Commodities

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Getting to grips with commodities

Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Opec can’t tame US shale oil producers

In trying to beat US shale oil producers, Opec has a serious fight on its hands. And it’s only going to get harder.

Trading: stick with oil

Matthew Partridge’s bet on the oil price is becoming increasingly frustrating.

Don’t bet on oil prices getting back above $70 a barrel

Despite the efforts of Opec and Russia, the price of a barrel of oil remains depressed. And it’s unlikely to climb much any time soon. John Stepek explains why.

Mexico’s lucrative Hacienda hedge

Every year “the men from Hacienda” gather to discuss one of the most hotly anticipated deals in banking.

Will oil’s Trump-bump last?

Donald Trump’s missile strike on Syria last week helped boost Brent crude to a four-week high of $56 a barrel. But will it last?

Should you top up on oil?

Oil’s middling price range is holding, and a slump looks unlikely. Max King picks a good way to buy in to oil

Why it still pays to hang on to your gold

Gold is neither cheap nor risk-free – but it holds its value and helps to diversify your portfolio, says Chris Carter.

Chart of the week: a buying opportunity in energy markets

Natural gas prices have slipped by a quarter in weeks after one of the warmest winters on record, which has dented demand in the short-term.

Oil price comes off the boil as shale oil surges

US shale oil producers may be able to keep oil prices in a range around current levels.

Chart of the week: the aluminium rally falters

Aluminium futures have charged ahead of those of other metals in 2017, hitting a 22-month high in early March, but the rally has now faltered.

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