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Gold

Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet

If you want to make money from investing, says Dominic Frisby, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull …
22 Jan 2020
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Economy

Don’t bet on a stellar 2020 for the pound – but UK stocks should do fine

With the dust starting to settle after the general election, John Stepek looks at what the new Tory government might mean for your investments.
17 Dec 2019
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House prices

Have UK house prices turned the corner?

The average price of a house in the UK rose by 0.8% on the year in November, the fastest pace since April.
5 Dec 2019
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House prices

House prices are still far too high – but things are improving slowly

UK house prices crept higher in November, with the strongest growth since April. But the drift towards greater affordability in Britain’s most dangero…
29 Nov 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 29 November: UK house prices, newspaper results and eurozone inflation

Today's Money Minute looks to the latest reading on house prices from Nationwide, plus results from newspaper publisher Reach, and inflation in the eu…
29 Nov 2019
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Features

Money Minute Monday 25 November: data from Japan, and UK house prices

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to a week that includes a host of data from Japan and Germany, plus the latest Nationwide house price index.
25 Nov 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 13 November: UK inflation and house prices

Today, Money Minute looks forward to the latest news on British house prices, plus inflation figures from both sides of the Atlantic.
13 Nov 2019
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Stock markets

Saudi Aramco heads to market in history's biggest IPO

Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil colossus, is set to float on its home market. Are the shares appealing?
7 Nov 2019

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Economy

Money Minute Thursday 7 November: UK interest rates and house prices

Today's Money Minute looks ahead to the Bank of England's latest decision on interest rates, plus house prices from the Halifax.
7 Nov 2019
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House prices

House prices in the UK are still gently falling in real terms

House prices rose by 0.4% in October, and are now rising more slowly than wages or wider inflation. So, in “real terms”, they’re falling. That’s great…
29 Oct 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 29 October: UK and US house prices

In today's Money Minute, we get the latest data on mortgage approvals and house prices in the UK, and the US housing market.
29 Oct 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Tuesday 22 October: UK public finances and company updates

In today’s Money Minute, we look ahead to the latest news on the state of the UK’s public finances, and it’s a busy day for big company updates.
22 Oct 2019
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Stockmarkets

Ignore the wild swings – UK stocks are a buy

Whatever wild turn the Brexit drama takes next, the important thing to remember is that UK stocks are trading at bargain-basement prices.
18 Oct 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: hopes for a trade deal and a Brexit breakthrough

John Sepek looks at how the latest Brexit negotiations have affected the chart that matter most to the global economy.
12 Oct 2019
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Economy

Money Minute Friday 27 September: UK house prices

In today's Money Minute, we get the latest UK house price data from the Nationwide, plus the latest European and US economic confidence indicators.
27 Sep 2019
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Economy

The charts that matter: “risk on” rules

The “risk-off” move we saw over the past month or so has reversed. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter the most to the global…
14 Sep 2019
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Gold

Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold

The gold/silver ratio tracks the relative progress of the two monetary metals by dividing the silver price into the gold price, revealing how many oun…
2 Sep 2019
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House prices

More good news from the UK property market – house prices aren’t going anywhere

House prices in the UK are stagnating. Far from a disaster, that's very good news for everyone, says John Stepek. Here's why.
30 Aug 2019
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Economy

How negative interest rates could spell the death of cash

In the topsy turvy world of negative interest rates, the pound in your pocket undergoes a bizarre change. John Stepek explains what that means for inv…
12 Aug 2019
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Commodities

Silver is set to follow gold

With gold rallying 10% so far this year, some investors are starting to pay attention to silver.
9 Aug 2019
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House prices

London house prices are tumbling: will it spread across the UK?

London house prices are falling at the fastest rate for ten years. John Stepek explains what's behind the slide, and what it would take to create a UK…
18 Jul 2019
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Gold

Mark Mobius: “I love gold”

Mark Mobius, perhaps the best-known emerging markets investor in the world, reckons that gold should form at least 10% of any investor’s portfolio. An…
15 Jul 2019
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House prices

Good news: UK house prices are stuck in the doldrums

UK house prices are set to tread water while incomes rise, making property more affordable, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
12 Jul 2019
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Commodities

Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
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House prices

House prices are sliding fast in London – and it’s spreading

UK house prices have been falling in “real” terms – after inflation – for while. But now the pace of decline is picking up. John Stepek looks at where…
29 Mar 2019
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Gold

Gold is back in fashion

Gold’s reputation as a safe haven is also coming to the fore now that markets have become more volatile and the political backdrop less predictable.
8 Feb 2019
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House prices

House prices in the UK are now falling – which is great news

UK house prices are falling. But don’t panic. This modest decline is the best-case scenario, says John Stepek, and a full-on crash is looking unlikely…
7 Feb 2019
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House prices

What does 2019 hold for UK house prices?

Last year, we finally saw some sanity returning to the UK property market, with house prices falling in real terms. John Stepek looks at what to expec…
18 Jan 2019
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Commodities

Gold has been so bad that it’s now starting to look good

Gold has had a terrible year. But the price is now so low that it could be worth a punt. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines eight reasons to buy gold now.
8 Aug 2018
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Gold

Gold dips – but don’t give up on it

The gold price has tumbled by more than 10% this year, slipping from a peak of around $1,360 per troy ounce in January to $1,217 last month.
3 Aug 2018
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Features

The factory where they make golden chocolate bars

Alice Gråhns and Chris Carter talk to Lorena Baird, executive director of Baird & Co, about the highly competitive gold market – and take a tour of th…
26 Apr 2018
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Gold

Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?

The platinum price has fallen so far, it's hard to see how it can get much lower. Dominic Frisby looks at what it would take to spark a turnaround.
11 Apr 2018
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Features

The charts you love to hate: UK house prices – in gold

Comparing houses prices with gold fascinates and infuriates readers. But what the ratio has to say about property prices may surprise you, says Domini…
17 Feb 2016
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Gold

Why you should buy gold sovereigns

There are many ways for you to buy gold. But gold coins give you precious metal content plus rarity and historic and aesthetic appeal. Here are six re…
21 May 2014
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Gold

How to buy gold bullion

Gold is the best insurance against the financial crisis. There are many ways to invest in gold, from exchange-traded funds to gold mining stocks, but …
16 May 2014
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Gold

A beginner's guide to investing in gold

Gold is the ultimate insurance policy - an essential part of your portfolio. Here's how to invest in it.
16 May 2014
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Features

What the price of gold reveals about UK house prices

As governments debase their currencies, paper money becomes an ever less reliable measure of an asset's true value. For that, we must use a genuine st…
8 Dec 2010
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Commodities

The world's most precious precious metal

There is one precious metal that is much rarer than gold and which has come crashing down in price recently. Its tight supply and increasing industria…
24 Aug 2009