Gold and platinum prices struck fresh record highs this morning as investors rushed once more to invest in commodities amid a recovery on global stock markets.

On the London Bullion Market, gold surged to an historic $919.80 per ounce. Platinum reached an all-time peak of $1,634.50 an ounce  on the London Platinum and Palladium Market.

The precious metals beat their previous record highs, of more than $900 for gold and just under $1,600 for platinum, achieved earlier this month.