Commodities

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Macron's victory means a new start for Europe, says Matthew Partridge

  • Will the Tories take us back to the seventies?

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.

Can the uranium rally keep going?

Last week the price of uranium bounced by 10% after Kazakhstan, the world’s biggest producer, said it would cut output by a tenth, or 3% of total global production.

Generating power from taming the tide

The rise and fall of the tides is an obvious and reliable source for renewable energy. But is exploiting it economically feasible? Simon Wilson reports.

Weather takes the heat out of gas prices

Last week, natural gas prices sank by 12%, the worst weekly loss in a year, on forecasts of unusually warm weather.

Oil goes off the boil

After reaching an 18-month high of around $58 a barrel on 3 January, oil fell back as traders began to wonder whether the 30% jump in prices in December was really justified.

It's comeback time for this despised commodity

There can be few commodities that are quite as heavily despised as uranium. But 2017 could be the year it makes a comeback. John Stepek explains why.

What happens if my energy firm goes bust?

Millions of us ditched the “big six” last year for smaller energy suppliers. But as Ruth Jackson explains, that’s starting to look like a risky move.

White-hot iron ore will cool

The price of iron ore looks “unstoppable”. But the rally may have gone too far.

Silver will bounce back

Silver rose strongly in the first half of 2016, but has since slipped from more than $20 an ounce to around $17. But next year should be a different story

Opec makes a deal – but will it hold?

Oil producers have reached their first global supply pact since 2001 – and the largest on record. But Opec and Russia are notorious cheats when it comes to implementing agreed quotas.

Was 2016 a false dawn for gold?

In the first half of 2016, gold shone like no other asset class. But the second half was different, says Dominic Frisby. The truth is, we’re in a bear market.

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