Short battery life is one of the biggest problems facing the tech industry. Bengt Saelensminde looks at the companies leading the race to find a solution.
Commodities: the MoneyWeek view
April 2015: Low expectations for metals A big rebound seems unlikely for raw materials. But prices could perk up a bit in the next few months. Copper looks oversold, and may rise modestly. In the longer term, agricultural commodities should see a bull market. Play this with fertiliser and farm-equipment stocks.
• See our view on all the major asset classes here.
Iron ore, the main ingredient in steel, has suffered a nasty slump, with the price plummeting below $50 a ton.
Th deal with Iran paves the way for a resumption of oil exports, raising the prospect of yet more oil hitting an already oversupplied market.
Shell’s takeover of BG Group will spark a wave of mergers in the energy sector. John Stepek asks – who will be next?
As one of the top performing sectors so far this year, renewable energy offers investors some great opportunities to profit, says Bengt Saelensminde.
Oil prices have continued to yo-yo over the past few days, with a bounce induced by the conflict in Yemen fading.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s April’s take on the major asset classes.
David Thornton looks at the smaller energy companies that are turning Britain’s urgent power-shortage problem to their advantage.
BlackRock’s mining investment trust suffered a dismal year. And for many investors, the changes will offer scant consolation.
At current prices, it takes 232 ounces of gold to buy the average UK house – up 60% in the last three years. Here, Dominic Frisby compares the two markets.
The price of oil has been flattened since last summer. Now it’s hit rock bottom. John Stepek explains why you should get ready for a rebound in the price.