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Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

January 2015: Watch nickel The global recovery is still tepid, demand won't soar, and supply looks healthy. But watch nickel. Plus, mining firms look enticing for value investors. Agricultural commodities are in a structural bull market. Fertiliser and farm-equipment stocks are the way to play them.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Place your bets on European stocks

Everyone has their eyes on Mario Draghi this week. But as Matthew Partridge points out, there’s more to Europe than the European Central Bank boss.

Gold has had a cracking run – but don’t bet big ahead of Thursday

Gold bugs are getting excited ahead of the ECB’s announcement on Thursday. But hold off buying, says Dominic Frisby. Time and time again, gold does the opposite of what’s expected.

The price floor is a long way down

The price of oil has kept on falling, but there’s still further to go.

Copper slumps to a post-crisis low

Copper has hit the skids, dragging down equities and bonds with it.

Silver will regain its shine

The price of silver has slid along with gold. But the longer term is more promising for investors.

Copper and oil are just the beginning – expect more money printing soon

The sliding prices of copper and oil are no surprise. And unless central banks provide more stimulus, the price of every other asset class will fall too. John Stepek explains why.

Algy Cluff: the North Sea oil pioneer on securing Britain’s energy future

In part one of an exclusive interview, legendary resources entrepreneur Algy Cluff talks about his new venture – underground coal gasification – and his concerns over Britain’s energy security.

Gold miners are starting to look good again – but expect a rough ride

After a long time in the doldrums, things are starting to look up for gold miners. Dominic Frisby looks at what the future may hold for the sector, and how to invest.

Oil legend Algy Cluff urges Osborne to think bigger on tax cuts for struggling sector

Energy entrepreneur Algy Cluff is urging George Osborne to make much more drastic tax cuts for North Sea oil and gas companies, including a ten-year tax holiday for new discoveries.

Prediction of the day: 'Oil back to $70 in 2015'

Credit ratings agency Fitch sees the oil price rising this year. Hector Reid reports on who will be the winners and losers.

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