This year’s decline in the U.S. dollar is drawing investors back into a practice that they had eschewed for some years: Borrowing the greenback to buy riskier assets in what is known as a carry trade. Read More WSJ.com: Markets...

This year ranks as one of the best on record for investors in the precious metal. Its climb is fueling skeptics’ assertions that the arc of financial history points toward the inevitable debasement of currencies like the dollar. Read More WSJ.com: Markets...