Many Reasons Not to Buy Oil

Editor's Views: Why investing in oil is never simple, how equity income funds have earned a reprieve and what fund flows tell us about investor psychology

Holly Black 24 April, 2020 | 10:39AM

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Oh the irony that in the same week the oil price collapsed, we also celebrated Earth Day – an homage to all things that are environmentally friendly and sustainable, and not a finite, carbon-intensive fuel that comes out of the ground.

If the investment rule is “Buy low, sell high” then surely the question of what to do when oil prices went negative this week should have been a no-brainer.

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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