After a year of big rises, the oil price has slipped back recently. Is this just a blip, or are we set for another big tumble? John Stepek explains.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
During the commodities boom, uranium was the bubbliest metal of them all – but the price of the nuclear fuel has collapsed, alongside support for nuclear power. Dominic Frisby asks: is now the time to buy?
Many factors influence the price of gold. One of the biggest is interest rates. And upcoming elections in the US could determine the future of both, says John Stepek.
At some $400 below the price of gold, platinum is the cheapest it’s been since 2004. Dominic Frisby explains why the platinum price has collapsed, and why he’s still invested.
As the US dollar continues to bully the currency markets, John Stepek looks at all the other charts that matter to the global economy.
Oil cartel Opec’s decision to raise production was seen as bullish for the oil price, even though a lot more crude is heading to market.
Oil cartel Opec and Russia have decided to pump more oil. Normally, higher production means lower prices. But that’s not likely to happen this time, says John Stepek. Here’s why.
Fund managers buy the things that won’t get them fired when the crash comes. With that in mind, John Stepek looks at Amazon and the other charts that matter.
De Beers is marketing a new kind of diamond that it insists is not special and not real. Alex Rankine explains why the move could shake up the industry.
Fears of a trade war have dented confidence in copperof late, but the longer-term outlook is encouraging.
Having hit an all-time high in 2007, the price of uranium has fallen every year since. But it’s time will come again, says Dominic Frisby, Here’s how to play it.