ANALYSIS: Is now the time to go overweight oil majors?

ANALYSIS: Is now the time to go overweight oil...

The first quarter has proved lucrative for the gargantuan oil companies of Exxon, Chevron and BP. But are their fortunes purely macro-driven or are there other reasons for investors to reconsider the sector?

Published : 2, May 2017
Gold sales soar following UK snap election decision

Gold sales soar following UK snap election decision...

Physical gold sales soared on Tuesday after UK prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election, according to The Pure Gold Company.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Investors keep pouring money into commodities

Investors keep pouring money into commodities

European investors have increased their commodity exposure by investing $1.3bn (£1bn, €1.2bn) in broad commodity ETFs in 1Q17, this compares with $1.8bn invested in the whole of 2016, according to figures from ETF provider Source.

Published : 18, Apr 2017
Value beats volume for commodities companies, says Investec

Value beats volume for commodities companies,...

Instead of focusing on growth, the commodity and resources sector now stresses profitability, said Investec's Tom Nelson.

Published : 12, Apr 2017
Oil supply glut good news for investors

Oil supply glut good news for investors

Oil prices will be stuck around $50 per barrel for the next five years, leaving investors to take advantage of low prices and hedge against volatility, predicts WisdomTree research analyst Nick Leung.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
Commodities beat bonds for portfolio diversification

Commodities beat bonds for portfolio diversification...

With bonds no longer the diversifier they used to be, investors have to increase the number of building blocks in their portfolios.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
Forecasts frustrated by too many unknowns

Forecasts frustrated by too many unknowns

Caution should prevail while economists struggle with forecasts in a climate of too many unknowns, according to François Duhen, chief economist and strategist at Swiss banking group Crédit Mutuel-CIC.

Published : 15, Feb 2017
New commodity tracker fund sees record inflows

New commodity tracker fund sees record inflows...

A new Ucits exchange-traded fund (ETF), which tracks the Bloomberg Commodity Index (BCOM), has become the fastest growing European tracker fund in the last five years, according to its promoter Source UK Services.

Published : 7, Feb 2017
Columna Commodities Fund suspends redemptions

Columna Commodities Fund suspends redemptionsLock icon

The Columna Commodities Fund, which "officially" invested in a range of commodity-linked assets, has suspended redemptions due to a failure to liquidate two of its investments.

Published : 18, Jan 2017
Natural resources investments begin to blossom

Natural resources investments begin to blossom...Lock icon

After five consecutive years of material negative returns, commodity-related investments have enjoyed a strong rally so far this year, outperforming the broader equity and fixed income markets.

Published : 16, Dec 2016
Dollar rallies, gold falls on back of Fed’s ‘happy’ hike

Dollar rallies, gold falls on back of Fed’s ‘happy’...

The dollar surged this morning on the back of only the second Fed rate rise since the 2008 financial crisis.

Published : 15, Dec 2016
Pimco fined $20m for misleading investors on active ETF

Pimco fined $20m for misleading investors on active...Lock icon

Investment manager Pimco has been fined nearly $20m (£15.9m, €18.9m) by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for misleading investors about the performance of its actively managed Total Return ETF.

Published : 2, Dec 2016
Oil spikes after OPEC strikes first deal in 8 years

Oil spikes after OPEC strikes first deal in 8...

The price of Brent crude oil surged above $50 (£40, €47) per barrel as rumours became reality that OPEC members had finally reached an agreement.

Published : 30, Nov 2016
Gold miners surge as Trump risk lifts commodity optimism

Gold miners surge as Trump risk lifts commodity...

Gold jumped as much as $75 (£60, €68) an ounce on Wednesday, while gold miners surged as investors watched Donald Trump edge ever closer to the White House.

Published : 9, Nov 2016
US investors turn to gold as US election looms

US investors turn to gold as US election looms...

New US investors in gold increased by 81% over the month of October as the price of bullion fell to its lowest level since April at $1266 per ounce.

Published : 1, Nov 2016
ANALYSIS: Is commodities a key call for 2017

ANALYSIS: Is commodities a key call for 2017

2016 has been a good year for commodities. Year-to-date, the FTSE World Mining index is up just less than 56% in dollar terms, while the FTSE oil and gas index is up just less than 20%.

Published : 13, Oct 2016
Investors pile into commodities

Investors pile into commoditiesLock icon

European investors have been seeking exposure to commodities at an unprecedented scale in the first eight months of the year. Active commodity funds, however, are losing out.

Published : 30, Sep 2016
Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

Gold alternatives in the post-Brexit world

With gold having been one of 2016’s most popular defensive strategies against persisting low returns and the struggle for income, Legal & General Investment Management’s multi-index fund range manager Justin Onuekwusi outlines four alternatives to gold for the post-Brexit world.

Published : 26, Sep 2016
ANALYSIS: A double-take on gold funds

ANALYSIS: A double-take on gold fundsLock icon

George Cheveley, manager of the Investec Global Gold Fund, details his structured, two-pronged approach, while Ani Markova, head of the Smith & Williamson Global Gold Fund, describes her fund's long-term strategy. Chelsea Financial Services' managing director Darius McDermott offers a neutral viewpoint.

Published : 30, Aug 2016
ANALYSIS: Is the golden opportunity still alive?

ANALYSIS: Is the golden opportunity still alive?...

The first half of 2016 was the first time investment has been the largest component of gold demand for two consecutive quarters. Should this leave gold bugs feeling vindicated or afraid?

Published : 12, Aug 2016

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