Alternative investment

  • “The gold medallion racket” - Don't make these mistakes when you buy gold coins
  • When I read this question last week, my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe that an investment that treated me so well, is causing such a headache for one of the MoneyMorning readers... “I am somewhat puzzled that, although your writers are often at pains to warn us against various potentially bad investments, nothing is ever said in regard to the pernicious gold coin and medallion racket that h... ››› more
  • [06 May 2016]
  • Antique investing - Will you hit the next R766 million “jackpot”
  • Two siblings from the United Kingdom cleaned out their house belonging to their recently-deceased parents. They found an old vase and thought it might be worth a few bucks, so they had it appraised. It was valued between R14 million and R21 million. Whe they auctioned it off it sold for a record breaking R766 million on auction! The stories motivate thousands of people to scour their old cu... ››› more
  • [05 May 2016]
  • Three of the greatest investors I know are stocking up on gold
  • Gold is getting ready to soar. The volatile state of the local and international investment markets are playing directly into the precious metal's favour. I've done quite a bit of research on the gold price recently and what I've found is that no investor should be without gold right now... Some of the best investment minds in the world expect the gold price to shoot as high as $10,000 an ounc... ››› more
  • [02 May 2016]
  • Three alternative investments you shouldn't ignore
  • I'm sure that you've heard so called experts around the braai tell you exactly what to invest in next, “My Uncle's boss's sister bought this share and today she's a millionaire.” Well, if that's where you get your investment information from then I'm seriously concerned. You see its important to know what you're talking about when it comes to investing your hard earned money. That's why to... ››› more
  • [02 May 2016]
  • Is this cryptocurrency the next best safe haven for your money
  • Is this cryptocurrency the next best safe haven for your money
    Bitcoin is getting a lot of airtime in the mainstream media lately. Last week Francois Joubert discussed it when he warned you about your investments in MMM Global and MMM Global's ‘Bitcoin Republic'. Then, Carte Blanche spoke about it on Sunday night. So it would be a flaw on my side if I didn't do my research into the cryptocurrency (a digital currency that's beyond government re... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Investing in gold: Bullion coins versus collectible gold coins
  • If you want to invest in gold, the most straightforward way of doing it is to buy gold coins. But there are different types of gold coins. There are bullion coins and there are collectible gold coins. So which should you invest in? Read on to find out… Owning gold coins   The first thing you need to understand about owning physical gold is that it won’t pay you interest... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • With the price of Bitcoin stable, what lies ahead for the digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared in 2013 by a staggering 8,500%. Then it lost 85% of its value by the start of this year. Speculation was rife about how high the price of the digital currency would go and what it meant for Bitcoin. So what's happened now? And what does the future hold for Bitcoin? Read on to find out… The price of Bitcoin This year, Bitcoin has done something that m... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Is Bitcoin a dying digital currency?
  • The price of Bitcoin soared from $10 to $1,150 back in 2013. Then its value started to crash, falling to less than $200 by the start of this year. At the moment, one Bitcoin is worth around $236. So what is going on with the digital currency? Does it have a future? Let's take a closer look… Using Bitcoin At the moment, if you want to use Bitcoin, you buy it with a currency like... ››› more
  • [30 September 2015]
  • How to buy the best rare gold coins
  • When it comes to collectibles, rare gold coins are amongst the most liquid. This means you should be able to sell your coins easily when you choose to. Pick the best coins on offer and you should see their value appreciate over time. So how can you find the best coins on offer? If you want to invest in rare gold coins, there are a number of things to pay attention to. These details will ... ››› more
  • [18 September 2015]
  • Here's how to follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous by investing in autographs
  • There's one facet of collectibles that has attracted many well-known figures over the years. This includes Bill Gates, Queen Victoria and Ludwig van Beethoven. This facet of collectibles is autographs. But collectible autographs isn't just about collecting signatures of celebrities and renowned people. There's a lot more to it than this. So what exactly are autographs? And how can you sta... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • How to add international diversification to your gold holdings
  • Diversifying some of your portfolio into gold is a wise decision. Gold acts as a form of insurance. During times of financial chaos, gold tends to perform. This means the rise in the gold price should offset some of the losses in other assets in your portfolio. When it comes to investing in gold, you have a number of different options. If you want to invest in gold and add international ... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • How to diversify your portfolio with precious metals whatever your budget
  • Adding physical precious metals to your portfolio can be a great diversifier. Precious metals tend to do better when the financial markets are in turmoil. So if a crisis strikes, the performance of gold and silver should help to offset the losses you make in other investments. So if you want to invest in precious metals, what are your options? Read on to discover four different ways… ... ››› more
  • [14 September 2015]
  • Good news for Bitcoin as Barclays make a move to accept deposits in the digital currency
  • One of the UK's biggest banks and major stakeholder in Barclays Africa, Barclays Plc, made an announcement last week about accepting Bitcoin deposits. The banking group has decided that it will allow people to make donations using the digital currency. So how will this work? And what does it mean for Bitcoin? Let's take a closer look… Barclays’ plans with Bitcoin Barclays is ... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • If you're enthusiastic about rock music, here's how to make money from it
  • You may be surprised to hear that you can make money from vintage guitars and other instruments. Over the years, rare vintage guitars have made some collectors a lot of money. The market for vintage fretted instruments currently turns over some $250 million. So what make vintage guitars worth investing in? And what should you look for if you want to buy? Let's take a closer look… ... ››› more
  • [10 September 2015]
  • How to start investing in rare coins
  • Rare and ancient coins are an investment class all of their own. These coins can be centuries old. You can find coins from all corners of the globe. With collectors driving the rare coin market, their prices are stable and not correlated with the prices of stocks, property, gold or bonds. So if you're serious about investing in rare coins, how can you start? Read on to find out… P... ››› more
  • [04 September 2015]


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