Commodities

Commodity news and insights from the Alternative Asset team

Buying Bitcoin now, while the prices are low and commentators are claiming the asset class has had its day in the sun, could be a wise move. This is according to Brian Kelly, the founder of BK Capital Management, who claims that the naysayers could be wrong and that alternative

Investing in commodities continues to be a wise decision for 2018, according to investment bank Goldman Sachs, which has been flying the flag for the alternative asset class for some time now. The overriding reason for the bank’s bullishness is its prediction that commodity prices will continue to rise in

One of Europe’s largest asset managers is planning to launch Europe’s first mutual fund based on bitcoin, building on the market’s growing interest in cryptocurrency. Tobam, a Paris-based investment bank that currently has around $9 billion (£6.8 billion) of assets under management, will soon launch an unregulated bitcoin fund that

The CEO of Chinese state-controlled mining firm MMG has stated that the nation is "hungry" for new investment in the mining sector, with the company set to be one of the main sources of funding. MMG Ltd, the international mining arm of state-owned China Minmetals Corp, has been selected as

canada investment

Canada has been ranked the world's fifth best investment destination thanks to improving macro economic indicators and growing optimism, according to a new survey of business executives. Commissioned by accounting firm Ernst & Young, the Canadian Capital Confidence Barometer survey is the second consecutive study to rank Canada among the

copper prices

Copper and other metal prices have risen following the release of strong economic data from the US, according to data from the London Metal Exchange. Figures show copper prices were up 0.53 per cent at $5,613 per metric ton in trading last week, while the price of gold continued its

oil pipeline

Oil prices have come close to their highest levels in nearly a month following statistics that show there has been an unexpected rise in US inventories. According to new government data, US crude stockpiles rose by 1.6 million barrels at the start of April as refineries produced significantly more oil.

Industrial profits from firms in China surged almost 32 per cent in the first two months of 2017, marking the fastest pace in almost six years, as commodities including coal and iron ore grew higher. According to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, total industrial profits over the first

Oil Rig

The oil and gas industry will turn cash flow positive for the first time in three years – as long as OPEC production cuts drive oil prices above $55 a barrel. A new report from the respected energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie suggests the sector is close to recovery after being

OPEC

Oil prices have seen a marked rise in the wake of a brave new move by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to slash production. Prices increased by almost nine per cent as a result of the OPEC decision, with Brent Oil and West Texas Crude Oil both