Commodities

An introduction to commodities

The commodity markets have seen a surge in investment in recent years – particularly gold, which has hit record highs. Tim Bennett explains what commodity markets are and the different ways to trade in them.

 

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.


What’s next for global markets? Keep a close eye on the oil price

The price of oil has tumbled in recent weeks, just as stocks have lost their footing. John Stepek looks at what a rebound in crude would mean for investors.

The charts that matter: introducing the terrors of the yield curve

The inverted yield curve is the latest spectre to terrify financial markets. John Stepek explains what t is, and looks at the rest of the charts that matter most to the global economy.

A do-it-yourself ETF portfolio

Take advantage of the low-cost exchange-traded funds disrupting the market.

Gold miners should regain their shine – but choose carefully

Mining stocks lagged the gold price during the bull market and have struggled since. Dominic Frisby explains why and highlights some explorers with both short and long-term potential.

Qatar quits Opec: world still turns

The small Gulf state of Qatar has left Opec, the oil producers cartel, saying it wants to concentrate on gas production.

The charts that matter: Powell takes a telling from Trump

In a week when the US Federal Reserve turned dovish on interest rates, John Sepek looks at what that means to the global economy’s most important charts

Jim Rogers: what to buy now

Commodities will shine again, says professional investor Jim Rogers – but there are still some equity markets worth putting your money into.

Oil-price slide will boost global economic growth

Since early October, the oil price has fallen by a third to a one-year low of around $60 a barrel. But plenty of people will benefit from that.

“No better bet than uranium”

Things are looking up for the price of uranium. In mid-2018, the spot price stood at $23 per pound, roughly the same as two years ago. Now it is up by around a quarter.

Oil was my 2016 “trade of the lustrum” – but should you keep holding on?

A couple of years ago, Dominic Frisby picked oil as the best five-year trade you could make. Now it’s in the doldrums, he revisits his trade to ask: what next?

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