Archive for September, 2015

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 18th September

    September 18th, 2015

    Blue Moon: The world’s most expensive diamond?

    A blue diamond is set to become the world’s most expensive gem when it goes up for auction in November.

    The “Blue Moon Diamond”, among the largest known fancy vivid blue diamonds, will be the centrepiece of the auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels in Geneva on 11th November. The stone weighs 12.03 carats and has been graded “Fancy Vivid Blue”, the highest possible colour grading for blue diamonds, by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

    The diamond was first discover…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Wednesday 2nd September 2015

    September 2nd, 2015

    Investors turn away from safe haven gold

    Investors are turning away from gold as a safe haven asset, despite its traditional popularity during times of volatility.

    August has seen the largest fall in sentiment towards Gold since May 2013, according to the latest Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index.
    Net investor sentiment for the previous metal declined from 35 per cent in July 2015 to 11 per cent, 13 percentage points lower than August 2014. The significant fall in Gold has seen it decrease from the second strongest…