Commodities

Head for the high street

Phil Oakley finds four winners in the retail sector

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.

It looks like we’ve reached stalemate in the oil price wars

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.

The UK's diesel emissions crisis is another gift from the EU

Statism and corporatism led to misplaced support for flawed diesel engines, argues James Lewisohn.

“Whatever it takes” – can Draghi’s magic words work in the oil market too?

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.

Hang on to your gold

Gold has slipped to a two-month low of around $1,220 an ounce. But hang on to some, just in case.

How much longer can China prop up commodities?

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.

A bad week for gold – but a belter for bitcoin

There have been some interesting moves in our six “charts that matter” this week, says John Stepek.

Are we near a turning point in silver’s relentless decline?

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.

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.

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