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Gold has rallied by more than a quarter this year, making it one of the best-performing mainstream assets. Photographer: Andreas Gebert/Bloomberg

Gold raced to a record high on Monday as the US’s deepening Covid-19 crisis sent the dollar tumbling further and encouraged nervy investors to choose (...)

Military officers wearing face masks stand outside Milan’s Duomo cathedral. Photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters

Wall Street fell sharply in opening trading, extending a global wave of selling as the coronavirus that originated in China spread far beyond the coun(...)

Spot gold rose 0.3 per cent to $1,531.06 per ounce. Photograph: Michael Dalder

Gold rose on Tuesday as investors sought cover from global uncertainties including the US-China trade dispute, while silver latched on to bullion’s ra(...)

Gold has been the second-best-performing precious metal this year. Photograph: Sebastian Derungs/AFP/Getty Images

Gold has been one of the big winners of 2016, with gains of almost 20 per cent fuelling talk that a new multiyear bull market is under way. Should inv(...)

Investors have found less and less reason to hold gold as a safe haven following the international financial crisis, with the dollar strengthening before what is expected to be the first rate increase by the US Federal Reserve in nearly a decade.  Photograph:  Mario Tama/Getty Images

Gold bounced back from a five-year low on Tuesday, advancing for the first time in seven sessions amid declines in the dollar and speculation that Mon(...)

Precious: gold should  form part of a diversified pension investment.   Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Gold continues to exert a compelling attraction for investors – sophisticated and otherwise. The precious metal’s value almost doubled between (...)

Gold ingots of various weights sit for sale in a display case at the headquarters of OAO Sberbank in Moscow, Russia. Gold has been the standout mover on commodity markets after investors moved into higher yielding, riskier assets. Photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Major stock markets are ended the year at record highs, benefiting from record low interest rates in the US and Europe and a benign outlook for inflat(...)