You can’t expect to find a magic money tree, but if you are a wealthier investor, then adding a forest to your portfolio could boost your returns – and it’s environmentally friendly too. David Prosser explores the options.
Prices of agricultural produce have continued to slide, with little hope of a recovery any time soon.
The world needs more and more water, but the ready supply is drying up. Investors can profit as governments act, says James McKeigue. Here, he tips the best shares to buy now.
With talk of global food shortages, most soft commodities have been in a bull market recently. Yet the price of sugar has plummeted. That is about to change, says Matthew Partridge. Here’s how you can profit.
As the growing global population drives food prices ever higher, money is pouring in to boost farm productivity. One area in particular is set to profit – Latin America. James McKeigue explains why.
The ‘commodities supercycle’ is coming to an end as China’s growth falters. But one part of the sector isn’t slowing, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here she picks the best way to play the rise of ‘soft’ commodities.
Respected fund manager Jeremy Grantham believes we are in a global food crisis that is only going to get worse, but offers some useful tips on to profit from the situation.
America’s worst drought for half a century has sent the price of agricultural commodities soaring, driving fears of higher food price inflation.
America’s worst drought in 50 years has sent the price of grain soaring. The effects will be felt by consumers and businesses worldwide. John Stepek looks at what it means for you and your investments.
Record heat waves affecting America’s corn crop may be about to push up Britain’s cost of living.
Strong Chinese demand is behind a sharp rise in the price of soybeans.
Buying exposure to agricultural commodities on the futures market can be a risky strategy, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he tips a far safer way to profit.
With water shortages becoming more common, there is a desperate need for new infrastructure to bring fresh water to those that need it. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at how to invest in this undervalued resource.
A sharp rise in the price of sugar has been blamed on falling production in Brazil. A lack of investment in the sugar industry there has led to older, lower-yielding sugar canes and the price rise is set to continue.
The world faces a decade of rising food prices. Food is becoming harder and more costly to grow, while there are ever more mouths to feed. What does it mean for investors? John Stepek explains.
Over the past five years the number of Britons buying small woodlands has doubled. And there are good reasons for doing so. Woodland provides more than an escape from modern life, it is also a tax-efficient investment.