Industrial metals

Chart of the week: VW scandal boosts palladium

Palladium has just had its best week in four years thanks to the bad press over diesel engines.

Elon Musk: The Bond villain planning world domination

Electric car entrepreneur Elon Musk is plotting great things from his lair. Smart investors should get behind him, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Giant miner Glencore makes a U-turn

Commodities trading and mining giant Glencore has bowed to shareholder calls to fortify the group against the slump in raw-materials prices.

The assets to buy now – September 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s September’s take on the major asset classes.

How to profit from falling commodities prices

Commodities are plunging lower and that could be a signal everything else will follow. Alex Williams looks at how clever investors can still profit.

The collapse in commodities

The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.

A great bear market in raw materials

The Bloomberg Commodity index, which tracks 22 hard and soft raw materials, has fallen to a 13-year low.

Why an electrified version of F1 is great news for these mining stocks

With the arrival of ‘Formula E’, electric cars have come of age. That’s great news for lithium miners. Matthew Partridge looks at the prospects for the ‘fuel of the future’.

How to invest in lithium – the fuel of the future

A new battery technology, based on lithium, is being born which could fuel big changes in mobile phones and cars. Here’s how to invest.

London’s electric 'love-mobiles' are a transport trend you can’t ignore

A new scheme coming to London is proof that electric cars are entering the mainstream, says John Stepek. Here, he looks at the next stage in the green transport revolution.

Chart of the week: Uranium is set for a rebound

Uranium is set for a rebound after a fall in the price caused by the Fukushima disaster.

Chart of the week: iron ore plummets to a decade low

Iron ore, the main ingredient in steel, has suffered a nasty slump, with the price plummeting below $50 a ton.

How to profit as electric cars hit the mainstream

The long-heralded age of the electric car might finally be upon us. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.

Palladium tells a very bullish story

The price of palladium looks set to recover on the back soaring global car sales.

Metal prices could be set to bounce back – here’s how to profit

Metal prices have been battered, and with them mining stocks. But they could both be about to bounce back. Dr Matthew Partridge explains why.

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