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.


Why gold is a better bet than gold miners

Mining stocks are traditionally a leveraged bet on the gold price. But that no longer seems to be true. Dominic Frisby explains why gold itself is now the better buy.

Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?

The platinum price has fallen so far, it’s hard to see how it can get much lower. Dominic Frisby looks at what it would take to spark a turnaround.

Oil has reached a ceiling

Stocks may be having a hard time of it this year, but oil is faring better.

Plug into the future of energy

David Stevenson explains how to generate an income by investing in the backbone of the new energy economy.

The next five years will be better for gold than the last five were

Gold has done little over the last five years – people just haven’t been interested in buying it. But the omens are looking good. Dominic Frisby explains why.

Will Brexit make it harder to keep the lights on in Britain?

Matthew Partridge talks to energy consultant Clive Moffatt to find out how EU membership has affected the UK’s energy policy, and how Brexit is likely to affect it.

Why silver is now a bargain

Silver has been treading water for the past two years. But the outlook for the white metal is auspicious.

It’s time to buy silver (and sell gold)

Over the years, silver has been something of a disappointment to investors. But Dominic Frisby is bullish. Here, he explains why you should sell your gold, and buy silver instead.

Opec and Moscow strong-arm oil price

Opec has joined forces with Russia to mop up much of the oil market glut by agreeing to curtail production.

What gold is telling us about the direction of interest rates

The price of gold is on the rise, gaining around 10% in the past two months, and almost 30% since early 2016.

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