Commodities

Mark Mobius: “I love gold”

Gold bars © iStockphotos

Mark Mobius, perhaps the best-known emerging markets investor in the world, reckons that gold should form at least 10% of any investor’s portfolio. And now is a good time to buy.

An introduction to commodities

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.

 

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.


Gold is poised for a new bull market

The price of golf has hit a six-year high, breaching the $1,400 an ounce level not seen since August 2013.

The lure of Latin America: get set for a new mining boom

Latin America has long been fertile, yet dangerous territory for mining investors. But now the legal backdrop is improving and the prospects for the region’s main metals are excellent, says James McKeigue.

Gold is back in the game – so what’s our next price target?

For six years, the price of gold has been stuck in a narrow range. Now, it looks like it is finally breaking out. Dominic Frisby looks at where it could go next.

Paul Tudor Jones: gold has everything going for it

If gold gets through $1,400 an ounce, it could very quickly go a lot further, says hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.

The charts that matter: the great central bank-sponsored rally

With the US central bank now on board with the idea of cutting interest rates, John Stpeek looks at what this means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.

Gold will regain its shine

The dash for gold suggests that investors see rising risks in markets and are seeking out an asset traditionally seen as the ultimate safe haven.

Gold has finally broken free – is its bull market here at last?

Gold has had a quiet few years. But the conditions are now ripe for it to go on a proper bull run. John Stepek explains why.

Will we avoid an oil price spike?

With around a fifth of the world’s oil travelling through Strait of Hormuz, the most recent incident there has raised new concerns about global oil supplies.

Brent crude oil: back in a bear market

The price of Brent crude oil has fallen by more than 20% since May – past the level that marks a bear market.

What does the tension in the Gulf of Oman mean for oil?

The price of oil spiked after two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. John Stepek looks at how an escalating conflict could affect markets – and your money.

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