also worried that US interest-rate rises could go too far and spar…
25 Feb 2022
What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?
Gold

What will happen to the price of gold in 2022?

Gold is traditionally the go-to asset during inflation. But with inflation at 30-year highs, it has gone nowhere. Dominic Frisby investigates why, and…
20 Jan 2022
The price of gold is ready to rebound
Gold

The price of gold is ready to rebound

Despite a recent rally the price of gold is still 10% below its all-time high of summer 2020. But the year-long correction may be nearing its end as i…
12 Nov 2021
Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs
Bitcoin & crypto

Bitcoin hits a new record – and we all know what usually comes after fresh highs

Bitcoin has hit a new record price. And the most likely thing to follow new highs are more new highs, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains why bitco…
10 Nov 2021
Gold regains some of its shine
Gold

Gold regains some of its shine

The gold price perked up this week, hitting a four-week high.
3 Sep 2021
Hold gold: insuring your portfolio could prove lucrative
Gold

Hold gold: insuring your portfolio could prove lucrative

Gold has had a grim year, but the backdrop for the traditional safe haven and store of value remains auspicious. There is scope for the price to jump …
20 Aug 2021
Gold is frustrating – but it’s still worth holding
Gold

Gold is frustrating – but it’s still worth holding

It's been a frustrating time for investors in gold. But the idea that you should always have a bit of physical gold in your portfolio and just hope th…
20 Aug 2021
I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what the gold standard was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

These days, most currencies are "fiat" currencies backed by the economies of the countries that issue them. But in days gone by currencies were on the…
17 Aug 2021
How much further will the gold price fall?
Gold

How much further will the gold price fall?

Gold experienced a large sell-off over the weekend. Dominic Frisby analyses the outlook for the precious metal.
11 Aug 2021
Gold is poised to glitter again
Gold

Gold is poised to glitter again

It has been a bad year so far for gold investors, but gold’s traditional role as an inflation hedge will serve it well.
23 Jul 2021
If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient
Gold

If you bought gold with pounds, it’s been a disappointing year – but be patient

Measured in US dollars, gold is flat on the year. In pounds, it's fallen. But sterling investors should be patient, says Dominic Frisby. It won’t be t…
14 Jul 2021
Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?
Commodities

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?

Commodities have put in a blistering performance over the past year. But – oil aside – the commodity bull market looks like it might have peaked. Domi…
16 Jun 2021