Top performing investment trust sectors of 2016: After a four year slump, global uncertainty helps gold, mining and commodities top the pile

December 16, 2016 | 4years | Investment News

The commodities and natural resources sector is up 72 per cent year to date

Welcome relief for investors after the sector falling over the past four years

North America was the second best performing with a 34 per cent rise

After years of rocky performance, gold, precious metals and oil made a comeback in 2016 as political uncertainty encouraged nervous investors to take refuge in diversifying 'safe haven' assets.

Worries over the world economy proved a catalyst to drive prices higher, rewarding the value investors who had dipped into these highly unloved areas.

The top performing investment trust sector year to date is Commodities and Natural Resources, which is up a whopping 72 per cent - no doubt a source of relief to long term investors in the area after the sector lost money every year between 2012 and 2015 and proved to be a value trap.

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