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Aug 25, 2015

Copper casts shadow over growth

Six-year low for key commodity seen as a sign of slowing global growth.

Aug 17, 2015

Gold sees largest decline in investor sentiment

Net sentiment remains strongest for UK property at 54 per cent.

Aug 13, 2015

Investment demand for gold “muted” in second quarter

Gold demand fell in the second quarter due to reduced demand from consumers in India and China, the World Gold Council reported.

Asia Pacific| Aug 11, 2015

China-focused stocks slump as Beijing devalues currency

Stocks exposed to the Chinese economy take a fresh hit after Beijing policymakers catch investors off guard by weakening currency

Aug 10, 2015

Tom Holl made co-manager of natural resources funds

He has been part of BlackRock’s natural resources equity team since 2008.

Aug 06, 2015

News Analysis: Gold’s purple patch halts

Following a five-year slump in the price of gold, Philip Scott explores what role the precious metal now has in investors’ portfolios.

Analysis & Opinion
Insight: Investing in commodities

Aug 21, 2015

Insight: Investing in commodities

Volatility keeps some investors away from commodities, but the sector could offer something as part of a balanced portfolio, says Spriha Srivastava.

Aug 10, 2015

Fund Review: Investec Global Energy

Five-stage process helps managers uncover global investment opportunities.

Aug 03, 2015

Fund Review: Gold and precious metals

Price of bullion slumps to a five-year low, signalling the end of gold rush.

Aug 03, 2015

Fund Review: Smith & Williamson Global Gold and Resources

Ani Markova explains why she takes a more balanced approach to the sector.

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Special Reports

Precious metals - July 2015

Precious metal trading taps into the ‘greed and fear’ of investors.

FTAdviser Blog

Price slump begs question, what’s the value of gold?

Some analysts expect the price to fall below $1,000 by the end of the year.

Special Reports

Commodities - March 2015

Commodity prices to remain subdued as global growth stalls.

Recent Articles
  1. Gold price crosses “key thresholds”
    Aug 05, 2015

    Gold price crosses “key thresholds”

    The price of gold has crossed “key thresholds”, according to Bullion Vault.

  2. Oil price slumps below $50 on supply concerns
    Aug 04, 2015

    Oil price slumps below $50 on supply concerns

    The price of Brent crude oil fell below $50 per barrel to the lowest level since January on Monday.

  3. Metal madness: Investing in gold
    Alternative Investments| Jul 27, 2015

    Metal madness: Investing in gold

    In his latest blog, 7IM’s Ben Kumar asks: what is the fascination with gold?

  4. Price slump begs question, what’s the value of gold?

    Price slump begs question, what’s the value of gold?

    Some analysts expect the price to fall below $1,000 by the end of the year.

  5. Mining firms’ dividends are nearing ‘questionable’ levels
    Jul 22, 2015

    Mining firms’ dividends are nearing ‘questionable’ levels

    BlackRock’s Markham is ditching companies she feels may be unable to pay their dividends.

  6. Managers ramp up cash exposure to 5.5%
    Alternative Investments| Jul 21, 2015

    Managers ramp up cash exposure to 5.5%

    Survey reveals average cash weighting among global managers is at its highest level since the financial crisis.

  7. China crash hits commodity prices
    Emerging Markets| Jul 13, 2015

    China crash hits commodity prices

    Evan-Cook says fall in commodity prices also offers opportunities for Asia-focused investors.

  8. Precious metals - July 2015
    From Our Publications| Jul 06, 2015

    Precious metals - July 2015

    Precious metal trading taps into the ‘greed and fear’ of investors.

  9. Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation
    Investments| Jun 05, 2015

    Jargon Busting: Contango and backwardation

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

  10. Hargreaves culls resources funds from Wealth 150
    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.

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