The rise of the electric car has seen big advances in battery technology. But the real game changer is renewable energy, says John Stepek.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Growth in China and the rise of the electric car sees copper prices rebound after several poor years.
The diesel emissions scandal shows how the profit motive seems always to have overriden concerns over unhealthy emissions, says James Lewisohn.
First we had “peak oil”, now electric cars will bring about “peak lithium”. But don’t worry, says John Stepek, “peak” arguments are always wrong. Here’s why.
Oil is off most investors’ radar. But that could be a mistake, says Dominic Frisby. The price could be about to take off. Here’s how he intends to play it.
A stronger global economic backdrop has bolstered demand for aluminium, while in China, a clampdown on pollution and excess capacity after years of rampant growth is squeezing supply.
The price of gold rose steadily over the summer as international tension fuelled investor demand. Dominic Frisby looks at where it might go next.
The mining sector has performed extremely well in recent months, even as investors worry about the state of the wider market. But, asks John Stepek, can this bull market last?
Vanilla prices have rocketed to a record peak of more than $600 a kilo, after a cyclone in March dented supplies from Madagascar, which accounts for half of world output.
As governments mandate cleaner vehicles and manufacturers abandon the internal combustion engine, the electric car takeover is now just a matter of time. John Stepek looks at how to profit.
As emissions caps choke demand for diesel vehicles, electric cars will start motoring. Buy lithium miners and battery makers to cash in, says Julie Boote of Pelham Smithers Associates.