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Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

July 2014: Gathering strength The global economy is gathering strength. Industrial metals have made gains, but plentiful supplies imply prices may ease or stay stable in the next few months. Soft commodities will benefit from dwindling arable land and rising populations. Play them through farm equipment or fertiliser.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

It’s time to buy big mining stocks

Mining companies have had a bad few years. But things are starting to look up now, says Dominic Frisby. It’s time to buy again.

How Elon Musk’s crazy dream could make you rich

Elon Musk’s visions may seem far-fetched, says Bengt Saelensminde. But when it comes to making money, the boss of Tesla Motors has form.

The assets to buy now – July 2014

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.

Platinum outlook still bullish

The price of platinum may have slipped recently, but don’t write off a rally.

Why the hell has nobody noticed this amazing stock?

This fantastic lithium miner has so far gone unnoticed by investors, says Bengt Saelensminde. But don’t expect it to stay that way.

Are we heading for another oil crisis?

The fear is that disruptions to supply because of the insurrection in Iraq could cause a spike in the oil price. Is that fear justified?

What’s next for our big lithium play?

Bengt Saelensminde looks at how the soaring demand for lithium has affected his favourite small-cap play – and tips another soon-to-be listed stock to keep an eye on.

Warren Buffett is backing solar power – and so should you

Warren Buffett is backing the solar power sector to the tune of $15bn. John Stepek picks the best ways for you to invest in the industry too.

Expect further slides in the price of copper

Copper prices have slid by around 10% this year, and are expected to fall further.

After Iraq: what next for oil?

The latest crisis in Iraq has raised concerns over the long-term affects on the country’s oil production.

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