The billionaire factory

Attention all salesmen of megayachts! For the first time China is home to more billionaires than any other country, pushing …

Gold takes off

Markets have had a wobbly 2016 so far. But as investor nerves have frayed one asset has shone. That’s gold, …

The golden inconstant

Over the long run there is plenty of evidence for an idea called the “golden constant”. This is the concept …

Gold price fools

Nearly 500 years ago an English farmer and poet called Thomas Tusser coined (ahem) the phrase “A fool and his …

Are Indian stocks cheap?

The S&P BSE Sensex index of Indian stocks, measured in Indian rupees, has gone sideways for the past three years …

Is gold in a bear market?

Most people would say that gold has been in a bear market, with a falling price, for the past two …

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Why you still need gold

Riots in Brazil (Brasil). Turmoil in Turkey. Portugal’s coalition government is collapsing, causing Portuguese bond yields to shoot up. A …