Zinc, one of the most widely used metals in the world, is in short supply. That’s good news for investors. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to buy in.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Try as it might, says Alice Gråhns, oil cartel Opec just can’t seem to mop up the oil glut.
The oil price has fallen to around $45 a barrel. John Stepek examines the reasons behind the oil bear market, and asks how much further prices are likely to fall.
For many years, gold performed outstandingly, rising up to 20% a year. But the tide turned. Now the price is meandering frustratingly. Dominic Frisby asks where it will go next.
Palladium, used mostly in catalytic converters in petrol engines, is 2017’s best-performing commodity with a 30% gain.
Opec and the oil giants expect decades of growth in the energy market. But they may be missing “seismic shifts” in technology or policy that could nullify or crimp oil demand.
Jon Rebak takes another look at SQN Asset Finance Income Fund to see how the fund has got on.
The oil price has refused to budge despite oil cartel Opec and Russia cutting back on production. John Stepek explains why, and looks at what that means for investors.
Statism and corporatism led to misplaced support for flawed diesel engines, argues James Lewisohn.
Saudi Arabia’s finance minister says Opec will do “whatever it takes” to bring the oil price under control. Will it succeed? John Stepek investigates.
Gold has slipped to a two-month low of around $1,220 an ounce. But hang on to some, just in case.