Industrial metals

Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

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.

Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Dominic Frisby, is should you sell palladium and buy platinum?

Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.

Uranium looks a good long-term bet – here’s how to play it

Uranium is viewed with suspicion by the public, but it’s an essential part of global energy production – and we are set for a shortage. Dominic Frisby explains how to invest.

Chart of the week: Copper's revival

After plunging by a fifth last year, the copper price has jumped to their highest level in eight months: around $6,500 per tonne.

Watch the copper price – if it keeps rising, this bull market could have legs

The price of copper, one of the most important metals in the world, is climbing. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the rise, and picks the best ways to invest.

Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?

The price of palladium has hit a new record of $1,495 per ounce. Last year it overtook the gold price, and it is also more highly valued than its sister metal, platinum.

How self-driving cars could be the next genuinely useful investment bubble

There’s a huge amount of investment pouring into self-driving cars. It could turn out to be a “glorious bubble”, says John Stepek. Here’s what’s going on, and the best way to invest.

The conditions are ripe for a spike in the price of this metal – here’s how to invest

Zinc is in short supply. And that could mean a big price rise. Dominic Frisby looks at the fundamentals, and picks some of the best ways to invest.

Metals that will shine in 2019

This year has not been kind to commodities, says Marina Gerner. 2019 could well be different.

“No better bet than uranium”

Things are looking up for the price of uranium. In mid-2018, the spot price stood at $23 per pound, roughly the same as two years ago. Now it is up by around a quarter.

Dr Copper’s grim prognosis for the global economy

The price of copper has slumped by 18% in the past year it –  a worrying sign for the global economy.

What Dr Copper is telling us about China’s tough balancing act

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.

Platinum will regain its shine

Platinum futures have slumped to around $840 an ounce, a near-ten-year low. But the gloom looks overdone.

The most-hated metal in the world is due a comeback

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?

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