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.


Gold will keep gleaming in 2019

The past few months have been good for gold. And there is scope for further gains.

Chart of the week: silver is a steal

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.

Good news for gold mining investors – merger mania is gripping the sector

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.

Gold is back in a bull market – it’s time to buy

The equity bull market is over, says Charlie Morris. But gold’s is just starting.

The charts that matter: a big bounceback – but can it last?

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.

Invest in helium, biotech, and UK small caps in 2019

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.

The charts that matter: the Fed turns tough

For the last time this year, John Stepek casts his eye over the charts that matter most to the global economy.

How did my prophecies for 2018 pan out?

Dominic Frisby revisits his economic predictions from a year ago to find out just how accurate – or wide of the mark – he was.

The charts that matter: if the dollar stays strong, everything else will stay weak

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.

Metals that will shine in 2019

This year has not been kind to commodities, says Marina Gerner. 2019 could well be different.

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