Despite the efforts of Opec and Russia, the price of a barrel of oil remains depressed. And it’s unlikely to climb much any time soon. John Stepek explains why.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Gold is neither cheap nor risk-free – but it holds its value and helps to diversify your portfolio, says Chris Carter.
Natural gas prices have slipped by a quarter in weeks after one of the warmest winters on record, which has dented demand in the short-term.
US shale oil producers may be able to keep oil prices in a range around current levels.
Aluminium futures have charged ahead of those of other metals in 2017, hitting a 22-month high in early March, but the rally has now faltered.
From ETFs and allocated accounts to sovereigns and Britannias, Dominic Frisby looks at some of the best ways to buy and sell gold.
The S&P GSCI index – which tracks more than 20 commodities ranging from precious and industrial metals to oil – gained around a third last year, its best annual performance since 2009.
Shale oil has revolutionised US oil production and released the oil market from Opec’s iron grip. John Stepek looks at the sector and explains how to play it.
The price of oil has drifted above $55 a barrel, the highest in 18 months. And pretty much everyone seems to think it will keep rising.
Compared with the last few thousand years, silver is hugely undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. But it does make sense to own a little.
Lithium is the fuel of the clean tech revolution. That’s sent the stocks of lithium producers soaring. But we’ve seen this story before, says Dominic Frisby. It never ends well.