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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.

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.

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.

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.

Analysis & Opinion
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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Commodities - March 2015
    From Our Publications| Mar 30, 2015

    Commodities - March 2015

    Commodity prices to remain subdued as global growth stalls.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Be wary of rebound in price of oil
    Investments| Mar 16, 2015

    Be wary of rebound in price of oil

    Managers warn the recent rally in the price of crude oil may just be a ‘dead cat bounce’.

  5. Oil price is bottoming out: BlackRock
    Investments| Mar 10, 2015

    Oil price is bottoming out: BlackRock

    Investment firm thinks ‘acute and concentrated pain’ could be ending for energy companies.

  6. Aberforth eyes opportunities in oil and gas stocks
    UK| Mar 09, 2015

    Aberforth eyes opportunities in oil and gas stocks

    Tumbling share prices of oil and gas firms have piqued the interest of Aberforth’s managers.

  7. Fund Selector: Studying delaying strategies
    Multi-Asset Funds| Mar 09, 2015

    Fund Selector: Studying delaying strategies

    Implications of the Greece deal, Yellen’s words and FTSE high.

  8. Investec’s George steps back from funds to focus on US role
    Feb 12, 2015

    Investec’s George steps back from funds to focus on US role

    Bradley George to relinquish role as head of Investec's commodities & resources team to become managing director of its US client group.

  9. Baker Steel fund to double down in major fund raising bid
    Investment Trusts| Feb 04, 2015

    Baker Steel fund to double down in major fund raising bid

    Baker Steel Resources manager claims sector is ‘near the bottom’ as he seeks to raise £100m.

  10. European markets move higher in wake of ECB stimulus
    Economic Indicators| Jan 23, 2015

    European markets move higher in wake of ECB stimulus

    Stockmarkets continue to react positively to the quantitative easing from the European Central Bank.

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