‘If gold did not reward inflation fear in 1980 and 2011,’ the authors of a new paper ask, ‘why should it reward inflation fear now?’ Photograph: Narong Sangnak/EPA

Gold has skyrocketed recently, surpassing the $2,000 level for the first time before suffering its biggest two-day plunge in seven years last week. (...)

A report from investment management firm Neuberger Berman detailed how the company uses such non-traditional data. Photograph: iStock

Thinking is expensive, and you often don’t get what you pay for. That, more or less, is why actively managed funds have such trouble matching the retu(...)

Taking stock. Year after year over the last decade, predictions of an imminent return to form have been dashed. Photograpjh:  Stan Honda/AFP via Getty Images

Value investing – buying cheap stocks in the hope of buying low and selling high – has been a winning strategy for most of the last century. However, (...)

Despite increased recession concern and flat to negative corporate earnings and revenues, the S&P 500 enjoyed its best first half to a year since 1998. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Recession talk continues to grow louder but stock markets keep hitting new highs. Are the warnings over-hyped or is a 2020 recession a real possibilit(...)

The New York Stock Exchange. Robeco’s new study goes all the way back to 1800, testing the long-term performance of six different factors on four different asset classes – stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities. Photograph: iStock

There’s a fund for everything these days. Unprecedented computer power and ever-increasing access to data means more and more apparent market patterns(...)

Some argue there is an art to trading bitcoin but others are unconvinced bitcoin millionaires show investment nous, drawing parallels with gambling

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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(...)

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently changed their recommendation for Apple stock from “buy” to “neutral,” and lowered their target share price from $142 to $130. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

What’s up with Apple? Everyone seems to be freaked out by Apple’s falling share price. Should they be? The recent 15 per cent correction has been swif(...)

Beating the market four or five years in a row may seem like a conclusive demonstration of investment skill, but it may well be all down to luck. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Consider the following situation. You receive an email from a fund manager boasting of his uncannily accurate stock-picking system, one that he promis(...)

Mark Karpeles (left), chief executive officer of Mt Gox, leaves the Tokyo District Court yesterday. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Bitcoin’s faltering reputation as a viable currency has been dealt a severe blow, with its biggest exchange filing for bankruptcy in the wake o(...)