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%.
There are plenty of positive signs for the energy sector, says Max King, even if its long-term future is one of declining output. But specialist energy fund managers are asleep at the wheel.
Major oil producers may soon raise production. That could drive the oil price down, deflect inflation, and boost stocks. John Stepek looks at how likely that is to happen.
The big story in the markets this year has been the sharp jump in the oil price. The story of 2019 could be how it came back to earth with a bump.
Matthew Partridge talks to Richard Hulf of the Artemis Global Energy Fund about the state of the oil industry, why US shale is overhyped, and what he’s buying now.
Donald Trump’s decision to reinstate sanctions on Iran, the world’s fifth-biggest oil producer, has given oil prices another boost, but oil bulls shouldn’t get too confident.
The oil price has been quietly rising all year. But it’s going to get noisy, and you need to be invested. Dominic Frisby picks the best ways to profit.
The oil price is at its highest in three years. And there’s plenty of evidence that it will remain high. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for you.
Increasingly robust global growth is driving demand for oil and pushing up the price. But the global economy may not be able to cope with oil at $100.
The market is bullish on oil at the moment. And that’s likely to continue. John Stepek explains why, and picks the cheapest way to play it.
Stocks may be having a hard time of it this year, but oil is faring better.