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Governments’ money-printing mania bodes well for base metals

Money is being printed like there is no tomorrow. Much of it will be used to pay for infrastructure projects – and that will be good for metals, says …
27 May 2020
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Commodity prices are hitting new lows

Commodity prices are as cheap as they've ever been, but don't expect them to rebound as fast as they did after the global financial crisis.
22 May 2020
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Keep an eye on steel and iron ore prices

Those hoping for a swift rebound should keep an eye on the steel market.
1 May 2020
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The uranium price is finally on the rise – here’s the easiest way to bet on a bull market

The uranium price has been quietly creeping up to hit a four-year high. Dominic Frisby explains what’s behind the rise, and picks the best way to inve…
15 Apr 2020
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Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine

Palladium and rhodium have outstripped platinum in the past few years. But thanks to the advent of fuel-cell cars, that could soon change, says Domini…
7 Nov 2019
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Ecuador’s El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom

Ecuador is finally set to cash in on its vast metals deposits. The domestic political backdrop has stabilised and international investors are beginnin…
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Chart of the week: Dr Copper diagnoses an ailing economy

The price of copper has slipped by a fifth this year and is now at a near-two-year low of around $5,600 a tonne.
14 Oct 2019
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The cycles in the metals market: when will zinc and copper shine?

The prices of two of the world’s most important industrial commodities have slipped over the past few years. Dominic Frisby assesses the outlook and e…
3 Oct 2019
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Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre

Palladium has gained 70% in a year. It now trades at about $1,530 per ounce. But any escalation in the US-China trade could spell an end to the rally.
5 Aug 2019
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Chart of the week: nickel bucks the metals trend

The price of nickel has soared by almost a quarter to a 13-month high in just a fortnight.
29 Jul 2019
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Why I’m betting on a return of the copper bull market

After peaking in 2011, the copper price experienced a painful bear market. But recently, we have been in something of an uptrend. Dominic Frisby is be…
10 Jul 2019
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The lure of Latin America: get set for a new mining boom

Latin America has long been fertile, yet dangerous territory for mining investors. But now the legal backdrop is improving and the prospects for the r…
27 Jun 2019
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Chart of the week: China’s trade war trump card

China is by far the dominant supplier of rare earth metals - a group of 17 elements used in applications ranging from military and industrial lasers t…
3 Jun 2019
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The charts that matter: the great bond bubble revisited

A slide in bond yields this week has driven the yield curve lower. John Stepek looks at how this has affected the charts that matter most to the globa…
1 Jun 2019
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Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic …
22 May 2019
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Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
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Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.
1 Apr 2019
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Uranium looks a good long-term bet – here’s how to play it

Uranium is viewed with suspicion by the public, but it’s an essential part of global energy production – and we are set for a shortage. Dominic Frisby…
20 Mar 2019
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Chart of the week: Copper's revival

After plunging by a fifth last year, the copper price has jumped to their highest level in eight months: around $6,500 per tonne.
4 Mar 2019
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Watch the copper price – if it keeps rising, this bull market could have legs

The price of copper, one of the most important metals in the world, is climbing. Dominic Frisby looks at what’s behind the rise, and picks the best wa…
26 Feb 2019
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Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?

The price of palladium has hit a new record of $1,495 per ounce. Last year it overtook the gold price, and it is also more highly valued than its sist…
22 Feb 2019