Gold loses some of its lustre

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​Investors ​are ​turn​ing their back on former “safe havens” such as gold in favour of UK property and shares.

Gold ​has seen the​ largest decline in sentiment in over two years​​, according to the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index​.

Japanese shares saw the second biggest monthly decline in sentiment​. ​Lloyds said t​he fall in Chinese markets in the past few months has likely taken its toll on Japanese equities​. Commodities saw the third largest decrease in sentiment​.

Sentiment is strongest for UK property at 54​ per cent​, ​followed by ​UK shares ​at ​37​ per cent​.