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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.

It’s only a matter of time before China has the biggest gold pile in the world

Whoever has the most gold, makes the rules, says Dominic Frisby. For the moment, that’s the US – but don’t count on things staying that way.

The tug-of-war in the oil market is about to start up again

With Opec sticking to its cut in production, the oil price is hovering around $50 a barrel. But Donald Trump could easily change that, says John Stepek.

US shale will put a cap on the oil price

The US shale oil industry is adding more new rigs every month than at any point in the past two years, which should serve to cap the oil price rebound.

Chart of the week: gold gets high on Trump’s tweets

Gold slipped in the weeks after Donald Trump’s election, but it has bounced back to a two-month high, and there should be further to go.

What to take with you in the investment jungle

Both inflation and growth are picking up – and that’s a “jungle” for investors. Charlie Morris explains what you should buy now.

What’s next for the US dollar?

A potential peak in industrial metals prices could mean the US dollar is set to go higher. But nothing is certain, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s how he’s playing it.

The best way to play the commodities boom

A new exchange-traded fund that tracks commodity prices has become Europe’s fastest-selling ETF ever. But it’s not the best way to invest in commodities, says John Stepek.

More mileage in palladium

Palladium reached a near-two-year high of almost $800 an ounce last week. And there may well be further to go.

The best precious metal to buy right now

Over the next five years, this precious metal is set to outshine all others – even gold. Dominic Frisby explains why you should buy palladium.

Donald Trump’s energy revolution

The new president has vowed to slash green regulations and promote fossil fuels. But is this anything more than hot air? Simon Wilson reports.

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