Chart of the week: gold loses its lustre

The amount of cash invested in America’s biggest gold-backed exchange-traded find, the SPDR Gold ETF, is a stark illustration of investors’ growing disenchantment with gold.

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Free-falling oil

The price war in the oil market is going to claim some victims soon enough. But it might not be the obvious candidates, says Dan Denning.

The climate of fear will only get worse – and that’s down to Saudi Arabia

The low price of oil is a serious problem for Saudi Arabia. But as Peter Frankopan explains, it should also be a serious worry for us too.

Oil: lower for even longer

Since oil prices fell out of their trading range of around $100 a barrel last year, “lower for longer” has been the catchphrase in the market, says Andrew Van Sickle.

Index reshuffle will boost commodities

Technical changes, such as rejigging an index, can play an important part in setting commodities prices.

Why the humble battery is the most exciting technology of the future

Renewable energy will one day replace fossil fuels. The technology that will make it happen? The battery. John Stepek examines the future of electricity, and what it means for you.

Lonmin still on life support

South African platinum producer Lonmin has launched a third rights issue in seven years.

BHP Billiton hit by disaster in Brazil

Shares in BHP Billiton plunged after a collapse in a mine in Brazil left four dead and 22 missing.

I can’t deny it – the outlook for gold isn’t pretty right now

There’s no point trying to fight it, says Dominic Frisby, gold is in a bear market. Here, he looks at how far the price could fall.

The shift in the oil market is one of the biggest changes of the last 15 years

If there’s one market that’s held more surprises than any other in the last 15 years, it’s oil. John Stepek explains why, and looks at what may be in store for the oil industry.

The assets to buy now - November 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. We look at how the major asset classes have performed in the last 15 years – and what we expect for the next 15.

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