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Chart of the week: salmon prices are leaping
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Chart of the week: salmon prices are leaping

The salmon market is facing a global supply shock thanks to a toxic sea algae related to the unusually high water temperatures caused by the El Niño p…
1 Apr 2016
The assets to buy now – March 2016
Stockmarkets

The assets to buy now – March 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the maj…
3 Mar 2016
Carnage in commodities
Commodities

Carnage in commodities

Commodity prices have hit their lowest level since the late 1990s. And while there is scope for a rally in 2016, an upturn is unlikely to mark the sta…
24 Dec 2015
Chart of the week: Strong dollar shreds US wheat exports
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: Strong dollar shreds US wheat exports

The soaring dollar is causing a nasty decline in US wheat exports, set to fall to a 44-year low in the year to next June, helping to wipe 38% off Amer…
18 Dec 2015
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How big data will feed the global population – however big it gets
Soft commodities

How big data will feed the global population – however big it gets

Precision agriculture – a mixture of big data and robotics – will squeeze ever-greater yields from every acre of crop, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
13 Oct 2015
There won’t be a global food shortage, instead there will be a glut
Economy

There won’t be a global food shortage, instead there will be a glut

Many people predict a future where there is not enough food to go round, as populations grow. But it’s quite possible we will have too much food, says…
24 Sep 2015
What’s wrong with British dairy farmers?
Economy

What’s wrong with British dairy farmers?

Dairy farmers are protesting against low milk prices and farmers unions want the government to intervene. Are supermarkets to blame, or is dairy produ…
15 Aug 2015
Chart of the week: A sharp rise in the price of olive oil
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: A sharp rise in the price of olive oil

Consumer prices for olive oil have climbed by an average of 10% worldwide this year due to drought and disease in southern Europe.
7 Aug 2015
Three reasons Latin America will be the next global breadbasket
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Three reasons Latin America will be the next global breadbasket

For a long time, agriculture in Latin America focused on a few key cash crops. Now, the industry is diversifying – and profiting. James McKeigue expla…
3 Aug 2015
The collapse in commodities
Commodities

The collapse in commodities

The fall in commodity prices has moved centre stage in investors' worries, with the pace quickening in the past few days.
31 Jul 2015
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A great bear market in raw materials
Commodities

A great bear market in raw materials

The Bloomberg Commodity index, which tracks 22 hard and soft raw materials, has fallen to a 13-year low.
23 Jul 2015
Profit from strong yields from agriculture: three stocks to buy now
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Profit from strong yields from agriculture: three stocks to buy now

The global food and agricultural economy is undergoing real change. Professional stockpickers Henry Boucher and Edward Bailey tip three shares to prof…
3 Jul 2015
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We made a fortune with Cresud – let’s double up on Latin American agriculture
Economy

We made a fortune with Cresud – let’s double up on Latin American agriculture

Now is still a great time to plough your money into Latin American agriculture. James McKeigue explains why, and tips one stock set to profit.
18 May 2015
Chart of the day: Olive oil prices are soaring
Soft commodities

Chart of the day: Olive oil prices are soaring

The price of extra virgin olive oil has hit a seven-year-high following a bad harvest in southern Europe.
12 Jan 2015
The meltdown in the cocoa price
Soft commodities

The meltdown in the cocoa price

Fears over a shortfall of cocoa now look to have been overdone as the price plummets.
5 Dec 2014
Palm Oil: A storm in a Pot Noodle
Soft commodities

Palm Oil: A storm in a Pot Noodle

Palm oil recently hit a five-year low, but the Chinese demand could see prices pick up.
17 Oct 2014
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Find your fortune on the farm
Stockmarkets

Find your fortune on the farm

As a formidable bull market engulfs agricultural land, firms supplying farm equipment, seeds and sprays are set to soar. Jonathan Compton tips the bes…
24 Apr 2014
Chart of the week: Sugar high is wearing off
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: Sugar high is wearing off

Rain has returned to Brazil following an unseasonally dry start to the year. That can mean only one thing for the price of sugar.
11 Apr 2014
Chart of the week: Expect a cocoa crunch
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: Expect a cocoa crunch

Cocoa supplies have struggled to keep pace with the growing demand for high-quality chocolate in emerging markets.
10 Mar 2014
The assets to buy now - March 2014
Stockmarkets

The assets to buy now - March 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on the maj…
7 Mar 2014
Chart of the week: coffee bubbles over
Soft commodities

Chart of the week: coffee bubbles over

A drought in Brazil has sent the price of high-quality coffee soaring so far this year.
3 Mar 2014
The assets to buy into now - January 2014
Stockmarkets

The assets to buy into now - January 2014

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? We give our monthly view on the ma…
6 Jan 2014
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A rare hint of value in the timber sector
Soft commodities

A rare hint of value in the timber sector

There's very little worth buying at the moment that is genuinely cheap. But this timber fund might fit the bill, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
29 Oct 2013
Cocoa prices: A chocoholic’s nightmare
Soft commodities

Cocoa prices: A chocoholic’s nightmare

A squeeze on the supply of cocoa has sent prices soaring.
25 Oct 2013
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