The price of Brent crude oil has fallen by more than 20% since May – past the level that marks a bear market.
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.
In times like these, when trust in everything – governments, the media, science, democracy itself – has evaporated, gold is doing just what it’s supposed to, says Dominic Frisby. It’s getting more valuable.
China is by far the dominant supplier of rare earth metals – a group of 17 elements used in applications ranging from military and industrial lasers to energy-saving light fittings – accounting for 71% of the entire global supply.
A slide in bond yields this week has driven the yield curve lower. John Stepek looks at how this has affected the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Commodities markets have been one of the most notable casualties of the deterioration in trans-Pacific relations, while stockmarket losses have so far been modest.
The intangible economy has ballooned in recent decades and today it looks all but unassailable. Dominic Frisby looks at what could bring it back down to earth.
With bond yields sliding this week as investors started to fret about global trade, John Stepek looks at the effect on the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic Frisby looks at the best ways to invest.
From ETFs and allocated accounts to sovereigns and Britannias, Dominic Frisby looks at some of the best ways to buy and sell gold.
The prohibitionist era is over: countries are rapidly legalising marijuana for medical and recreational use. Ben Judge reviews the latest developments and explains how to profit from pot.
John Stepek looks at what the renewed threat of a US/China trade war means for the charts that matter most to the global economy.