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?
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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.
A deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia means the oil bull market is back. John Stepek explains what that means for the global economy and for the rest of us.
Opec has agreed to cut production from January by 1.2 million barrels per day, the market is not convinced of the long-term effects of the agreement.
Max King tips a host of funds in various sectors to do well in the forthcoming year.
Opec has finally come to an agreement to reduce production, sending the oil price soaring. John Stepek looks at why the market is so excited.
Oil prices have ticked up as Opec, the oil exporters’ cartel, launched a renewed attempt to cut output and reduce a glut. But Opec countries are notorious for failing to stick to agreements.
Gold jumped by more than 5% on the news of a Trump victory. Then promptly sank to a six-month low. But markets may soon remember why gold is seen as a safe haven and store of value.
Toblerone, Quality Street and Creme Eggs have all been hit by “shrinkflation”, with customers getting less for more after the price of cocoa butter soared – up 40% this year alone.
Zinc isn’t a glamorous, rare or particularly controversial metal. But it’s had a stellar year so far. Dominic Frisby examines way, and picks the best ways to buy in.
Heavy rains in the Tanaro river basin in Piedmont, northwest Italy, have led to a bumper harvest of Alba white truffles this year.