Commodities

Commodity news and insights from the Alternative Asset team
Coking coal plant

The outlook for the commodities sector could finally be beginning to look more positive following five years of annual declines – and investors are indeed drifting back into the sector. According to Barclays' latest research, the commodities sector enjoyed a solid pattern of investment inflows between January and August of

gold bullion

According to figures from Barclays, the commodities sector is currently enjoying investment inflows at a level not seen since 2009. Mainly driven by an insatiable appetite for gold, overall demand for commodities this year is at the highest level since the days of the financial crisis, the figures have shown.

china commodities

Against a backdrop of positive thinking regarding stimulus plans in Beijing, Chinese commodities have enjoyed a major rally, with assets from cotton to nickel perking up and a cautious optimism surrounding commodity demand. The stimulus is much needed in order to help boost the country's sluggish economy, confirmed Helen Lau,

classic cars alternative investments

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.

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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