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The assets to buy now – February 2016

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

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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

February 2016: Chronic oversupply Oil has tracked stockmarkets lower this year. When markets collapsed in 2008, oil prices rebounded quickly. But with Russia, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia all pumping at record levels, the world needs a major growth spurt before it can mop-up the oversupply in the energy markets.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Will BP cut its dividend?

The renewed wobble in crude was accompanied by a 10% slide in BP’s shares, putting the dividend under pressure.

BP shares yield an incredible 8% – but can it really keep paying out?

BP has had a terrible few years, yet has promised to keep paying its dividend. Is that tempting yield of 8% really as safe as it sounds? Matthew Partridge investigates.

Whose flag flies from the North Pole?

The scramble for the Arctic cooled when the oil priced plunged. But the countries on its borders are still jockeying for position, says Simon Wilson.

In MoneyWeek this week: How I learned to love the oil price crash

After another thrilling week, with UK stocks hitting bear territory, and oil getting cheaper and cheaper, Ben Judge takes a look at the main stories in this week’s MoneyWeek magazine.

Profit from the oil price crash

The oil price crash continues. But it’s not all bad news. Alex Williams looks at how you can use the slump to profit.

Resource prices are sliding for a simple reason – we have too much

The collapse in oil and commodity prices is freaking markets out. But it’s not the end of the world, says John Stepek. It’s just the normal market cycle playing out.

Trouble in the House of Saud

The desert kingdom is launching a Thatcherite revolution to rescue itself from a ballooning deficit. But will that be enough to save the ruling family? Simon Wilson reports.

Market mood brightens after torrid week

Markets appear to have found their feet after a week that saw the price of oil plunge to a 12-year low.

The oil price just keeps falling: is it time to buy?

It’s been a terrible year so far for the oil price. Now, analysts are predicting $20 a barrel. John Stepek asks if it’s time for a contrarian punt.

The assets to buy now – January 2016

Asset allocation is at least as important as individual share selection. So where should you be putting your money? Here’s our monthly take on which assets to buy now.

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