Silver and other precious metals

Platinum has lost its shine – but the green energy revolution could change all that
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Silver and other precious metals

Platinum has lost its shine – but the green energy revolution could change all that

Platinum has had a terrible few years – right now, it is at the same price as it was in 2003. But that could soon change. Dominic Frisby puts the case…
7 Oct 2020
The rising dollar is proving bad news for most other assets – will it last?
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The rising dollar is proving bad news for most other assets – will it last?

Precious metals, stocks and pretty much every other asset has taken a tumble as the US dollar strengthens. Dominic Frisby looks at how long this trend…
23 Sep 2020
CCI: this indicator can help you decide when to buy and sell silver
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CCI: this indicator can help you decide when to buy and sell silver

CCI - the “commodity channel index” – is a technical indicator that can help traders spot entry and exit points. Dominic Frisby runs it over the silve…
24 Aug 2020
Platinum: the precious metal that looks set to play catch-up with silver and gold
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Silver and other precious metals

Platinum: the precious metal that looks set to play catch-up with silver and gold

Gold and silver continue to soar, but there's still time to get in. And there's another precious metal that looks set to go on a bull run too, says Jo…
7 Aug 2020
Silver price begins to catch up with gold
Silver and other precious metals

Silver price begins to catch up with gold

After climbing 36% in the last month alone, the silver price has hit a seven-year high.
30 Jul 2020
The best bet in the base metals rally
Industrial metals

The best bet in the base metals rally

The prices of key industrial metals have been enjoying a spectacular rally.
3 Jul 2020
Diamond glut won’t be forever
Silver and other precious metals

Diamond glut won’t be forever

Diamond stocks have been piling up after suppliers refused to cut prices. But demand could soon pick up.
19 Jun 2020

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Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage
Gold

Precious metals will keep shining – buy these funds to take advantage

Data on volatility suggests that a V-shaped recovery may not happen, so hold gold or silver.
1 Jun 2020
My favourite way to buy silver
Commodities

My favourite way to buy silver

Unlike gold, you have to pay VAT on the silver you buy. But there is a way to still get a fantastic bargain, says Bengt Saelensminde. Here, he reveals…
21 Apr 2020
Extraordinary times create extraordinary opportunities – these assets look cheap
Gold

Extraordinary times create extraordinary opportunities – these assets look cheap

With the stage set for some monumental fiscal stimulus, this is most definitely a time to own some gold. And if you’re bold enough, says Dominic Frisb…
18 Mar 2020
Silver has almost never been this cheap – but should you buy?
Silver and other precious metals

Silver has almost never been this cheap – but should you buy?

With silver one hundred times cheaper than gold, the silver-gold-price ratio is close to an all-time high. The obvious trade is to sell gold and buy s…
11 Mar 2020
You should all own some silver. Just don’t expect it to make you rich
Silver and other precious metals

You should all own some silver. Just don’t expect it to make you rich

Silver is cool, beautiful and immensely useful. But for investors it's the most frustrating of metals. Dominic Frisby explains why you should own some…
12 Feb 2020
Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet
Gold

Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet

If you want to make money from investing, says Dominic Frisby, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull …
22 Jan 2020
Diamonds lose their shine for investors
Commodities

Diamonds lose their shine for investors

Diamond miners are in dire straits. The $90bn market is being squeezed by demand and supply problems and faces a long-term threat from manufactured ge…
6 Dec 2019
Buy gold coins, get the history for free
Gold

Buy gold coins, get the history for free

Gold has been a popular store of value for millennia. As a result, coin collectors can bag a tiny piece of history for little more than the price of i…
20 Nov 2019
Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine
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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
The silver price should be soaring – so why isn't it?
Silver and other precious metals

The silver price should be soaring – so why isn't it?

Silver boasts promising fundamentals and vast scope for price rises. Nevertheless, it has failed to fulfil its potential. There is no metal more frust…
24 Oct 2019
Artificial diamonds: a girl’s new best friend
Commodities

Artificial diamonds: a girl’s new best friend

Big names such as De Beers are grappling with a cyclical downturn – and a long-term challenge from artificial diamonds. It could change the market bey…
19 Oct 2019
Chart of the week: palladium hits another high
Commodities

Chart of the week: palladium hits another high

Palladium hit another record high this week, with the spot price reaching $1,700 an ounce.
7 Oct 2019
The precious metals rollercoaster is heading into a big dip
Gold

The precious metals rollercoaster is heading into a big dip

It has been an exciting summer for precious metals enthusiasts, with gold, silver and platinum all making big gains. But now it’s all unwinding. Domin…
2 Oct 2019
What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?
Commodities

What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold. But for the last few years, that’s not been the case. Dominic Frisby explains why that is, an…
18 Sep 2019
Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold
Gold

Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold

The gold/silver ratio tracks the relative progress of the two monetary metals by dividing the silver price into the gold price, revealing how many oun…
2 Sep 2019