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?
The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.
The Bloomberg Commodity index, which tracks 22 hard and soft raw materials, has fallen to a 13-year low.
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’.
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.
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.
Uranium is set for a rebound after a fall in the price caused by the Fukushima disaster.
Iron ore, the main ingredient in steel, has suffered a nasty slump, with the price plummeting below $50 a ton.
The long-heralded age of the electric car might finally be upon us. Matthew Partridge looks at how to profit.
The price of palladium looks set to recover on the back soaring global car sales.
Metal prices have been battered, and with them mining stocks. But they could both be about to bounce back. Dr Matthew Partridge explains why.
Copper has hit the skids, dragging down equities and bonds with it.
The sliding prices of copper and oil are no surprise. And unless central banks provide more stimulus, the price of every other asset class will fall too. John Stepek explains why.
Prices for non-precious metals have plummeted in the past year. And copper has been the worst affected – sliding more than 15% in 2014.
Crude oil and metals look set for further misery over the next year, says David C Stevenson. But the longer-term outlook is more promising.
Commodities are looking cheap at the moment. But beware. China’s weak growth spells more trouble ahead, says Merryn Somerset Webb.