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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.

This ‘wall of money’ is collapsing – that’s bad news for markets

Saudi Arabia is used to having a big pot of money to spend as it pleases. But that’s now changed. John Stepek looks at what it means for the markets.

Commodities approach 'peak pessimism'

Is pessimism in the commodities sector reaching a peak? Dan Denning looks at the evidence.

Elon Musk: The Bond villain planning world domination

Electric car entrepreneur Elon Musk is plotting great things from his lair. Smart investors should get behind him, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Diamonds look 'less than precious'

The price of rough diamonds is in the doldrums, but the longer-term outlook is more encouraging.

Will the oil price be lower for longer?

Could US oil prices really fall to $20 a barrel? Analysts at Goldman Sachs predict it might.

Chart of the week: Tech darling Amazon comes of age

Internet retail giant Amazon, which launched in 1995, has overtaken Walmart to become America’s most valuable retailer.

Giant miner Glencore makes a U-turn

Commodities trading and mining giant Glencore has bowed to shareholder calls to fortify the group against the slump in raw-materials prices.

I’m sorely tempted by the near-8% yield on this mining giant

You may think that even considering investing in a mining company is a stupid idea. But the case for buying this one is compelling, says Dominic Frisby.

The oil price slump explained

A supply glut and a slowdown in global demand has weighed heavily on the oil price. And that won’t change any time soon, says Simon Wilson.

Here’s how to invest in the world’s most valuable commodity

As the climate changes and the global population rises, the world is running out of fresh water. Matthew Partridge looks at the solutions to the problem, and how to invest.

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