Industrial metals

Why an electrified version of F1 is great news for these mining stocks

With the arrival of ‘Formula E’, electric cars have come of age. That’s great news for lithium miners. Matthew Partridge looks at the prospects for the ‘fuel of the future’.

How to invest in lithium – the fuel of the future

A new battery technology, based on lithium, is being born which could fuel big changes in mobile phones and cars. Here’s how to invest.

London’s electric 'love-mobiles' are a transport trend you can’t ignore

A new scheme coming to London is proof that electric cars are entering the mainstream, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the next stage in the green transport revolution.

Chart of the week: Uranium is set for a rebound

Uranium is set for a rebound after a fall in the price caused by the Fukushima disaster.

Chart of the week: iron ore plummets to a decade low

Iron ore, the main ingredient in steel, has suffered a nasty slump, with the price plummeting below $50 a ton.

How to profit as electric cars hit the mainstream

The long-heralded age of the electric car might finally be upon us. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.

Palladium tells a very bullish story

The price of palladium looks set to recover on the back soaring global car sales.

Metal prices could be set to bounce back – here’s how to profit

Metal prices have been battered, and with them mining stocks. But they could both be about to bounce back. Dr Matthew Partridge explains why.

Copper slumps to a post-crisis low

Copper has hit the skids, dragging down equities and bonds with it.

Copper and oil are just the beginning – expect more money printing soon

The sliding prices of copper and oil are no surprise. And unless central banks provide more stimulus, the price of every other asset class will fall too. John Stepek explains why.

The 12 worst investments of 2014, #7: copper

Prices for non-precious metals have plummeted in the past year. And copper has been the worst affected – sliding more than 15% in 2014.

Bet on a commodities recovery with these two cheap funds

Crude oil and metals look set for further misery over the next year, says David C Stevenson. But the longer-term outlook is more promising.

Don't be tempted to dive into commodities just yet

Commodities are looking cheap at the moment. But beware. China’s weak growth spells more trouble ahead, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Iron ore hits a downward spiral

The price of iron ore has slumped this year – expect the decline to continue.

Palladium rockets to 13-year high

The price of palladium has surged to its highest level since February 2001.

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Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips 'again and again'.


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