Oil

Oil was my 2016 “trade of the lustrum” – but should you keep holding on?

A couple of years ago, Dominic Frisby picked oil as the best five-year trade you could make. Now it’s in the doldrums, he revisits his trade to ask: what next?

Watch the oil price closely – it could herald a market rebound

The oil price has fallen along with virtually every other asset. But keep an eye on it, says John Stepek. An upturn could signal a wider market recovery.

Oil falls back – and won’t bounce far

A month ago, the price of Brent crude oil hit a new four-year high of more than $86 a barrel. In a spectacular reversal of fortune, it is now in a bear market, having plummeted by more than 20%.

The charts that matter: zooming in on oil

The oil price has crashed back down to earth recently. John Stepek emaines why, and explains what it means for the global economy.

Oil price rise is another headwind for world economy

Hedge funds are betting that the oil price will top $100 per barrel in 2019, which will drive up global inflation.

Is oil heading for $100 a barrel? Or will Trump throw a spanner in the works?

The oil price is creeping up – something Donald Trump isn’t too happy about. John Stepek looks at whats behind the rise, and what Trump could do to stop it.

Oil makes a break for the summit

Oil prices reached four-year highs of around $80 this week. And the fundamentals of the market point to even higher prices in the short term.

The biggest economic change in the last ten years that no one talks about

Fracking for oil has made the US energy independent. Its effects have spread far beyond the energy markets, says John Stepek, shifting the global economy’s balance of power.

Jim Rogers: buy gold

Commodities guru Jim Rogers thinks the current oil price is a floor, not a ceiling – but his favourite picks are gold and silver.

Don’t get oil-shocked – prepare your portfolio for pricier crude

Brent crude had been trading at under $45 a barrel. Now it’s around $70 – and it could be a very long time before we see prices that low again.

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