Oil

A sneaky oil boom is getting underway

The price of Brent crude hit a two-year high yesterday. John Stepek looks at what that might mean for the global economy – and for inflation in particular.

Opec mops up the oil glut

The members of Opec, the oil exporters’ cartel, agreed to “extend-and-maybe-amend” their output deal.

How to play oil's stealth bull market

Oil is in a bull market, says Dominic Frisby. And in any bull market, you want to be invested. Here, he picks the best ways to buy in.

The next big technology start-up: Saudi Arabia

The desert kingdom is in the throes of radical upheaval – its leader wants to follow Facebook’s example, and “move fast and break things”. Investors should be wary, says John Stepek.

What the purge in Saudi Arabia means for the price of oil

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the most powerful man in Saudi Arabia, is cracking down on the kingdom’s top officials and businessmen. John Stepek looks at what that means for investors.

Oil prices head for a higher range

Last year, oil prices averaged $44 a barrel. Now Brent crude has crept up to $60 for the first time in two years, double the price seen in the spring of 2016

Why “peak” arguments are always wrong

First we had “peak oil”, now electric cars will bring about “peak lithium”. But don’t worry, says John Stepek, “peak” arguments are always wrong. Here’s why.

Oil could be about to take off – but nobody seems to care

Oil is off most investors’ radar. But that could be a mistake, says Dominic Frisby. The price could be about to take off. Here’s how he intends to play it.

Why oil-price rallies soon falter

Opec, the oil exporters’ cartel, has never been very good at sticking to deals to rein in output and prop up the oil price.

My oil trade has done well – so should we pull out now?

A while ago, Dominic Frisby suggested oil would be the best trade of the next five years. Today, he checks back in to see how it’s doing.

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