The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction
Global Economy

The charts that matter: markets cheer Powell’s inaction

Markets were holding their breath for most of the week ahead of the Fed's Jackson Hole Symposium but in the end they cheered Chair Jay Powell's inacti…
27 Aug 2021
Soaring food prices fuel unrest
Global Economy

Soaring food prices fuel unrest

Poor harvests and logistical problems have seen food prices soar, fuelling protests from Haiti to South Africa.
6 Aug 2021
The commodities “supercycle” pauses for breath
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Commodities

The commodities “supercycle” pauses for breath

Commodity prices have all surged this year as economies have reopened. But now some raw materials have started to come off the boil.
25 Jun 2021
Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?
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Commodities

Is the commodity bull market already losing steam?

Commodities have put in a blistering performance over the past year. But – oil aside – the commodity bull market looks like it might have peaked. Domi…
16 Jun 2021
Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet
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Global Economy

Mayssa Al Midani: agritech, nutrition and climate change – feeding the world while caring for the planet

Merryn talks to Mayssa Al Midani of the Pictet Nutrition fund about how she invests in feeding the world's expanding population in a sustainable way, …
4 Jun 2021
Lab-grown meat: how “moo’s law” will drive innovation
Soft commodities

Lab-grown meat: how “moo’s law” will drive innovation

Jim Mellon and Anthony Chow, co-founders of Aim-listed Agronomics, explain why they believe that “cellular agriculture” will benefit from massive long…
16 Apr 2021
How you can profit from the fast-growing cannabis industry
Soft commodities

How you can profit from the fast-growing cannabis industry

Once an investment taboo, the cannabis sector is poised to thrive in 2021. David Stevenson looks at how best to buy in.
16 Mar 2021
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Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics
Soft commodities

Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics

Global water shortages have long hampered growth and development, and climate change has exacerbated the problem. Will the coronavirus pandemic be a t…
25 Feb 2021
How the commodities supercycle will foment unrest around the world
Commodities

How the commodities supercycle will foment unrest around the world

Commodities, including metals, energy and agricultural goods have seen prices climb steadily. With many societies are already on edge, we could see a …
21 Jan 2021
Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution
UK Economy

Britain’s chaotic post-Brexit agricultural revolution

The government is making huge changes to how farm subsidies operate after Brexit. Farmers say that the details of what will replace them are still far…
12 Dec 2020
US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs
Global Economy

US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs

With US states decriminalising the use even of hard drugs, and legalising the recreational use of cannabis, this could be the beginning of the end for…
21 Nov 2020
The world in 2040: expect water shortages and a bellicose China
Global Economy

The world in 2040: expect water shortages and a bellicose China

Jonathan Compton predicts the key economic and political changes investors should factor in over the next two decades.
6 Nov 2020
The best ways to invest in the farms of the future
Soft commodities

The best ways to invest in the farms of the future

Jonathan Compton assesses the key trends in post-pandemic agriculture and how you could profit from them.
20 Aug 2020
7 April 1999: The WTO rules in favour of the US in the Banana Wars
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7 April 1999: The WTO rules in favour of the US in the Banana Wars

The World Trade Organisation sides with the US over the EU's preferential treatment of its former colonies in the banana trade, on this day in 1999.
7 Apr 2020
Investors are experiencing a cannabis comedown
Soft commodities

Investors are experiencing a cannabis comedown

Things seemed to be turning out well for pot-heads in 2019 – and for the companies that seek to provide for their needs. Then a new, more depressing r…
1 Jan 2020
Cash in on cannabis as a new industry emerges
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Cash in on cannabis as a new industry emerges

The prohibitionist era is over: countries are rapidly legalising marijuana for medical and recreational use. Ben Judge reviews the latest developments…
16 May 2019
Chart of the week: hogs high on swine fever
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: hogs high on swine fever

The number of pigs in China, around 450 million, is set to shrink by a third by the end of 2019 as swine flu rages – meanwhile, US pork sales to China…
29 Apr 2019
Agri-tech: harvesting profits from the future of the food industry
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Agri-tech: harvesting profits from the future of the food industry

The agricultural sector has long survived by throwing more pesticides, machines and land at every problem. That won’t work any more. Merryn Somerset W…
25 Apr 2019
Britain is running out of water
Economy

Britain is running out of water

Drier summers and a rapidly growing population mean parts of Britain will run out of water in 25 years. What can we do about it, and how much would it…
30 Mar 2019
Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry
Funds

Save on tax and save the planet: put some money in forestry

You can’t expect to find a magic money tree, but if you are a wealthier investor, then adding a forest to your portfolio could boost your returns – an…
21 Feb 2019
Chart of the week: coffee comes off the boil
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: coffee comes off the boil

Coffee prices have tumbled to a 12-year low, thanks to a bumper crop in Brazil – the world’s largest producer – and a stronger US dollar.
28 Sep 2018
Chart of the week: vanilla is more valuable than silver
Commodities

Chart of the week: vanilla is more valuable than silver

Vanilla is one of the world’s most popular flavours, but a dear one. As this chart shows, a supply squeeze over the past few years has propelled price…
24 Aug 2018