Political hot air lifts hydrogen stocks: here's how to profit
Offshore wind turbines
Renewables

Political hot air lifts hydrogen stocks: here's how to profit

Boris Johnson is committed to a green revolution. Hydrogen, long touted as the obvious answer to our energy woes, will have to be at least a part of t…
19 Nov 2020
Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend
Shell oil worker
Energy stocks

Shell shells out a little more to investors as it restores its dividend

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has partially restored its dividend. Income investors will be pleased, but has the group got its timing wrong? Matthew Par…
5 Nov 2020
Being unpopular can make life easier for companies – just ask BP and HSBC
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Investment strategy

Being unpopular can make life easier for companies – just ask BP and HSBC

When you're as hated as banking and the oil sector, it doesn't take much to pull off a nice surprise. John Stepek explains what that means for investo…
27 Oct 2020
Cash in on a profitable end to the oil era
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Oil

Cash in on a profitable end to the oil era

Cheap oil stocks could still make a lot of money and carve out a new future before oil demand peaks
20 Oct 2020
Oil shares have never been this cheap – but will they just get even cheaper?
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Energy

Oil shares have never been this cheap – but will they just get even cheaper?

The oil sector is staggeringly cheap. But oil is still one of the most important commodities in the world. John Stepek looks at where energy stocks mi…
16 Oct 2020
BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets
Energy stocks

BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets

The oil giant has ditched its conspicuously bullish outlook and written down the value of its assets. Will it cut its dividend too? Matthew Partridge …
18 Jun 2020
Watch out income investors – BP looks likely to cut its dividend in the near future
Income investing

Watch out income investors – BP looks likely to cut its dividend in the near future

Oil major BP is writing billions off the value of its assets as it struggles to adapt to the changing world. Unlike Shell, however, BP hasn’t yet cut …
15 Jun 2020
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This looks like the biggest opportunity in today’s markets
Commodities

This looks like the biggest opportunity in today’s markets

With low interest rates and constant money-printing, most assets have become expensive. But one major asset class hasn’t. John Stepek explains why com…
2 Jun 2020
Royal Dutch Shell slashes its dividend: what now for income investors?
Stockmarkets

Royal Dutch Shell slashes its dividend: what now for income investors?

Shell's dividend cut – its first since WWII – has come as a nasty surprise. And it leaves income investors wondering where to turn now. John Stepek lo…
1 May 2020
The “green” bubble is here. What could burst it?
Renewables

The “green” bubble is here. What could burst it?

Renewable energy, electric cars and the demise of fossil fuels – markets have embraced the green revolution with gusto. But there’s bound to be a snap…
4 Feb 2020