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Gold capped the longest rally since August as weaker global economies and slumping U.S. equities revived demand for the metal as a haven asset.
Investors last month pulled more money out of U.S. exchange-traded products backed by commodities than they have all year.
The value of commodities funds in 401(k) and defined contribution plans soared by 45 percent from 2010 to 2012, according to BrightScope.
Bart Chilton, once one of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's most vocal investor protection promoters, has become a high-frequency-trading lobbyist.
Five months after the U.S. Mint began producing coins made with platinum, sales have all but collapsed as investors continue to favor gold and silver.
Investors are betting demand gains will tighten supply, just as Citigroup Inc. and Macquarie Group Ltd. predict this year’s rallies will end.
The precious metal is being undermined by its association with gold, despite widespread industrial demand.
Private equity funds and liquid alts are probably too complicated for the average investor’s retirement account, according to Principal Financial Group's CEO.
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