Commodities

Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?
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Oil

Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?

Many people assume that the high oil price is here to stay – and could well go higher. But we’ve been here before, says Max King. History suggests tha…
16 May 2022
Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios
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Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios

Commodities giant Glencore is well placed to capitalise on rising commodity prices and supply chain disruption, says Rupert Hargreaves. Here’s why you…
13 May 2022
How to invest in the multi-decade boom in industrial metals
Worker smelting copper
Industrial metals

How to invest in the multi-decade boom in industrial metals

The price of key industrial metals has already begun to rise. The renewable energy transition will take them higher, says David Stevenson. Here's how …
6 May 2022
Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution
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Energy stocks

Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution

With the oil price spiking, BP shares look cheap on a price/earnings ratio of just over seven. But do they deserve a place in your portfolio?
5 May 2022
Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?
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Energy stocks

Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?

Oil giant Shell reported record profits of $9.1bn for the first three months of the year and has distributed billions to shareholders. Should you buy …
5 May 2022
Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies
Gas

Russia ups the ante on Europe's gas supplies

Russia's suspension of natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria saw the gas price spike by 24%. A complete shut-off could see it rise by 200%.
4 May 2022
Collectables: the scramble for blue diamonds
Silver and other precious metals

Collectables: the scramble for blue diamonds

Coloured diamonds are securing bigger prices at auction, says Chris Carter
3 May 2022
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Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds
Gold

Seven of the best gold and gold mining funds

Everyone should have some gold in their portfolio, and one of the best ways of doing that is by investing in funds. Rupert Hargreaves picks seven of t…
29 Apr 2022
Gold shows its mettle as a safe haven at last
Gold

Gold shows its mettle as a safe haven at last

Gold has proved its worth as a safe haven, gaining 9% since the start of the year and recently finishing its best quarter in nearly two years.
28 Apr 2022
The truth about market manipulation
Investment strategy

The truth about market manipulation

Free, fair and transparent markets are a fiction. Investors need to be alert to the flaws, says Jonathan Compton.
28 Apr 2022
The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb
Global Economy

The charts that matter: bond yields and US dollar continue to climb

The US dollar and government bond yields around the world continued to climb. Here’s what happened to the charts that matter most to the global econom…
23 Apr 2022
Don’t write off Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo just yet
Stocks and shares

Don’t write off Ukrainian iron ore miner Ferrexpo just yet

UK-listed Ukrainian iron-ore miner Ferrexpo has had its operations severely disrupted by Russia’s invasion. But, says Rupert Hargreaves, it’s brillian…
22 Apr 2022
The big dividends on offer from mining stocks
Income investing

The big dividends on offer from mining stocks

Miners have gone from bust to boom and are now paying out some of the biggest dividends in the FTSE 100
22 Apr 2022
Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?
Stockmarkets

Is this the end of the road for Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk?

Shares in Russian gold miner Petropavlovsk have collapsed 90% this year as sanctions have gutted its business model. Rupert Hargreaves asks if the com…
21 Apr 2022
How to beat rising energy prices
Personal finance

How to beat rising energy prices

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at why alternatives to traditional boilers look appealing in the face of rising prices
17 Apr 2022
Why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance" with energy prices at record highs
Energy

Why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance" with energy prices at record highs

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent gas and power prices soaring. Alex Rankine explains why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance".
15 Apr 2022
How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?
House prices

How many ounces of gold does it take to buy an average house in the UK?

House prices have soared in recent years. But what, asks Dominic Frisby, if you look at them using a more durable form of money – gold?
12 Apr 2022
These two mining giants are paying out massive dividends
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These two mining giants are paying out massive dividends

Miners are paying out huge dividends right now, evidence of the capital discipline that has served them well during the current commodities boom. Rupe…
12 Apr 2022
Coal is back in fashion – Thungela Resources is one way to profit
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Coal is back in fashion – Thungela Resources is one way to profit

It might not be ESG-compliant, but this coal producer still looks cheap, even although it’s already rocketed in price, says Rupert Hargreaves.
11 Apr 2022
The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit
Investments

The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit

The UK has just released details of its long-term energy strategy, which emphasises offshore wind power. Rupert Hargreaves explains how you can invest…
8 Apr 2022
Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?
Gold

Are gold miners finally set to outperform plain old gold?

Gold miners are meant to outperform gold. Yet since 2003, that hasn’t been the case. What’s changed – and will they ever make a comeback? Dominic Fris…
6 Apr 2022
Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?
Currencies

Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?

Russia is no longer accepting dollars as payment for its energy. Could this threaten the dollar’s status as global reserve currency? John Stepek is no…
5 Apr 2022