Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.
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.
John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events, including the pressure the dollar is putting emerging markets under.
As Elon Musk surprises investors – and possibly the SEC – and Turkey’s woes worsen,John Stepek looks at what the charts that matter most to the global economy make of the week’s events.
The price of copper has slumped by 18% in the past year it – a worrying sign for the global economy.
Gold has had a terrible year. But the price is now so low that it could be worth a punt. Here, Dominic Frisby outlines eight reasons to buy gold now.
The price of copper has tumbled as China’s leaders struggle to keep their economic plan on the road. John Stepek explains why that matters for your money.
As Japan raises its cap on government bond yields, John Stepek takes look at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
The gold price has tumbled by more than 10% this year, slipping from a peak of around $1,360 per troy ounce in January to $1,217 last month.
As governments around the world debase their currencies, you need an asset that can ride out the hard times. And nothing fits the bill like gold, says John Stepek.
John Stepek examines what effect investor concerns over global growth have had on the world’s most important charts.
A solid gold bust of a supermodel will create plenty of headlines, but it would be a poor choice for true fans of the precious metal. Chris Carter reports.