Gold Investors Have Doubled Their Money in 2016

Precious metals, natural resources and Latin American funds are the top performing so far in 2016, data from Morningstar reveals

Karen Kwok 6 October, 2016 | 7:30AM

This article is part of Morningstar's Guide to Passive Investing, helping investors make smart choices to meet their long-term investment goals.

Commodity funds have gained 125% this year, making them the best performing sector of 2016. Thanks to a recovery in the oil price and a low interest rate environment, the top funds year to date are all commodity related.

Oil is not the only commodity up since the start of the year – the gold price has rallied 20%, as concerns about the impact of Brexit have seen investors rush to the perceived safe haven, and several precious metals funds are feeling the benefits.

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Karen Kwok  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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