Bitcoin searches in Google overtake gold
Fallen 1.1% to 7,323 points
Bullion has risen 11% this year
Brent crude climbed above $56 a barrel
Investor sentiment index hits 2016 high
Oil prices can swing wildly
Risen 20% since January lows
Managers respond to Goldmans call to 'short gold'
Gold looks set to suffer its biggest drop in price since 2013 amid intense speculation that the US is poised to raise interest rates.
... oil. What is the deep impact of a radically lower oil price?
The precipitous decline in the oil price has continued, with a further slump in Brent crude seeing it trade below $50 for the first time in more than five years.
The price of Brent crude oil has fallen another 8% to $71 per barrel after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided not to cut output on Thursday.
Commodities: A slippery year
Gold is on course to record its worst year for more than three decades following huge falls over 2013.
Gold has suffered the longest run of monthly falls since 1997 after the metal declined for the fifth month in a row in February.
The price of gold has fallen through $1,600 for the first time in six months as investors continue to pile into risk assets such as equities.
Oil prices dropped yesterday as economic data from China and Europe renewed concerns about a slowdown in global demand.
The gold spot price rose to its highest level this year yesterday as global equity markets started the quarter with strong rises.
Jupiter chief investment officer John Chatfeild-Roberts has outlined the shape of his Merlin Conservative portfolio, which will launch later this month, marking the fifth edition to his £7bn strong fund of funds range.
Gold has climbed to its highest level in more than five months as speculation the next round of quantitative easing (QE) in the US is just weeks away pushed the precious metal higher.