Commodities

Cheap oil threatens renewables

The tumbling price of crude oil is rattling investors in renewable energy, who fear new investment projects may not be economically viable. Simon Wilson reports.

Commodities: the MoneyWeek view

December 2014: Buy miners It's been a tricky time for many industrial commodities. And that's taken its toll on mining giants. Agricultural commodities have had a better time of it. But it's best to play this with fertiliser and farm-equipment stocks rather than bets on soft commodities themselves.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

This could be the start of subprime 2.0

Markets are tanking despite the collapsing price of oil. Bengt Saelensminde reveals what’s got shrewd investors running scared.

Here’s how my 12 predictions for 2014 turned out

With 2014 drawing to a close, Dominic Frisby looks back over the last 12 months to see how the predictions he made at the start of the year panned out.

Russia is the first casualty of the oil price crash – it won’t be the last

Russia’s drastic interest-rate hike is a sure sign the country’s in trouble. But as John Stepek explains, it’s not the only market that’s feeling the pain.

Why I’m glad I steered clear of Brazil’s corporate giants

James McKeigue explains why he warned readers off two of Brazil’s biggest companies, Petrobras and Vale. And why it could soon be time to invest.

Will Putin slip on cheap oil?

Russia makes much of its money from selling oil, and is being squeezed by the falling price. Can the country’s president survive as his fellow countrymen turn glum? Simon Wilson reports.

Oil plunges to a five-year low

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half since the summer, with possible further lows to come.

US pre-open: New York seen opening higher on good retail sales data

American markets are expected to be buoyed by positive retail sales data in the US.

FTSE 100 up in early trade but investors remain wary

The FTSE 100 opened higher this morning, despite headwinds from Japan and Europe.

How you can profit from this huge energy story that no one is talking about

Nuclear power is back in favour as governments seek a cheap, clean alternative to fossil fuels. Matthew Partridge picks the best way for you to profit.

There’s big money to be made in an oil rally – here’s where I’m buying

Oil’s once-in-a-decade plunge is likely to be followed by one heck of a rally. Dominic Frisby looks at when that might come, and how you could profit.

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