Opec has finally come to an agreement to reduce production, sending the oil price soaring. John Stepek looks at why the market is so excited.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gold jumped by more than 5% on the news of a Trump victory. Then promptly sank to a six-month low. But markets may soon remember why gold is seen as a safe haven and store of value.
Toblerone, Quality Street and Creme Eggs have all been hit by “shrinkflation”, with customers getting less for more after the price of cocoa butter soared – up 40% this year alone.
Zinc isn’t a glamorous, rare or particularly controversial metal. But it’s had a stellar year so far. Dominic Frisby examines way, and picks the best ways to buy in.
Heavy rains in the Tanaro river basin in Piedmont, northwest Italy, have led to a bumper harvest of Alba white truffles this year.
After Donald Trump’s election victory, stockmarkets rallied and bonds sold off. That’s perhaps not too surprising. But gold saw a brutal sell-off too. Dominic Frisby explains why he joined in.
At a meeting in Algiers a few weeks ago, Opec – which pumps 40% of the world’s oil – said it wanted to reduce production to help shore up low oil prices. But that now seems unlikely.
As the USA finally goes to the polls, Dominic Frisby looks at what the result of the election would mean for gold’s bull market.
The wholesale price of garlic in China, which accounts for more than 80% of the world’s exports, has risen since 2015 as heavy rains damaged crops. Garlic hoarders and speculators have propelled prices to multi-year highs.
A small San Diego-based real estate firm that plans to invest in medical-marijuana growth facilities has filed to list on the New York Stock Exchange.
Nicolás Maduro’s government is keen not to scare off foreign creditors and has prioritised debt service over other urgent needs.