Industrial metals

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.

Metals prices are falling – so why is now a great time to buy mining stocks?

It’s been a bad year for metals prices – and the outlook remains grim. But now could be a good time to buy mining stocks, says Matthew Partridge.

The rally in the copper price won’t last

Chinese demand for copper won’t be enough to keep the price rising.

The best 'taper trade'

Metals prices rose across the board following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep printing.

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