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Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

November 2014: Buy miners Commodities continue to drift down, but miners now look appealing. Agricultural commodities haven't done very well either. But their long-term trajectory should be upward. Play this trend with fertiliser and farm equipment stocks.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

The key lesson to learn from sliding oil prices – there are no experts

If there’s one thing we can take from falling oil prices, it’s that nobody – not industry experts nor the once-mighty Opec – has any real control or influence. John Stepek explains why.

How to profit from Thailand’s solar energy boom

Demand for energy in Thailand is going through the roof. The best option is solar, says Lars Henriksson. Here he picks five of the country’s best solar energy stocks.

Supply glut sends oil price tumbling below $80

The price of oil has continued to fall, while Saudi Arabia resists cutting back on production.

Halliburton’s urge to merge

A tie-up between Halliburton and Baker Hughes would create the biggest oil services group by revenue.

This indicator suggests gold’s bear market has a lot longer to go – but is it right?

No one’s paying attention to this gold market indicator – but if it’s accurate, gold’s bear market could be here for a long while to come. Dominic Frisby investigates.

Bet on a commodities recovery with these two cheap funds

Crude oil and metals look set for further misery over the next year, says David C Stevenson. But the longer-term outlook is more promising.

Technology will dictate the future price of oil

The price of oil in the future won’t be decided by the supply of crude, says Merryn Somerset Webb. It’ll be technology.

Swiss gold referendum: A return to the gold standard

Swiss citizens are set to decide whether the central bank should be forced to increase its gold reserves. The prospect is making markets anxious. Why? Simon Wilson reports.

Cheer up! The plummeting price of oil is great news

The falling oil price is good for consumers and the global economy, and opens up some great opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.

You can’t predict the future. So how do you invest for it?

As the Ukraine crisis shows, investors can never be sure what’s around the corner. John Stepek explains one investment strategy that can give you peace of mind.

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