Something is not right in physical oil

Supply disruptions are not enough to create a really out of control bull market, says John Dizard

California Energy Crisis 2: The Return

John Dizard looks forward to the summer release of a remake of the state’s 2001 power crisis

Vicious feedback loops in art and equities

John Dizard advises that it might be time to buy some euro junk

An opaque machine to create insider deals

John Dizard is concerned about questionable central-bank behaviour

Vultures lose their taste for Puerto Rico

John Dizard is mired in the legal mud of the island’s debt restructuring

Brexit sludge would clog global economy

John Dizard warns of the risks of Britain leaving the EU

Gold is overpriced and well worth it

Maybe the yellow metal is not overpriced enough, says John Dizard

Offshore banking, international crime!

The message from Panama is that you are the Shah of Iran and this is 1979, warns John Dizard

Assault on batteries

Do not believe the hype around this energy-storage market, warns John Dizard

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Fear and regulatory loathing in America

The US is becoming the largest tax haven in the world, says John Dizard

Get rich easy with junk EM sovereign debt

You do not have to be very smart to make money in this emerging market asset class, says John Dizard

‘Unspeakable quagmire’ swallows pipelines

The oil industry’s take-or-pay contracts are losing their magic touch, says John Dizard

No insurance covers the perils of Trump

John Dizard on the problems with political risk insurance

Wall Street is the wicked witch of fintech

For the US public, both Wall Street and Silicon Valley are incomprehensible magic, says John Dizard

The oil price has gone through ‘peak bear’

John Dizard considers whether doing the contango is a good move

Technical analysts have a gloomy outlook

In bad times, Wall Street reaches for God and charts, says John Dizard

Lending against art has never been better

Lots of new capital is trying to get into art finance, says John Dizard

Clearing house push created systemic risk

Market illiquidity seems to be metastasising into more dangerous form, says John Dizard

Desperate sellers of energy roam the City

Some bombed-out smaller oil and gas shares might be worth something, says John Dizard

Still some good things about yieldcos

John Dizard considers some interesting pieces of wreckage from the green-energy panic