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Investments| Jun 05, 2015

Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation

This week’s column takes us to the jargonerific world of the futures market.

Jun 02, 2015

Hargreaves culls resources funds from Wealth 150

Discount broker removes four funds from its recommended list as it tweaks how it analyses commodity-focused funds.

Economic Indicators| Apr 30, 2015

Experts caution inflation to rise faster than expected

Even as the developed world slips towards deflation, experts warn of the potential for higher inflation as price rises loom on the horizon.

Apr 15, 2015

Heartwood invests in commodities after two year hiatus

Group targets commodity sector after actively avoiding the asset class for at least two years.

Equities| Apr 13, 2015

BG deal threatens Shell’s dividends

Anglo-Dutch oil giant’s £47bn takeover plan rattles UK equity income investors.

Investment Trusts| Mar 24, 2015

BlackRock World Mining credibility ‘damaged’: Canaccord

Broker claims “horrific” year for the World Mining trust leaves credibility “damaged” and claims “disappointing” fee cut does not go far enough.

Analysis & Opinion
Recent Articles
  1. Crude estimates
    Apr 23, 2015

    Crude estimates

    Energy analysts are divided as to whether the price of oil will stay around US$100bbl by the end of the year or return to historic levels.

  2. Commodities - March 2015
    From Our Publications| Mar 30, 2015

    Commodities - March 2015

    Commodity prices to remain subdued as global growth stalls.

  3. From Special Report: Commodities - March 2015| Mar 30, 2015

    Points of entry into passive investing

    Commodities can offer interesting opportunities for passive investors if they know what to look for.

  4. From Special Report: Commodities - March 2015| Mar 30, 2015

    ‘Safe haven’ asset starts year strongly

    Diverse sources of demand suggest gold has not yet lost its lustre for investors.

  5. From Special Report: Commodities - March 2015| Mar 30, 2015

    Canny investors to cash in on oil slump

    Investors look to dip their toe into the asset class as prices stay lower.

  6. Fund Selector: Upside of deflation
    Investments| Mar 23, 2015

    Fund Selector: Upside of deflation

    Oil prices and inflation have been falling, but it’s not always clear how to exploit either trend.

  7. Experts unimpressed by North Sea oil support plan
    Equities| Mar 23, 2015

    Experts unimpressed by North Sea oil support plan

    Cuts to government levies on oil producers will have little effect, fund managers claim.

  8. Commodities specialist Raw to depart BlackRock
    Investment Trusts| Mar 19, 2015

    Commodities specialist Raw to depart BlackRock

    Group’s World Mining trust will be managed by Evy Hambro and Olivia Markham once Catherine Raw leaves the asset manager.

  9. Budget 2015: UK oil industry given shot in arm
    Investments| Mar 18, 2015

    Budget 2015: UK oil industry given shot in arm

    Chancellor outlines plans for £1.3bn package of support measures as price of crude oil remains at low levels.

  10. Fund Selector: Should you dig gold?
    Investments| Mar 18, 2015

    Fund Selector: Should you dig gold?

    Investing in gold mine suppliers rather than mines might be wise.

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