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
Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears
Porsche assembly line
Industrial metals

Metals prices wobble on slowdown fears

The S&P GSCI index of 24 major raw materials has fallen back 9% since mid-June on growing fears of a recession, and copper has hit a 16-month low aft…
30 Jun 2022
The natural resources industry is in a tight spot – which is bad news for the rest of us
Excavators at a copper mine
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
How to invest in the copper boom
Copper sheets
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
How to invest in the multi-decade boom in industrial metals
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
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
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Copper is set for a long bull market – here’s how to invest in it
Industrial metals

Copper is set for a long bull market – here’s how to invest in it

Commodity prices have started to cool – with the exception of one industrial metal that is in short supply but is an essential ingredient in almost ev…
30 Mar 2022
Xiang Guangda: the “Big Shot” who broke the nickel market
People

Xiang Guangda: the “Big Shot” who broke the nickel market

The founder of the world’s largest producer of stainless steel recently found himself on the painful end of a wrong-way bet on the nickel price. The “…
19 Mar 2022
How the London Metals Exchange saved the nickel short-sellers’ bacon
Industrial metals

How the London Metals Exchange saved the nickel short-sellers’ bacon

Short sellers were caught out as the price of nickel briefly soared to $100,000 a tonne. But the London Metals Exchange saved their skins by halting t…
18 Mar 2022
Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??
Commodities

Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??

Commodities from gold to oil have fallen dramatically after weeks of strong gains. Dominic Frisby looks at what might be next for commodity prices.
16 Mar 2022
Mining stocks have been great investments this year – but is it time to sell?
Commodities

Mining stocks have been great investments this year – but is it time to sell?

Markets have not had a good start to 2022 – with the exception of mining stocks. John Stepek asks if the sector has further to go, or if you should ta…
11 Mar 2022
How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upturned the commodities market
Commodities

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has upturned the commodities market

Dominic Frisby looks at the commodities Russia produces, how markets have been affected but its invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions, and what…
9 Mar 2022
Why has the nickel price trebled since Monday?
Industrial metals

Why has the nickel price trebled since Monday?

The price of nickel has risen by 250% this week to over $100,000 a ton. John Stepek explains what's going on and how it might affect you.
8 Mar 2022
Commodities boom spreads beyond energy and metals
Commodities

Commodities boom spreads beyond energy and metals

Commodity prices are soaring – oil, gas, copper and a whole host of metals has seen prices take off. But price rises are spreading to soft commodities…
18 Feb 2022
The world needs more metal – so buy mining stocks
Mining stocks

The world needs more metal – so buy mining stocks

The world is in need of metal, but supply is constrained. That opens up huge opportunities for investors who buy the miners that produce them, says Me…
14 Feb 2022
How to invest in copper, the most useful metal in the world
Commodities

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

Copper may have a useful role to play in the green transition. Dominic Frisby explains how investors can get exposure to copper.
9 Feb 2022
How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash
Commodities

How to invest in energy and metals as tech stocks crash

It’s been a terrible week for stockmarkets. But not everything is crashing – “real” assets such as metals and energy are holding up well and should ha…
26 Jan 2022
Industrial metals: electric vehicles are driving a boom in prices
Industrial metals

Industrial metals: electric vehicles are driving a boom in prices

The soaring popularity of electric vehicles is pushing up the price of the industrial metals that make up the batteries.
21 Jan 2022
How China is cornering the market for electric-car batteries
Industrial metals

How China is cornering the market for electric-car batteries

The West is sleepwalking into a situation where it has traded its old reliance on Middle East oil for dependence on key metals controlled by China. Th…
8 Jan 2022
Lithium price embarks on a long boom
Industrial metals

Lithium price embarks on a long boom

Rising demand for electric vehicles has driven the lithium price in China up by 276% since the start of the year to $30,940 a tonne
3 Dec 2021
What happened to the commodities supercycle?
Commodities

What happened to the commodities supercycle?

There was much talk earlier this year of a commodities supercycle. But even as energy markets boom, other commodities have come back down to earth.
9 Oct 2021