Commodities

Getting to grips with commodities

Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Higher oil prices are here to stay. Here’s why, and what to buy

Matthew Partridge talks to Richard Hulf of the Artemis Global Energy Fund about the state of the oil industry, why US shale is overhyped, and what he’s buying now.

Iran sanctions won’t change the oil game

Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran, the world’s fifth-biggest oil producer, has given oil prices another boost, but oil bulls shouldn’t get too confident.

The oil price is going to keep rising – here's how to profit

The oil price has been quietly rising all year. But it’s going to get noisy, and you need to be invested. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to profit.

Why the oil price is likely to remain high and rising

The oil price is at its highest in three years. And there’s plenty of evidence that it will remain high. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for you.

Oil-price surge threatens global growth

Increasingly robust global growth is driving demand for oil and pushing up the price. But the global economy may not be able to cope with oil at $100.

Jeffrey Gundlach: gold to explode

No need to predict the rising price of gold – the market will prove it soon enough.

Rhodium: the niche alternative to gold

Bored with gold? Uninspired by silver? Platinum too cheap for your tastes these days? Perhaps, says Chris Carter, you need to find a more intriguing metal – here’s one that fits the bill.

Protect your wealth from the growing inflation threat

Will the Federal Reserve slay inflation? Given the mid-term elections in the US this year, it seems unlikely. That’s why you should make sure you own some gold.

The charts that matter: inflation fears come creeping back

As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.

The slow but steady return of inflation and how to profit from it

Rising commodity prices have thrust inflation back to the forefront of investors’ minds. John Stepek explains the best way to profit.

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