There is a lot of potential in the predicted commodities supercycle, but a commensurate amount of risk for anyone who is not an expert in these highly esoteric and volatile markets.
Despite its appeal in times of crisis, there may be strong reasons to doubt gold as a safe haven and other diversification options you should explore instead.
Alternative investments can play a vital role in delivering true portfolio diversification and therefore managing risk. Those focusing solely on equities and bonds are likely to have serious investment blind spots.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Christmas gifts could represent lasting stores of value far beyond the festive season? Here, industry experts give their assessment of some possible presents that may just turn into sound investments too.