Gold tops $2,000 an ounce for the first time ever as falling dollar and a drop in real yields sent investors scurrying for alternative forms of protection.
University may have been pushed out of reach of many young people afraid they can no longer afford to go, according to research for the Association of Investment Companies.
UK smaller companies trusts BlackRock Throgmorton and Oryx International Growth both have great long-term records but one has turned bearish and the other bullish on post-pandemic prospects.
The FTSE 100 has edged higher after shares in BP surged following a first dividend cut in a decade, while Diageo dropped on a a disappointing earnings update.
Three UK small-cap trusts and funds of Edinburgh-based 'value' boutique endure perfect storm in first half of year as their style comes unstuck in the pandemic.
Music and passion are the fashion at royalties fund Hipgnosis as it adds the back catalogue of Barry Manilow to its burgeoning alternative income portfolio.
Standard Life Investments Property Income cuts its quarterly dividend by 40% as it struggles to collect rent, accusing some tenants of abusing government measures.
The coroanvirus crisis will accelerate the modernisation of GP surgeries and medical centres, benefiting healthcare property investor PHP whose shares already stand on a 40% premium to asset value as investors like its government-backed assets and income.
FTSE 100 bounces back into black after good Chinese economic data offset profits plunge at HSBC bank and US-China tensions over social media app TikTok.
Government proposal lets open-ended funds dodge for further five years flawed European rules on performance disclosure that closed-end investment companies have laboured under for over two years.