Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?
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Oil

Is the oil market heading for a supply glut?

Many people assume that the high oil price is here to stay – and could well go higher. But we’ve been here before, says Max King. History suggests tha…
16 May 2022
Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios
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Why investors should consider adding Glencore to their portfolios

Commodities giant Glencore is well placed to capitalise on rising commodity prices and supply chain disruption, says Rupert Hargreaves. Here’s why you…
13 May 2022
Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution
BP sign
Energy stocks

Should you buy BP shares? The oil giant looks cheap, but approach with caution

With the oil price spiking, BP shares look cheap on a price/earnings ratio of just over seven. But do they deserve a place in your portfolio?
5 May 2022
Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?
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Energy stocks

Shell unveils record profits, but should investors back the oil giant?

Oil giant Shell reported record profits of $9.1bn for the first three months of the year and has distributed billions to shareholders. Should you buy …
5 May 2022
EU tightens the noose on Russia
Vladimir Putin
Oil

EU tightens the noose on Russia

Brussels has proposed a ban on all Russian oil imports. Could that work? Emily Hohler reports
4 May 2022
How to beat rising energy prices
Personal finance

How to beat rising energy prices

Ruth Jackson-Kirby looks at why alternatives to traditional boilers look appealing in the face of rising prices
17 Apr 2022
Why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance" with energy prices at record highs
Energy

Why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance" with energy prices at record highs

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sent gas and power prices soaring. Alex Rankine explains why Europe could be heading for a "nuclear renaissance".
15 Apr 2022
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The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit
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The UK’s new energy strategy has been revealed – here’s how you can profit

The UK has just released details of its long-term energy strategy, which emphasises offshore wind power. Rupert Hargreaves explains how you can invest…
8 Apr 2022
Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?
Currencies

Does Russia's move to price energy in roubles threaten the US dollar?

Russia is no longer accepting dollars as payment for its energy. Could this threaten the dollar’s status as global reserve currency? John Stepek is no…
5 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday
Investment strategy

The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday

Today is "Bleak Friday", when your energy bill goes up along with big rises for council tax, food and petrol. There's no easy solution to the cost of …
1 Apr 2022
How a retreat from globalisation will affect the world economy
Global Economy

How a retreat from globalisation will affect the world economy

Global trade has been in decline for some time, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine marks a big turning point, say some commentators. What will that mean…
1 Apr 2022
Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?
Energy

Should we levy a windfall tax on Big Oil's big profits?

Soaring oil prices mean huge profits for energy firms. Politicians are keen to impose windfall taxes, but that could discourage vital investment in ne…
26 Mar 2022
Karel Komárek: the billionaire lottery winner
People

Karel Komárek: the billionaire lottery winner

Czech billionaire Karel Komárek looks set to win the race to run the UK’s national lottery. But he has his eyes on an even bigger prize.
25 Mar 2022
An uncertain outlook for oil supply
Oil

An uncertain outlook for oil supply

Much of the speculative froth seems to have gone from the oil market, but sanctions on Russia is disturbing the crude oil supply.
25 Mar 2022
What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?
Budget

What makes up the price of a litre of petrol?

Rishi Sunak cut fuel duty by 5p today’s Spring Statement. But duty is only one component of the petrol price. Saloni Sardana explains just what makes…
23 Mar 2022
The best renewable energy funds to buy now
Renewables

The best renewable energy funds to buy now

The need to reduce reliance on Russian oil will boost renewables. Investors need to start taking note. Max King picks the best renewable energy funds …
22 Mar 2022
Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??
Commodities

Commodities boomed – now they’ve busted. What comes next for commodity prices??

Commodities from gold to oil have fallen dramatically after weeks of strong gains. Dominic Frisby looks at what might be next for commodity prices.
16 Mar 2022
Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions
Energy

Russian aggression is a big blow for the world’s “net zero” ambitions

Switching the world economy over from fossil fuels to green alternatives was always going to be a challenge. It just got a lot harder. Simon Wilson re…
12 Mar 2022
The surging oil price will hurt – but it also creates opportunities
Oil

The surging oil price will hurt – but it also creates opportunities

The price of oil is at its highest since 2008. That's bad news for most people – but it also means opportunities for investors, says John Stepek.
7 Mar 2022
Commodity prices spike on supply fears
Commodities

Commodity prices spike on supply fears

The price of commodities including oil, gas, metal and wheat are soaring because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
4 Mar 2022
Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you
Global Economy

Oil passes $110 a barrel as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues – here’s what it means for you

With Russia's invasion of Ukraine intensifying, the price of oil, gas and petrol has soared even further. Saloni Sardana looks at what the future may …
2 Mar 2022
Russian invasion of Ukraine risks driving energy prices higher
Energy

Russian invasion of Ukraine risks driving energy prices higher

Major stockmarkets are surprisingly calm about Russian's invasion of Ukraine. But it's a different story in energy and commodity markets.
25 Feb 2022