The price of coking coal has more than doubled to four-year highs around $205 a tonne since the beginning of July. That makes it 2016’s best-performing commodity.
Articles written by Andrew Van Sickle
The Philippines’ new president, Rodrigo Duterte, is rattling investors and undermining confidence.
China’s public and private debt pile has mushroomed to 255% of GDP in the past few years, warns the Bank for International Settlements.
The world is facing a politically uncertain outlook in a time of low growth and high debt levels – not an auspicious backdrop for most investments.
Last year, $750bn of takeovers proposed have been abandoned – but that can often be a blessing in disguise.
Emerging-market investors have had a torrid time in recent years, but things have been looking up in 2016.
Events in the bond markets this week are a reminder of how overstretched bond prices are and how investors are unlikely to make money from them.
Silver has had an excellent year so far, rising by 40% to two-year highs around $19 an ounce. And its longer-term prospects look good.
British investors have received £1trn in dividends since 2000, according to the quarterly Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services.
Platinum prices have ticked up from a seven-year low in January. But a slowdown in Europe may temper demand, and recycling has added to supplies and helped make up for production declines in South Africa.