Commodities

How to profit from the electric car boom

Revolutionary progress in the electric vehicle market is driving a surge in demand for advanced car batteries and related commodities.

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Commodities return to favour – here’s what investors are buying

It’s not just gold that has been shining in the first five months of this year amid trade war talks and political uncertainty.

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How should investors play the oil rally?

Unless global growth tails off or US shale production ramps up and floods the market, oil prices should stay strong

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Is Bitcoin a useless fad or the future of money?

Emerging technologies are always difficult for investors to weigh up, and cryptocurrencies are no different.

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Why investors should be buying silver instead of gold

Gold is viewed as the ultimate safe haven asset, but investors should be taking a closer look at silver instead.

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Parliament launches inquiry into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The meteoric rise of cryptocurrency into public consciousness has piqued the interest of the Parliamentary Treasury Committee.

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Oil spike possible in 2018 as global risks intensify

At the beginning of 2017, we predicted strengthening fundamentals would drive the oil price to near $60 bbl by the end of the year. While our expectations were met, the market proved reluctant to react.

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Bitcoin investors face tax uncertainty as self-assessment deadline looms

The deadline for submitting a tax return is tomorrow (Wednesday 31 January) – but some people who made massive gains by investing in bitcoin and have then sold their investment may be unaware that they owe tax. 

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The Colonel: Spare me the breezy bitcoin bull

Bitcon. Everything interesting last year was overshadowed by dreary nonsense about bitcoin and so-called cryptocurrencies – even into 2018. Cryptocobblers more like.

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