At this time of year the price of gold often gets a boost as demand for the metal picks up.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The oil price has refused to budge despite oil cartel Opec and Russia cutting back on production. John Stepek explains why, and looks at what that means for investors.
Statism and corporatism led to misplaced support for flawed diesel engines, argues James Lewisohn.
Saudi Arabia’s finance minister says Opec will do “whatever it takes” to bring the oil price under control. Will it succeed? John Stepek investigates.
Gold has slipped to a two-month low of around $1,220 an ounce. But hang on to some, just in case.
Donald Trump’s election gave commodities a boost last autumn. But now the trend has reversed, with metals especially weak. The culprit is the key driver of demand: China.
There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.
The silver price has been in steady decline for some time. But for Dominic Frisby, the investment case remains compelling. Here, he explains why there’s still hope for silver investors.
In trying to beat US shale oil producers, Opec has a serious fight on its hands. And it’s only going to get harder.
Matthew Partridge’s bet on the oil price is becoming increasingly frustrating.
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.