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
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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
Hands holding a gold bar wrapped in the FT
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
What is the gold standard?
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?
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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
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
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Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now
Gold

Everything hinges on the direction of the US dollar right now

Gold has had a very good spring. But as Dominic Frisby explains, the direction of the dollar is key to determining what is next for both gold and silv…
2 Jun 2021
Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?
Gold

Is it time to top up on gold? Or should you wait for a better opportunity?

Fears of inflation, money-printing and a global pandemic are all conditions that should drive the gold price higher. But it has been struggling. Domin…
12 May 2021
Here is why inflation will send gold soaring
Gold

Here is why inflation will send gold soaring

Gold prices have been rising over the past month as fears of US inflation resurface. Saloni Sardana explains whether this could usher in a new bullish…
11 May 2021
China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why
Gold

China owns a lot more gold than it’s letting on – and here’s why

In a world awash with money-printing, a currency backed by gold would have great credibility. And China – with designs on the yuan becoming the world’…
21 Apr 2021
Is bitcoin replacing gold?
Bitcoin

Is bitcoin replacing gold?

The bitcoin price has more than doubled this year, but gold has disappointed.
16 Apr 2021
Gold will soon regain its shine
Gold

Gold will soon regain its shine

With the gold price down by 9.5% in the first quarter of 2021, it has been a rotten start to the year for gold.
9 Apr 2021
Why is gold having such a miserable time and when will it turn around?
Gold

Why is gold having such a miserable time and when will it turn around?

The price of gold is in a bear market. And bear markets can go on for longer than you might think, says Dominic Frisby. But they don’t go on forever. …
31 Mar 2021
Why you should own bitcoin and gold as inflation returns
Gold

Why you should own bitcoin and gold as inflation returns

Bitcoin and gold are both useful assets to own in an inflationary environment – Charlie Morris explains why.
29 Mar 2021
Why gold has been such a bad investment so far this year
Gold

Why gold has been such a bad investment so far this year

Gold – the ultimate safe haven investment – is proving anything but safe. It’s lost over $200 an ounce since its high at the start of the year. Domini…
3 Mar 2021
Gold will soon regain its lustre
Gold

Gold will soon regain its lustre

Despite roaring commodity prices and central bankers stoking inflation, gold is being left behind. But that won't last.
26 Feb 2021
Which assets do best when inflation is rising?
Inflation

Which assets do best when inflation is rising?

As markets look forward to a post-pandemic bounce, they’re also starting to worry about higher inflation. John Stepek looks at the best way to divers…
22 Feb 2021
Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price
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Gold coins lose none of their shine as “Brasher” doubloon sells for a record price

The New York-style Brasher gold coin just set a new record auction sale price of $9.4. Chris Carter reports
12 Feb 2021
12 February 1851: the Australian gold rush
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12 February 1851: the Australian gold rush

On this day. in 1851 gold prospector Edward Hargraves discovered a grain of gold in New South Wales, and sparked Australia’s first gold rush.
12 Feb 2021
Raoul Pal: why I sold all my gold and bought bitcoin
Bitcoin

Raoul Pal: why I sold all my gold and bought bitcoin

Merryn talks to Raoul Pal, CEO of Global Macro Investor and Real Vision Group about the terrifying levels of risk in the markets right now, and why th…
5 Feb 2021
5 February 1869: World's biggest gold nugget is found
This day in history

5 February 1869: World's biggest gold nugget is found

On this day in 1869, the world's biggest gold nugget – the 71kg “Welcome Stranger” – was unearthed in Australia by two Cornish tin hunters.
5 Feb 2021