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Going for gold

Demand at investment firm The Pure Gold Company has increased by 76% since the Election last Thursday, with more than half coming from first-time purchasers and over 36% coming from

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Is it time for investors to go for gold?

Gold, one of the oldest known metals, was revered by all the great ancient civilisations and the first gold coins were minted as far back as 550BC. Relatively scarce and

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Where are Fidelity’s experts investing their ISAs?

       Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International (above left) said: “Eight years into the current bull market, investors are increasingly nervous about a correction, especially in

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Stocks stall as Draghi drags euro lower

European and US markets have found it tough to follow up on Friday’s bullish push, with early gains reversed as risk aversion kicked in. The beneficiaries of today’s trading are

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Gloomy mood prevails across markets

The week has started on a bearish note, with the FTSE 100 falling over 40 points in early trading. The index has lost around 3% since its peak earlier in

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What does 2017 have in store for investors?

As always, predicting the direction of stock markets is a tricky business. Consensus thus far, and as of mid-December 2016, is indicating a slightly bearish view in 2017, which means

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2016: Best and worst performances

Despite a dreadful start, 2016 has been the year of the mining giants which have benefited from the dual tail winds of rising commodity prices and a falling pound. However,

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All that glitters could be gold

The saying goes that “all that glitters is not gold” but after a year of political shocks and uncertainty it seems that investment companies with exposure to the ‘shiny stuff’

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Crunch time looms for OPEC

The new week has begun on a notably weak footing, as the OPEC meeting looks to be unravelling even before the delegates arrive in Vienna. In London, financial stocks are

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Is now the time to consider flexible investment?

2016 has seen its fair share of shocks. With Donald Trump winning the US election and the UK voting to leave the EU, is it time to take a look