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?
‘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.
Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the major asset classes
Platinum prices are still 25% below where they were a year ago, and, unusually, well below the current gold price. Is a rally on the cards, asks Matthew Partridge.
The collapse in oil and commodity prices is freaking markets out. But it’s not the end of the world, says John Stepek. It’s just the normal market cycle playing out.
Commodity prices have hit their lowest level since the late 1990s. And while there is scope for a rally in 2016, an upturn is unlikely to mark the start of the next long-term up-cycle.
Copper has hit another six-year low, but the gloom looks to be overdone.
Lithium plays a growing role in the global economy, but new mining concessions can be hard to find.
A global supply glut caused by China’s slowdown has halved steel prices this year. Can Britain’s steel industry survive? Simon Wilson reports.
While the copper price could stage a temporary recovery, don’t count on the bounce lasting.
Palladium has just had its best week in four years thanks to the bad press over diesel engines.
Electric car entrepreneur Elon Musk is plotting great things from his lair. Smart investors should get behind him, says Bengt Saelensminde.
Commodities trading and mining giant Glencore has bowed to shareholder calls to fortify the group against the slump in raw-materials prices.
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.
Commodities are plunging lower and that could be a signal everything else will follow. Alex Williams looks at how clever investors can still profit.