Commodities

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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.

Gold is back in season

At this time of year the price of gold often gets a boost as demand for the metal picks up.

What should you be buying today: gold or US stocks?

If you had played the ratio between stocks and gold right over time, you would have profited handsomely, says Dominic Frisby. So which should you buy now: gold or stocks?

The end is nigh – so it’s time to pile into miners and emerging markets

The end of the long-running bull market in equities is near, says Dominic Frisby. Investors should turn to “late-cycle assets” – mining stocks and emerging markets.

My oil trade has done well – so should we pull out now?

A while ago, Dominic Frisby suggested oil would be the best trade of the next five years. Today, he checks back in to see how it’s doing.

Zinc is dull but useful, and it’s in short supply – it’s time to buy

Zinc, one of the most widely used metals in the world, is in short supply. That’s good news for investors. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to buy in.

I hate to say it, but a gold bull market seems a long way away

It’s been very a disappointing year for gold. Its time will certainly come again, says Dominic Frisby, but for now, a bull market is a very long way off.

Canada adds to oil gusher

Canada’s oil output is set to rise by 570,000 barrels per day in 2017 and 2018 combined.

Bet on a recovery in this oil giant

This Brazilian oil company has been quietly restoring the business to profitability, says Matthew Partridge.

Opec is drowning in shale oil

Try as it might, says Alice Gråhns, oil cartel Opec just can’t seem to mop up the oil glut.

Oil is back in a bear market - how much longer will it last?

The oil price has fallen to around $45 a barrel. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the oil bear market, and asks how much further prices are likely to fall.

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