Over recent months there has been plenty of debate about what has been driving higher gold prices. Gold reached a record high of $1,226.56 an ounce during trading this week, but finished more than 5% lower at $1,161.40 on Friday.
The FTSE 100 index of leading UK company shares finished the week at 5,322.36, up 9.36 points or 0.18% on the day and up 76.63 points (+1.46%) over the week. The index has risen from 4,434.20 since the start of 2009, a rise of 888.16 points or 20.03%. Over a year the FTSE 100 has risen from 4,163.60 (1,158.76 points or 27.84%).
New research from National Savings & Investments has revealed that Britons have not made savings any more of a priority, despite the financial shocks and economic turmoil of the past eighteen months.
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