Demand for platinum is at record levels, and supply is dwindling. But the price sits below the cost of production. So is it time to buy? Dominic Frisby investigates.
Commodities: the MoneyWeek view
December 2013: Bumpy road ahead The outlook for commodities is poor, with investors fearing deflation, and an imbalance in supply and demand. Mining stocks may be a bet for the bold. Agricultural commodities look better, however. We'd play them via fertiliser or farm-equipment companies.
• See our view on all the major asset classes here.
Miners have had it tough lately. And one sector in particular has been badly beaten up. But despite all the gloom, a ‘stealth bull market’ could be forming.
The rise of shale gas and the on-going interest in renewables has resulted in several new investment trusts. Matthew Partridge looks at some of the best.
Does a deal with Iran spell a long-term downtrend in the price of oil?
The West and Iran have reached an agreement over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. John Stepek looks at what it means for the price of oil, and for your money.
Accusations of a critical shortfall in gold have rocked the market, says Simon Popple. And if right, it can only mean one thing for the gold price.
The price of oil has been slipping back in recent weeks. But longer term, it is in a ‘stealth bull market’. Dominic Frisby outlines a simple, low-risk bet on oil.
Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most successful investors, has bought $3.45bn worth of shares in oil giant Exxon Mobil. Should you follow his lead? Ed Bowsher investigates.
The Right Side issue on fracking drew an impassioned response from readers. Bengt Saelensminde runs through some of the concerns raised.
Helium isn’t just for party balloons – it’s also vital to many industries. And worldwide stocks are running out. Matthew Partridge looks at how you can profit.
Britain has some of the largest shale gas reserves in the West. Backing the firms set to tap them could prove lucrative. Matthew Partridge tips the best shares to profit.