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.
Metals prices rose across the board following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep printing.
Platinum has bounced off June’s three-year low of $1,300 an ounce, and should rise further, thanks to Europe’s industrial recovery.
The world could soon suffer a shortage of a key industrial metal. Dominic Frisby explains why, and picks the best bets in the sector.
China’s slowing economy is bad news for commodity producers. But it’s great news for commodity consumers, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he picks one stock that is set to benefit.
China’s slowing economy is having a devastating impact on the mining sector, says Tom Bulford – something this small-cap miner knows only too well.
Copper, which has bounced off two-year lows just below $7,000 a tonne, looks especially vulnerable to further declines.
Equities are enjoying a big bull run, so why are commodities stocks out of fashion? John Stepek investigates why everyone hates the sector, and asks whether now is the perfect time to buy in.
The industrial metal’s decade-long bull run may finally be over.
Spending on exploration reached new highs in 2012 as miners scoured the world for resources. Tom Bulford looks at where the money is going, and what it means for you.
The price of copper has risen by 10% in the last six months. But don’t expect it to go much higher.
China’s ailing construction sector has caused a slump in the copper price.
Copper prices have been stuck in a range around $7,500 per tonne since falling sharply in the spring. And the prices are set to slide further, because Chinese demand is overstated.
Prices for metals used in manufacturing have hit new lows as Chinese demand weakens.
Warren Buffett has invested $80m in a South Korean mining project. David Stevenson looks at what’s got the world’s most famous investor so excited, and asks whether you should follow suit.