Nuclear power might never be popular – but now looks a good time to invest
Sizewell nuclear power station
Commodities

Nuclear power might never be popular – but now looks a good time to invest

Nuclear power gets a very bad press, but it is the ultimate renewable energy source. Interest in it is perking up again, says John Stepek. Which means…
9 Apr 2021
Does nuclear power have a future?
Hinkley Point C nuclear power station under construction
Energy

Does nuclear power have a future?

Fears about safety have long hobbled the industry, particularly in the wake of Fukushima ten years ago. But the fears are overplayed and net-zero carb…
3 Apr 2021
How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up
Uranium mine dumptruck
Industrial metals

How to profit as uranium prices head for a melt-up

The supply squeeze in the uranium market implies ample scope for price rises. Here's how to invest in uranium.
29 Mar 2021
Oil price comes off the boil as the pandemic lingers
Oil price

Oil price comes off the boil as the pandemic lingers

Brent crude oil had its worst week since October last week, tumbling by 7%, as continued virus restrictions in Europe weigh on demand.
25 Mar 2021
Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?
Nasdaq exchange
Stockmarkets

Oil, bonds and tech stocks tumble – what’s going on?

The market’s delayed reaction to the Fed’s statement on interest rates led to all manner of assets selling off. John Stepek looks at what’s going on a…
19 Mar 2021
If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?
ESG investing

If you’re looking for an “ESG” investment, why not try oil stocks?

Investors looking to have their money do good shouldn’t sell out of miners and fossil-fuel companies, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That will just leave …
15 Mar 2021
Here’s why Saudi Arabia is no longer worried about shale oil
Oil

Here’s why Saudi Arabia is no longer worried about shale oil

In recent years, rising oil prices have been met by rising production from US shale companies. Saudi Arabia is gambling that's no longer the case. Joh…
8 Mar 2021
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Can China hold the world to ransom over access to rare-earth metals?
Industrial metals

Can China hold the world to ransom over access to rare-earth metals?

China’s stranglehold on rare-earth minerals – resources essential for our modern high-tech world – has some analysts worried. Should we be too?
6 Mar 2021
Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?
Oil

Will we see oil at $100 a barrel again?

Bank of America thinks crude will hit $100 a barrel at some point the next five years as demand picks up.
5 Mar 2021
Is the oil price heading for $100 again?
Oil

Is the oil price heading for $100 again?

Not so very long ago, the oil price went negative. But in the last three months alone it’s risen by 50%. And while it may take the odd breather here a…
16 Feb 2021
Oil prices recover from Covid-19 collapse
Oil

Oil prices recover from Covid-19 collapse

The oil price slumped last spring as major economies locked down. But is has now returned to its pre-pandemic level as it hits $60 a barrel.
11 Feb 2021
Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better
Oil

Oil had a terrible 2020. This year will be better

Oil companies are struggling – both BP and Exxon have reported losses after a year in which the oil price briefly went negative. But hang on to your e…
3 Feb 2021
Think Tesla is a bubble? This might be the best way to bet on it bursting
Oil

Think Tesla is a bubble? This might be the best way to bet on it bursting

The huge rise in Tesla’s share price means that, by market value, it’s now the sixth-largest company in the US and and the world’s biggest car-maker. …
25 Jan 2021
Three clean energy stocks for your portfolio
Share tips

Three clean energy stocks for your portfolio

Professional investor Christian Roessing of the Pictet Clean Energy Fund highlights of his three favourite stocks at the forefront of the clean energy…
25 Jan 2021
More upside to come for the oil price
Oil

More upside to come for the oil price

The Brent crude oil price its highest level since last February this week. And there could be more gains to come.
14 Jan 2021
The price of this commodity has almost doubled since the start of the year
Gas

The price of this commodity has almost doubled since the start of the year

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is fetching record prices in Asia, almost doubling in the last two weeks alone. John Stepek explains why this is so import…
12 Jan 2021
How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble
Oil

How rising oil prices could prick the US stockmarket bubble

Even with the coronavirus resurgent and much of the world going back into lockdown, the oil price is rising. That could deal a serious blow to the US …
8 Jan 2021
22 December 1973: Opec more than doubles the price of oil
This day in history

22 December 1973: Opec more than doubles the price of oil

On this day in 1973 Opec, the oil price cartel, more than doubled the price of oil from $5.12 a barrel to $11.65.
22 Dec 2020
Where to find sustainable growth in renewable energy
Renewables

Where to find sustainable growth in renewable energy

The renewable energy sector has come a long way, but there is still plenty of momentum in funds and utility stocks.
21 Dec 2020
My favourite oil stock has almost trebled since 2016 – but I’m hanging on to it
Oil

My favourite oil stock has almost trebled since 2016 – but I’m hanging on to it

Four years ago in his “trade of the lustrum” Dominic Frisby discovered that the best stock to use to bet on oil is not actually an oil stock. It’s bee…
9 Dec 2020
Buy oil – we’re going to be reliant on it for a while yet
Oil

Buy oil – we’re going to be reliant on it for a while yet

As the world gets excited about electric cars and hydrogen planes, oil is decidedly out of fashion. But it’s still vital to the global economy, says J…
4 Dec 2020
Oil is dirt cheap and going higher – here’s the best ways to invest
Oil

Oil is dirt cheap and going higher – here’s the best ways to invest

After its crash earlier this year oil is still extraordinarily cheap. But supply is short and demand is only going to rise, says Dominic Frisby. Here,…
25 Nov 2020