Investments

The alchemists

Five firms that are transforming themselves to earn bigger profits

  • The battered old coins that are worth a pretty penny

Copper’s shine will fade

Copper has gained around 10% since the start of 2017. But don’t count on high prices lasting.

Gold’s rally should continue

Matthew Partridge looks at where the gold price is heading next, and what that means for your online trading.

The best shares to track down dividends

As income-focused investors, we look for dividend-paying stocks, says professional stock picker Mark Whitehead. Here are three examples.

Leaseholders left in the dark

Homeowners who buy leasehold new build properties, hoping to buy the freehold later may be in for a shock, says Sarah Moore.

The interest rate that really matters for investors

Inflation in the US is at a five-year high and much higher than interest rates are at the moment. John Stepek explains what that means for your investments.

Back the smart, nimble managers

Investors don’t need to worry about when to buy into US stocks, says Max King. They can leave that to the managers of these two funds.

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK’s financial press.

Silver lining to Trumpflation

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

Indonesia: a haven from turbulence

Indonesia’s large domestic economy should shield it from Trump-generated turbulence.

GSK: on the mend?

Glaxo’s chief executive has stepped down after nine years at the top. Has he left the pharma giant in good health? Alex Rankine reports.

From bad to worse for South Africa?

Last year was not a good one for South Africa. And this year isn’t shaping up to be much better, either.

Chart of the week: oilfield finds fall to 60-year low

The world’s energy companies found only 174 new oil and gas fields last year, a 60-year low, compared to an annual average of 400-500 in the years leading up to 2013.

How to climb the value chain to profits

A consumer product is generally the end result of a whole chain of activities. Some links in that chain make better investments than others. Richard Beddard explains.

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.

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