Coal is far from dead. What should investors do about it?
Coal mining
Coal

Coal is far from dead. What should investors do about it?

Coal – the world’s dirtiest fuel – has been a pariah asset for a long time. But there's still plenty of demand for it. Saloni Sardana asks whether it'…
26 Jul 2021
Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment
Whale swimming past oil rigs
Oil

Playing pass the parcel with toxic assets won’t save the environment

Wanting to do the right thing, big oil companies are divesting themselves of toxic fossil-fuel assets. But we still need oil, says John Stepek – and t…
22 Jul 2021
Jim Mellon: What I'm buying now – UK stocks, agtech and commodities
MoneyWeek podcast
Investment strategy

Jim Mellon: What I'm buying now – UK stocks, agtech and commodities

Jim Mellon tells Merryn which stocks he likes (and which ones he doesn't), why the future of meat is lab-grown, and why you should definitely have som…
2 Jul 2021
Why oil stocks still look like a good bet
Royal Dutch Shell logo
Energy stocks

Why oil stocks still look like a good bet

Oil is at its highest price for more than two years. And with demand recovering while supply remains constrained, it all looks good for oil stocks, sa…
22 Jun 2021
Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future
Shell oil worker
Stockmarkets

Shell’s fast track to a green-energy future

Shell, the oil major, has had to accelerate plans to go green, and may now ditch highly profitable assets in America. Matthew Partridge reports
17 Jun 2021
What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common
Oil

What green energy, my expanding waistline, and the price of oil have in common

In echoes of the flawed public health advice of the 1980s, governments are taking action – but not necessarily the correct action – to be “greener”. T…
9 Jun 2021
Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?
Oil

Big oil is under pressure to cut production – what does that mean for investors?

Big oil majors including Royal Dutch Shell and Chevron are under pressure from institutional shareholders to reduce emissions. John Stepek looks at ho…
28 May 2021
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BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy
Energy stocks

BP: really going “beyond petroleum” won't be easy

BP is recovering and plans to become carbon neutral by 2050. Meanwhile, activist investors are targeting ExxonMobil. Matthew Partridge reports
30 Apr 2021
Renewable energy: how to cash in as the US goes green
Investment trusts

Renewable energy: how to cash in as the US goes green

A rapidly growing emphasis on renewable power in America will boost investors’ portfolios. Max King outlines the best ways to invest.
26 Apr 2021
Nuclear power might never be popular – but now looks a good time to invest
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
BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations
Energy stocks

BP looks set to return more money to shareholders as it beats expectations

Oil major BP is to embark on a share buyback programme after significantly reducing its debts. Saloni Sardana looks at what it means for your portfoli…
6 Apr 2021
Does nuclear power have a future?
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
Why you should pull the plug on this hydrogen fuel-cell stock
Trading

Why you should pull the plug on this hydrogen fuel-cell stock

The maker of hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric vehicles is absurdly pricey. Matthew Partridge picks the best way to play it.
16 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
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
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
Political hot air lifts hydrogen stocks: here's how to profit
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
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
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
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