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Getting to grips with commodities

Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Chart of the week: the cashew crunch

Nut lovers beware. We are facing a cashew supply crunch. Unusually hot and dry weather, a result of the El Niño phenomenon, has reduced crops in Vietnam and west Africa.

Gold back in the ascendant

Gold has jumped by almost 30% since early January, and is back to two-year highs around $1,350 an ounce.

Investing in solar power – the real energy game-changer

Andrew Lockley looks at how to invest in solar power – the one huge technology that will change everything.

Running dry: how to profit from a parched world

As demand for water rises and supplies become more erratic, firms with the technology and infrastructure to tackle shortages stand to gain, says Sarah Moore.

One more reason to hold gold

Forget about central banks not having a plan, says Cris Sholto Heaton. Investors will come to realise they haven’t got a clue.

Renewable energy: the technology that will transform our world

Andrew Lockley picks apart the renewable energy investment market, and identifies the hot technologies that will transform our world.

Renewable energy and investing for the end of fossil fuels

Renewable energy will redraw the energy map of the world, reshape the next century, and make fortunes for well-placed investors, says Andrew Lockley.

The oil bear is back

The oil price is back on the slide after almost doubling in May.

The assets to buy now – August 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes.

Oil is heading for a bear market – again

Oil’s recovery seems to be sputtering out. John Stepek looks at what a fresh slide in the oil price could mean for monetary policy, the economy, and for you.

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