The price of oil is collapsing. And if it continues to fall, it could trigger a wave of defaults in the US. John Stepek explains why.
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.
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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.
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.
The price of oil has continued to fall, while Saudi Arabia resists cutting back on production.
A tie-up between Halliburton and Baker Hughes would create the biggest oil services group by revenue.
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.
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.
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 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.
The falling oil price is good for consumers and the global economy, and opens up some great opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.
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.