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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

August 2015: Oil plunge may not be over Oil is below $50, and could hit the six-year low of $45. Weak data from China has fuelled fears of weaker demand growth, and the end of sanctions against Iran could add more oil to an oversupplied market. The US rig count has risen, and Saudi Arabia is still producing at full pelt.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Winners and losers as the oil price slides

The slide in oil prices since last year is slowly reshaping the global balance of power.

Oil price will stay lower for longer

With the price of Brent crude slipping to a six-month low, it won’t be long before triple-digit prices are a distant memory.

The assets to buy now – August 2015

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

Market fear and loathing

From oil to Chinese stocks, panic is spreading through the markets, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

Saudi Arabia's 'Spinal Tap' policy

Saudi Arabia is showing the global oil market that only one producer is capable of ramping up production.

The oil price war is set to get vicious

In a bid to squeeze US shale producers out of the market, Saudi Arabia has been pumping more oil than ever. Now, with Iran set to re-enter the oil market, things are going to get nasty, says John Stepek.

Don’t expect an oil-price bounce

The oil price could head lower in the near future – and won’t bounce significantly for some time.

Oil prices have crashed again – but don’t expect it to last

The oil price had been staging a comeback. But now it’s taken another tumble. Matthew Partridge looks at how far it might fall, and how you could profit.

BP moves to end long legal battle

Last week BP agreed to settle all government lawsuits surrounding the Deepwater Horizon disaster for a total of $18.7bn. Matthew Partridge looks at where the oil giant goes from here, and whether its worth buying.

The assets to buy now – July 2015

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

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