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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

September 2014: Surprisingly calm Oil prices have slid to around $100 a barrel, despite political upheaval around the world. The global market looks well supplied. Prices seem more likely to move sideways or drift down than rally. US natural gas, however, is entering a bull market as industries and households switch to it.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Mexico’s energy industry is open for business

President Enrique Peña Nieto has reformed Mexico’s energy industry. James McKeigue explains why that’s great news for investors.

US natural gas: a long-term bull market

Natural gas prices slipped over the summer, but expect prices to rise in the longer term.

How to benefit from falling oil prices

The geopolitical situation is ugly, and yet, the oil price has fallen hard. John Stepek explains what’s going on and what it means for your investments.

Why oil prices have fallen

Geopolitical tensions have weighed on the price of oil, but the market looks well supplied.

Hedge your portfolio against global conflict

It won’t take much to set off a domino-effect that leads to markets crashing. Bengt Saelensminde explains an easy way to protect your portfolio.

How you could make money from fracking without buying shares in an oil company

Matthew Partridge explains how you could cash in by helping the fracking industry work more cleanly and efficiently.

The 12 investments our experts would buy into now

How might renewables change the face of energy? And where should investors look for profits? John Stepek talks to our Roundtable of experts.

The assets to buy now – July 2014

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.

Are we heading for another oil crisis?

The fear is that disruptions to supply because of the insurrection in Iraq could cause a spike in the oil price. Is that fear justified?

Warren Buffett is backing solar power – and so should you

Warren Buffett is backing the solar power sector to the tune of $15bn. John Stepek picks the best ways for you to invest in the industry too.

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