Big oil’s bargain hunt

Shell’s £47bn bid for BG suggests the oil sector is set for another round of major deals. But investors should avoid getting carried away, says John Stepek.

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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

April 2015: The outlook's good for gas US natural gas prices are likely to dip in the short term. But in the long term gas should benefit as businesses and households switch. The rise in demand should mop up the supply glut. Oil prices, meanwhile, may already have bottomed.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Will the deal with Iran dampen oil prices?

Th deal with Iran paves the way for a resumption of oil exports, raising the prospect of yet more oil hitting an already oversupplied market.

The Shell BG deal will be the first of many – which oil giant is next?

Shell’s takeover of BG Group will spark a wave of mergers in the energy sector. John Stepek asks – who will be next?

Clean energy is up 30% already this year – here’s why

As one of the top performing sectors so far this year, renewable energy offers investors some great opportunities to profit, says Bengt Saelensminde.

Are oil prices about to bounce back?

Oil prices have continued to yo-yo over the past few days, with a bounce induced by the conflict in Yemen fading.

The assets to buy now – April 2015

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s April’s take on the major asset classes.

These innovative small companies are leading the charge against the UK’s energy problems

David Thornton looks at the smaller energy companies that are turning Britain’s urgent power-shortage problem to their advantage.

The oil price has bottomed out – here’s why

The price of oil has been flattened since last summer. Now it’s hit rock bottom. John Stepek explains why you should get ready for a rebound in the price.

Two tricks to help you buy stocks at the bottom

Buying shares at their cheapest requires a two-pronged approach, says Bengt Saelensminde – as this contrarian play demonstrates.

If you want to make money in oil, you need to understand this concept

Not all resource stocks are created equal, says Bengt Saelensminde. And this crucial concept can help you identify which businesses to invest in and which ones to avoid.

Oil price heads lower again

The oil price has fallen once more after America increased its supply of crude.

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