Industrial metals

Don't be tempted to dive into commodities just yet

Commodities are looking cheap at the moment. But beware. China’s weak growth spells more trouble ahead, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Iron ore hits a downward spiral

The price of iron ore has slumped this year – expect the decline to continue.

Palladium rockets to 13-year high

The price of palladium has surged to its highest level since February 2001.

The white-hot white metals

Platinum and palladium prices have soared, and there could be further to go yet.

Platinum outlook still bullish

The price of platinum may have slipped recently, but don’t write off a rally.

Expect further slides in the price of copper

Copper prices have slid by around 10% this year, and are expected to fall further.

How illegal miners are stealing $57bn from Peru

Criminals are causing havoc for Peru’s mining industry, costing it billions in lost revenue. James McKeigue explains what’s going on, and looks at some of the country’s other opportunities.

Supply squeeze will send the price of nickel soaring

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine threatens to send the price of nickel higher.

Profit from China’s war on pollution

China’s growth has been achieved at the cost of crippling pollution. With Beijing starting to crack down, Matthew Partridge looks at how you can profit, and picks six stocks to buy now.

Chart of the week: Nickel is due an upturn

An Indonesian export ban on nickel threatens to send the price of the metal soaring.

Palladium’s perfect storm

All the signs are there for a sharp rise in the price of palladium.

Commodity markets are 'captives of a Chinese saga'

The slowdown in China’s economy sees the price of copper slide to a four-year low.

Iron ore price meltdown will continue

Iron ore, the main raw material used in steelmaking, is officially in a bear market, having slid in price by more than 20% since the start of the year.

Is this the return of the commodities supercycle?

This year has so far been a promising one for commodities. Where should investors hunt for profits? John Stepek chairs our Roundtable of experts to find out what they’re buying now.

Uranium finds a floor

Having hit an eight-year low, get ready for a rise in the price of uranium.

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