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.
A potential peak in industrial metals prices could mean the US dollar is set to go higher. But nothing is certain, says Dominic Frisby. Here’s how he’s playing it.
Palladium reached a near-two-year high of almost $800 an ounce last week. And there may well be further to go.
Last week the price of uranium bounced by 10% after Kazakhstan, the world’s biggest producer, said it would cut output by a tenth, or 3% of total global production.
There can be few commodities that are quite as heavily despised as uranium. But 2017 could be the year it makes a comeback. John Stepek explains why.
The price of iron ore looks “unstoppable”. But the rally may have gone too far.
Zinc isn’t a glamorous, rare or particularly controversial metal. But it’s had a stellar year so far. Dominic Frisby examines way, and picks the best ways to buy in.
Zinc, this year’s best-performing industrial metal, has jumped by 50% because the market is so tight. And there’s more to come.
Platinum and palladium, used in catalytic converters for diesel and petrol engines respectively, have come roaring back this year, and there is scope for more price rises.
A headwind for British equities may be gathering strength: corporate profit warnings have reached their highest level since the financial crisis.
Don’t listen to the doom-mongers over British steel. The Welsh economy is doing perfectly well, says Matthew Lynn. But it could do even better.
On the face of it, things couldn’t look bleaker for iron ore, says Alex Williams. But the career of one mining boss gives a different angle.
The threat of Tata closing all of its steel plants in Britain has led to soul-searching about the fate of British manufacturing. Matthew Partridge reports.
‘Strategic’ is the usual excuse for using taxpayer money to bail out a failing industry, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But this time it isn’t enough.
Commodity prices are rising – some at record rates. John Stepek looks at what’s behind it , and what it means for the global economy – particularly for inflation.
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