Brief Market Update

We’re not sure there is much to add in terms of market update this week. In FX and fixed income, it appears to have been a classic buy the rumour and sell the fact around…

Andean Gold Rush Attracts Investors

Despite the immense geological potential, with over 100 million ounces of gold discovered by explorers in recent years, investor interest in Colombia had started to wane due the perception that the government couldn’t permit projects…

Commodity Price Bounce

Ben Kumar, Investment Manager. 17 February 2017. Over the last 12 months, commodities have been surging in value, with the Bloomberg Commodity Index rising 14% in US Dollar terms. On the back of this, we’ve…

Hot property

Background Unless you’ve been in a cupboard for the last month or so you will be aware that property funds have taken a beating since the surprise result of the EU referendum in June. By…

Broken Britain

The United Kingdom, according to S&P, faces at least three and a half years of 'slowed economic growth' when they announced on Monday night that Britain's credit rating had been slashed by two notches to…

Viva la revolucion

Gold, oil and house prices have, at different times, all been viewed as a one way bet by British investors, but the goldbugs hoping for a rebound have been disappointed for many years and those forecasting…

Why gold is performing well right now

While cyclical assets and the oft-cited safe haven of the dollar have started to struggle the traditional ‘port in a storm’ asset of gold has started to reclaim its place as the ‘true safe haven’…