This Canadian startup is using bitcoin technology to allow gold to be used for everyday transactions. But don’t fall for the hype, says Dominic Frisby.
Commodities: the MoneyWeek view
May 2015: Low expectations for metals Raw materials are treading water, and a sustained upswing isn't likely yet. Agricultural commodities are in a structural bull market owing to the dwindling supply of arable land amid climate change and rising populations. Play the theme with fertiliser and farm-equipment stocks.
• See our view on all the major asset classes here.
Silver is often written off as a cheap version of gold, but it is extremely volatile, and impossible to predict.
Westerners couldn’t be less interested in gold. But it’s a different matter in the East, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he looks at what Asian demand means for the gold price.
After sliding to well under $50 a barrel, the oil price has bounced back. Matthew Partridge explains why, and looks at how much further the rally has to go.
Hold gold and Treasuries and prepare for inflation. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Troy Asset Management’s Sebastian Lyon.
Tesla’s new battery technology could revolutionise the energy market.
Uranium is set for a rebound after a fall in the price caused by the Fukushima disaster.
Tesla’s ‘Powerwall’ battery system aims to bring down the cost of energy storage. Matthew Partridge asks if this is the ‘tipping point’ for solar energy.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s May’s take on the major asset classes.
US electric car maker Tesla is set to announce a product that could revolutionise the renewable energy sector. Bengt Saelensminde explains what’s on the cards.
Cheap oil has not been the drag on renewable energy that you might think, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he explains why – and picks the best ways to profit from the trend.