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Energy: the MoneyWeek view

January 2015: Tanking oil Oil has continued to tank, rattling markets. Demand growth is tepid and the glut keeps getting bigger. Oil could slump as far as $30, which should give global growth a fillip. Natural gas is also in for a rocky few months, but should rise in the long term.

See our view on all the major asset classes here.

Copper and oil are just the beginning – expect more money printing soon

The sliding prices of copper and oil are no surprise. And unless central banks provide more stimulus, the price of every other asset class will fall too. John Stepek explains why.

Oil legend Algy Cluff urges Osborne to think bigger on tax cuts for struggling sector

Energy entrepreneur Algy Cluff is urging George Osborne to make much more drastic tax cuts for North Sea oil and gas companies, including a ten-year tax holiday for new discoveries.

Prediction of the day: 'Oil back to $70 in 2015'

Credit ratings agency Fitch sees the oil price rising this year. Hector Reid reports on who will be the winners and losers.

Oil price plunge shakes markets

Stockmarkets have lost their footing on the plunging price of oil.

There will be a huge buying opportunity in oil – but it’s not here yet

There will be money to be made from the oil price crash, says John Stepek. But don’t pile in just yet.

Back gold miners and the Nasdaq – plus ten more predictions for 2015

Dominic Frisby dusts off his crystal ball and picks his top 12 investment predictions for 2015.

The market is freaking out about crashing oil prices – here’s why

Markets across the globe are tanking as the oil price slides further. But aren’t falling oil prices a good thing? John Stepek explains why that’s not always the case.

Chart of the week: Texan workers will slip up on oil

The tumbling price of crude spells trouble for unemployment in oil-rich Texas.

The 12 worst investments of 2014, #2: crude oil

Brent crude oil started it slide in June, and by the end of the year it had fallen by 45% as the price war between Opec, the US and Russia raged.

The five charts that sum up 2014

John Stepek looks at the five charts that summed up 2014 for investors – and that show us what to watch out for in 2015.

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