Commodities

Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps
Gazprom gas pipeline
Gas

Price of gas soars as Moscow turns off the taps

As Russia cuts its gas exports to the EU, the price of natural gas continues to rise. Restricted supplies could see energy rationing and recession i…
6 Jul 2022
The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done
Employee checking solar panels
Renewables

The transition to renewable energy is easier said than done

We are on a path to “net zero” carbon emissions, says Edward Chancellor, but fossil fuels will be with us for some time yet.
4 Jul 2022
How to invest in copper, the most important metal in the world
MoneyWeek cover illustration - investing in copper
Industrial metals

How to invest in copper, the most important metal in the world

As the world looks to electrify and try to move away from fossil fuels, copper looks set to be the biggest beneficiary. But how can you invest? Rupert…
30 Jun 2022
Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now
Tesco petrol station sign
Inflation

Why petrol prices are higher than in 2008, despite lower oil prices now

The price of petrol is at an all-time high. Yet despite oil prices being higher in 2008, petrol was cheaper back then. Saloni Sardana explains why.
30 Jun 2022
Oil shortage starts to curb demand
Oil pumping jacks in Russia
Oil

Oil shortage starts to curb demand

The price of Brent crude oil is up by 475% since its March 2020 low. And when oil prices rise, people start to reduce consumption, leading to increas…
30 Jun 2022
Gold has been incredibly boring to own – but that’s no bad thing right now
Gold

Gold has been incredibly boring to own – but that’s no bad thing right now

Stocks, bonds and cryptocurrencies have all seen big falls this year. But gold remains at its one-year average. It may be dull, but it’s doing what it…
29 Jun 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

The cost of filling up the average car with petrol has risen to over £100. But how is that cost made up? Saloni Sardana explains just what makes up th…
28 Jun 2022
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Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?
Stockmarkets

Market crash: have we hit bottom or is there worse to come?

For a little while, markets looked like they were about to embark on a full-on crash. And that could still happen, says Dominic Frisby. Today, he look…
27 Jun 2022
How to invest in lumber, whichever way the market goes
Commodities

How to invest in lumber, whichever way the market goes

Wood plays a key role in US housing. Slow growth has hurt prices – but not for long, says David J. Stevenson.
23 Jun 2022
The natural resources industry is in a tight spot – which is bad news for the rest of us
Commodities

The natural resources industry is in a tight spot – which is bad news for the rest of us

The natural resources industry is in a bind. We need it to produce more energy and metals, but it has been starved of investment, plagued by supply ch…
20 Jun 2022
Get ready for the coming oil glut
Oil

Get ready for the coming oil glut

Investors are assuming that energy prices will stay high. History suggests the opposite, says Max King
20 Jun 2022
Here’s why you should consider investing in Glencore
Share tips

Here’s why you should consider investing in Glencore

Fifteen years ago, commodity trading giant Glencore was at its lowest ebb. But it has turned its fortunes around, and its future has rarely looked bri…
17 Jun 2022
As oil prices surge, should you buy BP shares?
Energy stocks

As oil prices surge, should you buy BP shares?

The imbalance between supply and demand has sent the oil price surging, bringing bumper profits to oil giant BP. Rupert Hargreaves looks at the numbe…
14 Jun 2022
Why are energy prices going up so much?
Energy

Why are energy prices going up so much?

UK energy prices are going through the roof – and not just here. They are rising all around the world. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
14 Jun 2022
Owning both bitcoin and gold has proved a winning strategy – will it continue?
Bitcoin & crypto

Owning both bitcoin and gold has proved a winning strategy – will it continue?

Bitcoin is known for its volatility; gold for its stability. Together, says Charlie Morris, they can be a winning combination for investors looking to…
13 Jun 2022
How to profit from high oil prices
Share tips

How to profit from high oil prices

The price of oil looks set to remain high for the foreseeable future - and could yet go a lot higher as demand outstrips supply. Rupert Hargreaves pic…
10 Jun 2022
How to invest in the copper boom
Industrial metals

How to invest in the copper boom

The price of copper has slipped recently. But that’s temporary – the long-term outlook is very bullish, says Dominic Frisby. Here, he explains the bes…
9 Jun 2022
Oil price keeps rising despite Opec+ production rise
Oil

Oil price keeps rising despite Opec+ production rise

The price of oil reached $120 a barrel this week, despite Opec+ saying it would raise production by 648,000 barrels a day.
8 Jun 2022
The unintended consequences of ESG investing
ESG investing

The unintended consequences of ESG investing

Many people are refusing to invest in energy companies, citing "ESG" concerns. But we still need fossil fuels, says Merryn Somerset Webb, and will for…
3 Jun 2022
Gold miners are snapping each other up – here’s how to profit
Share tips

Gold miners are snapping each other up – here’s how to profit

Shares in producers of gold have had lacklustre returns over the past decade. Rupert Hargreaves explains why this is now reversing.
1 Jun 2022
Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet
Oil

Think the oil price is high now? You ain’t seen nothing yet

The oil price has been on a tear in recent months. Dominic Frisby explains why oil in fact is still very cheap relative to other assets.
1 Jun 2022
How the West can win Putin’s war on food
Global Economy

How the West can win Putin’s war on food

The West could easily make up the shortfall if it let the free market rip, says Matthew Lynn.
28 May 2022