Silver & other precious metals

Chart of the week: platinum loses its shine

Platinum prices have ticked up from a seven-year low in January. But a slowdown in Europe may temper demand, and recycling has added to supplies and helped make up for production declines in South Africa.

Silver prices have further to run

Silver prices jumped to a two-year high above $20 an ounce this week. There could be further to go.

Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on

Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.

Feeling brave? Have a punt on silver

In the past month, silver has gained a new lease of life. Andrew Van Sickle looks at the best way to invest.

Why diamonds have lost their lustre

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they have done precious little for investors lately.

Why bigger is better for diamonds

Like fine wine and pricey art, huge diamonds depend on the fortunes of the super-rich, for whom all seems well.

Silver finds its feet – and starts a run

Silver fell to a five-year low around $14 an ounce earlier this year, but now seems to be finding its feet.

Diamonds look 'less than precious'

The price of rough diamonds is in the doldrums, but the longer-term outlook is more encouraging.

The collapse in commodities

The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors’ worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.

Silver has scope for recovery

After several years of gradual decline, silver prices could be due a rebound.

Silver embarks on a wild ride

Silver is often written off as a cheap version of gold, but it is extremely volatile, and impossible to predict.

Platinum hits bottom

Weakness in the eurozone has hit the price of platinum.

Philip Manduca: ‘Forget gold – diamonds are the best store of value’

Philip Manduca, executive chairman of Paragon Diamonds, talks to Kam Patel about why he thinks gold is ‘no longer fit for purpose’, leaving diamonds as the ideal investment.

Silver will regain its shine

The price of silver has slid along with gold. But the longer term is more promising for investors.

Palladium rockets to 13-year high

The price of palladium has surged to its highest level since February 2001.

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