Palladium and rhodium have outstripped platinum in the past few years. But thanks to the advent of fuel-cell cars, that could soon change, says Dominic Frisby.
The commodity markets have seen a surge in investment in recent years – particularly gold, which has hit record highs. Tim Bennett explains what commodity markets are and the different ways to trade in them.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Ecuador is finally set to cash in on its vast metals deposits. The domestic political backdrop has stabilised and international investors are beginning to take note, says James McKeigue.
We’re big fans of gold here at MoneyWeek. But why? What’s it for? What use is it? John Stepek explains why everyone should hold a little gold in their portfolio.
Borderless money was once the norm, says Dominic Frisby. We used it for centuries before the era of the nation state. And as the physical economy dematerialises, money will become borderless again.
Investment funds designed to profit from the solar energy have done well, but now look expensive, says Max King.
Big names such as De Beers are grappling with a cyclical downturn – and a long-term challenge from artificial diamonds. It could change the market beyond recognition. Simon Wilson reports.
The price of copper has slipped by a fifth this year and is now at a near-two-year low of around $5,600 a tonne.
Securing unlimited clean, safe and carbon-free energy for the rest of time would be revolutionary for the world economy. Is this now within sight?
Palladium hit another record high this week, with the spot price reaching $1,700 an ounce.
The prices of two of the world’s most important industrial commodities have slipped over the past few years. Dominic Frisby assesses the outlook and explains how to cash in on the next upswing.
It has been an exciting summer for precious metals enthusiasts, with gold, silver and platinum all making big gains. But now it’s all unwinding. Dominic Frisby looks at what might be coming next.