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

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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

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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(...)