Don’t be fooled: The oil price has changed for a generation

Chris Taylor, Investment Director & Head of Research at Neptune

The oil price has more than halved over the past 18 months. Many market participants assume this is a temporary phenomenon. We believe they are wrong. Our analysis of the changes taking place in the real world suggests the oil industry is adapting to life with an oil price that will not return to its old equilibrium for a decade or two.

Read full article here

Important Information – for investment professionals only. Not for retail clients.

Investment risks

Neptune funds may have a high historic volatility rating and past performance is not a guide for future performance. The value of an investment and any income from it can fall as well as rise as a result of market and currency fluctuations and your clients may not get back the original amount invested. References to specific sectors and securities are for illustration purposes only and should not be taken as a solicitation to buy or sell these sectors or securities. Please remember that forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future performance. The content of this document is formed from Neptune’s views as at the date of issue. We do not undertake to advise you as to any change of our views. Neptune does not give investment advice and only provides information on Neptune products. Please refer to the Prospectus for further details.



One for all or all for one? Weighing up the pros and cons of going AR/DA

Debate rumbles on over which status is better for brokers: AR or DA? Choosing whether to become an appointed representative of a network or directly authorised is one of the most important decisions made by brokers. The main advantage of being a DA, they say, is in having total control of one’s business and avoiding […]


Precise Mortgages loosens B2L criteria

Precise Mortgages has loosened its buy-to-let criteria by doubling the number of loans landlords can hold with the lender to 10. Further, Precise has increased the maximum combined value of these loans from £2m to £5m. The lender has also removed a previous restriction on the number of £1m plus loans that can be held […]


Santander begins issuing online mortgage offers

Santander has introduced online mortgage offers that can be printed off as soon as they have been issued. The lender used to send them by post. The change means brokers can amend any incorrect customer details or information quicker, therefore speeding up the application process. Head of business development Graham Sellar says: “This new functionality […]

The Perils of Passive Investing

The era of loose monetary policy created an environment that rewarded passive investors in the US. However, with the US raising interest rates for the first time since 2006, Felix Wintle explains why he believes active investing will be more important than ever. In the video Felix discusses: The rising cost of capital and its […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Why register with Mortgage Strategy?

Mortgage Strategy continues to be the market-leading B2B mortgage publication in the UK, and provides trusted, independent insight with the aim of helping, promoting and analysing the latest developments for mortgage professionals.

News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

Mortgage Strategy Events
Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, webinars and more.

Research and insight
Take part in and see the results of Mortgage Strategy's flagship investigations into industry trends.

Have your say
Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

Register now