Silver & other precious metals

Palladium rockets to 13-year high

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

Don’t ditch the insurance policy

The crisis is over and the economic recovery seems to be picking up speed. Does that mean the case for holding gold is finished? We wouldn’t be so hasty.

The white-hot white metals

Platinum and palladium prices have soared, and there could be further to go yet.

Platinum outlook still bullish

The price of platinum may have slipped recently, but don’t write off a rally.

Silver loses its shine as price falls

Silver may be cheap right now, but don’t expect a rebound anytime soon.

Expect a rebound in the price of platinum

Platinum prices look set to recover after falling by almost a fifth in the past year.

The assets to buy into now - January 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? We give our monthly view on the major asset classes.

The best 'taper trade'

Metals prices rose across the board following the Federal Reserve’s decision to keep printing.

Europe's recovery drives the platinum bounce

Platinum has bounced off June’s three-year low of $1,300 an ounce, and should rise further, thanks to Europe’s industrial recovery.

Silver: the bull is back

The industrial and monetary metal has moved back into bull-market territory. But can it last?

It’s time to bag some diamonds

The diamond market boasts some very promising fundamentals, with the long-term picture encouraging and a short-term outlook that may soon start to improve.

Can silver keep shining?

The price of silver has been riding high on fears of imminent currency debasement. But can it continue?

The best way to bet on silver

Silver is a notoriously unpredictable investment. But there is a good argument for holding it now, says John Stepek. Here, he explains why, and picks the best way to play gold’s volatile little sister.

Silver’s spell of manic-depression

Silver’s erratic market-moves over recent months have been true to form.

Silver’s split personality

Silver has been among the best-performing commodities this year, up 25%. Has the decade-long bull run still got legs?

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