Commodities & Resources

Oil Services slump throws up bargains

Oil Services slump throws up bargains

A crisis in oil markets has hammered the oilfield services sector. Share prices look cheap, but only some are worth buying. We identify the real bargains.

Time to buy Europe?

Time to buy Europe?

Europe has a reputation as a basket case and predictions of a recovery this year were wide of the mark. But 2015 could be different.

Chart of the week: This miner is gold dust

Chart of the week: This miner is gold dust

A major turn is nigh for gold and other precious metals, reckons our resident technical analyst. This miner's shares will rally in tandem.

City view: Best time to buy oil stocks since 2009

City view: Best time to buy oil stocks since 2009

As crude prices have plummeted oil stocks have plunged, but now may be the best time to buy in five years argues Numis.

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

Is the oil sector a great contrarian play?

OPEC has kicked the ball firmly into the non-OPEC half of the field, sending oil prices lurching lower. We ask if it is time for a contrarian strategy.

Days of $100 oil are over

Days of $100 oil are over

Global economic weakness and the US shale boom have plunged oil prices to multi-year lows. Get used to it, says one City big hitter.

What to do when the oil price rallies

What to do when the oil price rallies

Oil is trading at multi-year lows, but it won't stay down for ever. Lance Roberts tells us what to do when the inevitable rally begins.

BP and Shell under the microscope

BP and Shell under the microscope

It's results time for the oil heavyweights, so it pays to know what the market expects from this downtrodden sector.

BlackRock World Mining: Could recent problems be a buying opportunity?

BlackRock World Mining: Could recent problems be a buying opportunity?

Last week's news that BlackRock World Mining must write off 7% of its NAV has pushed it under the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

Viewpoint: Avoid knee-jerk reactions to market volatility

Viewpoint: Avoid knee-jerk reactions to market volatility

Investment strategist at deVere Group Tom Elliott has advised investors to ride the storm, avoiding any knee-jerk reactions to the current slump.

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