Silver & other precious metals

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What wages in ancient Athens can tell us about the silver price today

Compared with the last few thousand years, silver is hugely undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. But it does make sense to own a little.

Silver lining to Trumpflation

Silver has risen in price by more than 12% this year, and there should 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.

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

Silver is set for long-term gains

Silver has had an excellent year so far, rising by 40% to two-year highs around $19 an ounce. And its longer-term prospects look good.

Chart of the week: platinum loses its shine

Platinum prices have ticked up from a seven-year low in January. But a slowdown in Europe may temper demand, and recycling has added to supplies and helped make up for production declines in South Africa.

Silver prices have further to run

Silver prices jumped to a two-year high above $20 an ounce this week. There could be further to go.

Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on

Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.

Feeling brave? Have a punt on silver

In the past month, silver has gained a new lease of life. Andrew Van Sickle looks at the best way to invest.

Why diamonds have lost their lustre

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they have done precious little for investors lately.

Why bigger is better for diamonds

Like fine wine and pricey art, huge diamonds depend on the fortunes of the super-rich, for whom all seems well.

Silver finds its feet – and starts a run

Silver fell to a five-year low around $14 an ounce earlier this year, but now seems to be finding its feet.

Diamonds look 'less than precious'

The price of rough diamonds is in the doldrums, but the longer-term outlook is more encouraging.

The collapse in commodities

The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.

Silver has scope for recovery

After several years of gradual decline, silver prices could be due a rebound.

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