Why it's time to avoid mining stocks

One of the joys of investing for yourself is you don’t have to buy everything!  "What goes up must come down" – Isaac Newton. In finance, some things will go up… … but must come down. Commodities ...

How to trade the oil price

How to trade the oil price: which instruments can you trade to get exposure to this? The future direction in which oil markets will trade is a hot topic, having put in an approximate 55% fall from...

The major moves of 2014

Coming into the end of the year it is always interesting to take a look back and see which of the major financial markets moved the most throughout the prior 12 months. Overall, 2014 was a year th...

A marriage on the rocks: Copper and US equities take a break

For the first time since 2006, correlation between the S&P500 and copper has fallen to -0.59 Longer term, copper and broader commodity markets should rally significantly Shorter term, we expect to...

Gas prices in the US

The notion that the state of the economy will decide the victor in this year’s US general election appears largely uncontested. While national security was the focus in 2004’s election (unsurprisi...

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