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Demand for gold soars in 2016

Demand for gold soars in 2016 Gold ETFs Safe Haven brexit fears defensive

Demand for the yellow metal jumped sharply in 2016's tumultuous second-quarter, and there's no sign of a let-up, writes Marina Gerner.

How to use smart beta funds

How to use smart beta funds

Fans praise smart beta funds as the fabled 'third way', combining the strengths of both active and passive funds - but how do they work and should you be investing?

Talk of crash in $3trn ETF industry

Talk of crash in $3trn ETF industry

Controversy has descended on the market for Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs, and one of the industry's pioneers is at the centre of it.

Speculative fund choices for a £50,000 windfall

Speculative fund choices for a £50,000 windfall

Find out which speculative choices these experts would invest in if they received a £50,000 windfall.

How did last year's £50,000 windfall tips do?

How did last year's £50,000 windfall tips do?

As a bit of fun we have taken a look at the performance of last year's windfall tips, bearing in mind "results" after a single year are not terribly meaningful.

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

Should investors follow the China in-crowd?

After a 100%-plus rise in the Chinese stock market over the past year, are investors wanting a piece of the action arriving too late to the party, asks Money Observer editor Andrew Pitts.

Diversifying to handle the unforeseen in Tactical Asset Allocator

Diversifying to handle the unforeseen in Tactical Asset Allocator

Loose monetary policy will keep equity markets on an upward trajectory despite worries about the dollar and collapsing oil prices.

European recovery to stay on track in 2015

European recovery to stay on track in 2015

Some of our expert forecasters think there are glimmers of light amid the gloom for the coming year in Europe, finds Heather Connon.

Intriguing Japan has positive outlook for year ahead

Intriguing Japan has positive outlook for year ahead

One of our forecasters says there are currently three questions around the outlook for the intriguing Japanese economy in 2015.

Tactical Asset Allocator buys Japan as QE plans expand

Tactical Asset Allocator buys Japan as QE plans expand

With Japan still rallying, the tactical asset allocator portfolio takes a stake in the iShares MSCI Japan Sterling hedged ETF.