Commodities

Commodity news and insights from the Alternative Asset team
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Investors are increasingly looking beyond traditional collectibles and turning to classic cars as an alternative source of investment, according to recent research. The study, which was conducted by classic car insurance broker Footman James, revealed that more than one fifth of the 2,000 UK adults polled are considering buying a

After losing cash and clients over the last few years, the oil industry has begun to rally and managers are seeking a major uptick in interest from investors. So far this year, around $5 billion has flowed back into long-suffering commodities hedge funds, with the first three months of the

After losing cash and clients over the last few years, the oil industry has begun to rally and managers are seeking a major uptick in interest from investors. So far this year, around $5 billion has flowed back into long-suffering commodities hedge funds, with the first three months of the

iron ore prices

Iron ore production targets are being cut by some of the biggest iron ore miners in the world, and the move looks set to lead to price rises in the sector. The third-biggest producer of iron ore in the world, BHP Billiton, announced last week that it was to lower

oil prices commodities

Oil stocks are rumoured to be one of the top investments for 2016, according to experts in the field. For those investors who are considering options that allow them to buy low, oil stocks are more tempting than ever, with oil prices sitting at their lowest levels since the 1990s.

oil field - commodities

Hedge funds are starting to move back into the commodities market, with a recent uptick in energy prices being the key driver. After an across-the-board desertion of the market during the sliding commodity prices last year, increasing numbers of hedge funds are once again interested in the investment sphere and

copper mine commodities

The commodities sector looks set to offer one of 2016’s most compelling investment opportunities, according to industry experts. While the alternative asset class has not been strong in recent months due to a drop in oil prices and sugar, with copper and gold also falling, it looks as if 2016

Lithium - a commodity in demand by technology

Commodities have seen a lot of action lately and it certainly hasn’t all been good. Things have, however, started to calm down a little and US crude was trading 57 cents up on Wednesday (9 December) at $38.07 a barrel, while Brent was up to $40.74. But mining stocks were

coffee commodities

There’s no escaping it, the headlines haven’t looked good for commodities for a number of years. But maybe the key with this alternative asset is to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective – a much much longer perspective. Current analysis of commodities has a

wheat field commodity

Even a fleeting glance back through the past 100 years of economic history will show you the cyclical nature of most of the world’s financial markets. Peaks and troughs are inevitable and there can be no denying that right now commodities investments are taking a hit. A heavy one, too.