Industrial metals

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.

Europe's recovery drives the platinum bounce

Platinum has bounced off June’s three-year low of $1,300 an ounce, and should rise further, thanks to Europe’s industrial recovery.

One stock that will profit from China’s slowdown

China’s slowing economy is bad news for commodity producers. But it’s great news for commodity consumers, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he picks one stock that is set to benefit.

Expect further falls for copper

Copper, which has bounced off two-year lows just below $7,000 a tonne, looks especially vulnerable to further declines.

Miners are detested by investors – is it time to buy?

Equities are enjoying a big bull run, so why are commodities stocks out of fashion? John Stepek investigates why everyone hates the sector, and asks whether now is the perfect time to buy in.

End of an era for copper

The industrial metal’s decade-long bull run may finally be over.

Supply glut will put a cap on copper's rally

The price of copper has risen by 10% in the last six months. But don’t expect it to go much higher.

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