Perhaps the most striking manifestation of the 2000s copper boom was the sight of charred human remains dangling from power cables.
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.
A recent report described a commodity trader buying up thousands of swimming pools’ worth of sugar, potentially moving the market.
Oil-producing countries are fretting ahead of the next OPEC meeting, given the seeming powerlessness of the cartel to influence the oil price.
On June 5, 1967, Israeli jets launched the opening salvo of a short, but consequential conflict that shut the Suez Canal for eight years.
The gas market has experienced many shocks stretching back into the 19th century.
The emissions scandal has hit carmakers’ shares, but has also proved a fillip for another type of investment.
A recent Longer View article looked at standout commodities performer palladium. Now, for the dunce of the class: cocoa.
The typical Australian analogy for the China-fuelled expansion in commodities trading would probably be the mid-19th century gold rush.
A history of technical analysis, from 18th century Imperial Japan to Bitcoin price movements today – informed by material from Winton’s archive.
With several technology companies nearing trillion-dollar equity valuations, we examine the record of firms that surpassed previous symbolic milestones.
From the literal approach of the 1920s to bandwagon effects during tech bubbles, this examination of a century of US stock market data reveals the changing fashions in company naming.
On the centenary of the Great War's conclusion, it is instructive to examine how this historic event affected investors and changed global capital markets.
Unique data spanning 50 years’ of monthly black market rates reveals insights ranging from the extent of the Soviet Union’s dependence on the shadow economy to the consequences of Colombia opening its “sinister window”.
Commodity cartels are a natural subject for financial market research, since effective syndicates set and control asset prices.