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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

February 2015: A long-term switch Oil prices are up by more than 20% since troughing at around $46 a barrel last month, and US natural gas has slid to a three-year low. In the long term, however, more stringent environmental regulations worldwide should encourage a switch to gas, negating the surplus.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Looking for a contrarian bet? Try this battered oil play

Oil companies have been battered by the slide in the oil price. But this stock is well placed to ride out the storm, says Matthew Partridge.

Jeremy Grantham: Oil price slump won’t last

Investment guru Jeremy Grantham believes US fracking is a red herring, and oil prices are set to rise.

The assets to buy now – February 2015

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

Has the price of black gold hit bottom already?

A rising oil price changes everything as far as investors are concerned. John Stepek and Matthew Partridge tip the best shares to profit.

How far will oil’s monster rally go?

The price of oil is on the way back up. Dominic Frisby looks at how far the rally might go, and how to play it.

Oil’s rebound may not last – but great opportunities are coming

With the price of oil up 20% from its low, things are getting interesting in the oil sector. Investors who get things right will make a lot of money, says John Stepek.

Britain would be 'mad' to ban fracking

Britain is dependent on gas to meet its energy needs. Can we really afford not to frack?

The oil price crash and European QE will pop London’s property bubble

London property prices have reached ludicrous heights. Dr Matthew Partridge looks at what could pop the bubble, and how far prices could fall.

What the death of King Abdullah means for the price of oil

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died. Dr Matthew Partridge looks at what this means for the region and the oil market.

Energy bills finally start to fall

Households have started to see a cut in their energy bills after utility companies pass on lower gas prices.

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