A recent Longer View article looked at standout commodities performer palladium. Now, for the dunce of the class: cocoa.
The emissions scandal has hit carmakers’ shares, but has also proved a fillip for another type of investment.
The gas market has experienced many shocks stretching back into the 19th century.
On June 5, 1967, Israeli jets launched the opening salvo of a short, but consequential conflict that shut the Suez Canal for eight years.
Oil-producing countries are fretting ahead of the next OPEC meeting, given the seeming powerlessness of the cartel to influence the oil price.
Understanding long-term patterns in global trade can serve as a useful window into economic and financial market developments.
A recent report described a commodity trader buying up thousands of swimming pools’ worth of sugar, potentially moving the market.
The recent surge in bitcoin prices, fuelled by capital flight from China, evinces a growing desire to revamp (or circumvent) the world’s monetary order.
In the lead up to the recent US presidential election, it was widely predicted that the US stock market would crash in the event of a Trump victory.
Perhaps the most striking manifestation of the 2000s copper boom was the sight of charred human remains dangling from power cables.
A history of manias, panics and crashes.