Commodities

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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.

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.

Royal Mint to bring “blockchain bullion” to gold investors

The Royal Mint’s plans to marry gold bullion and blockchain technology will bring gold investment into the 21st century.

Roundtable: the 13 investments our experts would snap up now

How great a risk is inflation? Could it push investors into precious metals? And will 2017 be the year in which the euro finally breaks up? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable discussion.

What to buy as Trump pumps

Charlie Morris reveals what investors should be buying to profit from the new era of Donald Trump politics.

Chart of the week: Trump will spoil the Super Bowl party

America’s Super Bowl, the annual final of the National Football League, is the second-biggest day for food consumption after Thanksgiving.

I’m not wildly excited about gold in 2017 – but I just can’t be bearish

The weak pound made 2016 a bonanza year for UK gold investors. But gold takes its cues from the US dollar. Dominic Frisby looks at where things might go next.

Reasons to be bullish on oil

The quiet recovery in the oil price is a trend that hasn’t been getting as much attention as it should, but it may offer a trading opportunity, says Matthew Partridge.

An adventurous play on oil

David C Stevenson tips three of his favourite funds to profit from the rebound in the oil price.

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.

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