Commodity investments fell $27 billion in April, the most in 11 months, on record sales of gold exchange-traded products, Barclays Plc said.
Gold climbed to the highest price since December on signals that sovereign-debt risk may erode the value of currencies, boosting demand for the precious metal as an alternative asset.
The two most-accurate gold forecasters are holding to their bearish forecasts for 2014 even after the metal posted its best start to a year since 1983.
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