Asset Allocation 

Bubbling up

Investing in energy companies involves a lot of trust, and a good dollop of luck. For most, buying an individual oil stock ultimately means putting faith in an asset in a remote corner of the world that you will never see. If that sounds mad, that's probably because it is - albeit with the safeguards provided by management reputation, companies' track records, geological parallels and independent reports.

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