Industrial metals

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.

Four tech giants are fighting to create the next generation lithium battery

Short battery life is one of the biggest problems facing the tech industry. Bengt Saelensminde looks at the companies leading the race to find a solution.

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.

Bacanora Minerals is on the brink of a big share price surge

Mexican lithium miner Bacanora Minerals has seen its share price slide since it floated. But 2015 could be the year it realises its potential. Bengt Saelensminde explains why.

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.

In the race for tech innovation, these two firms are clear winners

Technology is changing our world all the time, says Bengt Saelensminde. And these two companies are in the driving seat.

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.

The one investment your portfolio shouldn’t be without

Power is being generated in ever more imaginative ways. Bengt Saelensminde explains how that’s creating opportunities for investors in one specific resource.

What comes after the ‘end of the Iron Age’?

Demand for iron is falling. And it’s likely to remain low for some time. Bengt Saelensminde explains why, and picks this year’s best commodities play.

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