Gold investors get physical amid growing fears of global recession

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Exposure to physical gold is increasing in popularity in the structured products market as investors seek insurance against a long-term global downturn. Prices for gold, which has traditionally been viewed as a safe haven during times of market trouble, have had broad and volatile divergencies between currencies.

While prices increased 37% in sterling and 18% in euros, performance was flat in US dollars, according to a research report by exchange-traded commodity provider ETF Securities. Combine

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