Commodities

The assets to buy now – September 2015

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

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Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

September 2015: Time for tin to shine Prices of industrial metals fell in August, with the near-term outlook weak. Tin is the main exception. Indonesia, the world's top exporter, has introduced new regulations which are already holding up exports. With tin stocks at six-year lows, prices could rally in the next few months.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Why I’m not afraid of China’s slowdown affecting Latin America

China’s slowdown has got investors in commodity-rich Latin America running for the hills. But that, as James McKeigue explains, is a costly mistake.

How to profit as Australia’s economy finally runs out of luck

The Australian economy bucked the worst of the financial crisis, but now its luck has run out. Matthew Partridge reveals the best way to profit from the downturn.

Oil has had a staggering slump – but we haven’t seen capitulation yet

Oil companies face a huge challenge – prices are collapsing, but they can’t stop pumping. The slide won’t stop until the bankruptcies begin, says John Stepek.

It’s Black Monday for China – but this isn’t ‘the Big One’

China’s stockmarket has taken a battering, and the panic is starting to spread across the globe. But it’s only a matter of time before central banks step in, says John Stepek.

Get ready for deflation – hold gold and ditch leveraged growth stocks

China’s decision to devalue the yen is a clear signal for investors to take cover, says Tim Price. That means holding gold.

Winners and losers as the oil price slides

The slide in oil prices since last year is slowly reshaping the global balance of power.

The Fed will tell you when it’s time to buy back into commodities

Commodities giant Glencore sent investors a clear sell signal in 2011. John Stepek explains why investors looking to buy back into the sector should look to the Federal Reserve.

Gold: the best defence in a genuine currency war

The currency wars are hotting up. And as Dominic Frisby explains, it’s giving investors a very compelling new reason to hold gold.

What’s wrong with British dairy farmers?

Dairy farmers are protesting against low milk prices and farmers unions want the government to intervene. Are supermarkets to blame, or is dairy production flawed? Matthew Partridge reports.

Investors bail out of commodity funds

Commodities investors have had a hard time of late, says Hector Reid. But it’s been even worse for hedge fund managers.

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