The US is tightening sanctions on Iran and cracking down on its oil exports. But that’s not why the oil price has hit a new high, says John Stepek.
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.
Investors looking to diversify their portfolios should turn to commodities, having got to grips with shares and bonds, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The past few months have been good for gold. And there is scope for further gains.
Silver hasn’t been this cheap relative to gold in a quarter of a century – it now costs more than 85 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold.
Newmont Mining is merging with Goldcorp to become the world’s largest gold miner. Dominic Frisby looks at what it mean for the sector, and for investors.
The equity bull market is over, says Charlie Morris. But gold’s is just starting.
John Stepek looks at the global economy’s most important charts to find out what’s behind the market’s latest rally, and how long it can last.
We asked our contributors to choose their favourite investment ideas from around the world for this year and beyond. Here’s what they came up with.
For the last time this year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter most to the global economy.
Dominic Frisby revisits his economic predictions from a year ago to find out just how accurate – or wide of the mark – he was.
The US dollar doesn’t look like weakening anytime soon. John Stepek looks at how that affects the charts that matter most to the global economy.
This year has not been kind to commodities, says Marina Gerner. 2019 could well be different.