Commodities

Gold is top-performing asset class as Covid-19 and inflation fears prevail

Investors have piled into gold partly because of concern that central bank policies will lead to a surge in inflation.

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50 days of lockdown: which investment funds have outperformed?

Hannah Smith on the best and worst performing funds, and the largest dividend cuts during lockdown.

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After the oil price crash: the key differences between Brent and WTI

WisdomTrees Mobeen Tahir on the two benchmarks, and the forces that will shape the commodity going forwards.

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Never sell Shell? Blow for UK equity income funds as oil major cuts dividend for first time in over 70 years

Shell cuts its dividend for the first time since the Second World War amid the oil price collapse.

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Large price swings aside, gold will continue to shine

Evangelos Assimakos on why the commodity remains resilient.

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World’s largest oil fund rule change shows how no ETF is truly passive

ETFs and index funds may allow investors to passively track the market, but how they do so always involves some level of decision-making.

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Oil explainer: the key drivers that cause the oil price to move up and down

We offer an insight into some of the drivers influencing global oil markets.

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US oil price falls to lowest level since 1999

This tumble came on the back of concern that the US is fast running out of places to store crude.

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Why investors are buying gold at the fastest pace since the financial crisis

Gold as an asset class continues to undergo a transformation, and is back to being a key portfolio asset for investors.

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