Is this the end of the oil era?
Oil

Is this the end of the oil era?

Oil major BP says we may already have seen “peak oil demand”. What would that mean for your portfolio? John Stepek investigates.
17 Sep 2020
BP bows to reality as it writes down $17bn of assets
Thunder Horse oil rig © BP
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
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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
This looks like the biggest opportunity in today’s markets
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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?
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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