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  • Oil's been doing quite well, but it's unlikely to continue…
  • Over the past few weeks, the oil price has rallied. This is mostly thanks to a weaker dollar and the chance that supply of US shale oil is slowing. So will oil keep climbing? Let's take a closer look… How the oil industry has changed The big change in the whole oil industry has been the success of US shale oil. More efficient fracking led to oil reserves that were once inacces... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • Three reasons why you should buy silver
  • Along with other commodities, silver has had it tough over recent years. But things appear to be changing for silver. So why should you buy silver today? Read on to find out… Reason #1: Sales of silver are on the rise Over the third quarter, the US Mint sold 14.26 million ounces of American Eagle silver coins. This is the highest level in 29 years. The strong demand for these s... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • It's time to make a list of the gold stocks you want to buy…
  • Gold stocks have suffered with the fall in the price of the yellow metal. Since gold started to fall in value in April 2013, investors have taken $54 billion out of gold exchange traded products. That takes holding to their lowest level since 2009. Yet in spite of investors shunning gold and a looming interest rate hike in the US, there are four main factors that suggest the time is coming t... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Could years of lower oil prices lie ahead?
  • Commodities have had it hard over the past few years. But oil managed to stand its ground, until just over a year ago that is. Since then, the oil price has slid lower and Brent crude oil struggles to trade above $50 a barrel for long periods of time. So what's going on with the oil price? And is a recovery in sight? Let's take a closer look… What’s going on with the oil price? ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Could a fall in production propel platinum higher?
  • The price of platinum has almost halved over the last five years. After scaling the dizzy heights of $1,800 following the financial crisis, the price of the precious metal has now settled below $1,000 an ounce. But production of platinum is set to fall. Investment into the sector is also dwindling. Could these factors be what platinum needs to send its price higher? Let's take a close... ››› more
  • [22 September 2015]
  • Want to buy gold? Here are four ways to do it…
  • Gold in your portfolio can be a great diversifier. It acts as a hedge against chaos in the financial markets. This means if a financial crisis strikes again, the uptick in the value of gold should help to offset losses in other parts of your portfolio. So how can you invest in physical gold? And how much should you buy? Read on to find out… Why you should buy gold You don’t a... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • Use this ratio to work out how much gold you should have in your portfolio
  • There are a number of reasons why investors buy physical gold. It can add diversification to your portfolio and it's also a hedge against financial crisis. The general rule of thumb is to own anything between 5% and 10% of your portfolio in gold. But is this how much you should own? Read on to find out how much gold you should have in your portfolio… Working out the best amount of go... ››› more
  • [18 September 2015]
  • How to start investing in commodity stocks
  • It's no secret how bad commodities have had it over the past few years. Rock bottom prices means that stocks are also trading at multi-year lows. So are there investment opportunities in commodity stocks? Read on to find out… Why investing in commodity stocks could be a great long term bet The commodities sector has had it tough. The vast majority of commodity stocks have been und... ››› more
  • [14 September 2015]
  • Your introductory guide to investing in precious metals
  • Gold and silver don't just have an aesthetic appeal, many investors use them as vehicles to protect their wealth. They are the classic safe haven investments. If the market plunges or financial chaos ensues, the value of gold and silver doesn't disappear. So why should you opt to hold these precious metals in your portfolio? And how can you invest in gold and silver? Read on to find out... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Do you have insurance against another financial crisis?
  • The stock market has certainly been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride of late. For many investors, worries are growing about whether another financial crisis could be on the cards. Could this be the start of a repeat of the financial crisis in 2008? Whether you believe this could happen or not, you need to insure yourself against the possibility. So how can you do this? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • What's behind the plunge in commodities?
  • The financial markets have certainly been on a rollercoaster ride over the past month or two. This includes the drama around Greece nearly defaulting and receiving yet another bailout; the crash of the Chinese stock market; and the fall in global markets this week as investors worry about how state of the Chinese economy. These events haven't helped the performance of commodities. Their down... ››› more
  • [26 August 2015]
  • Oil sinks to wallow around a six-year low… Here's what it means for you
  • Since July, the oil price has been falling again. And it looks like it is on track to hit six year lows. So why is the oil price under so much pressure again? And what does it mean for you? Read on to find out… What’s going on with the oil price? From the middle of last year, the oil price started to fall. After Brent crude hit $46 a barrel in the middle of January this year, th... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • Within ten years, asteroid mining could become a reality…
  • The prices of commodities have been under severe pressure over the past few years. Miners in South Africa and across the world are struggling to generate money as metal prices tumble. But there could be a saving grace. A development that could revolutionise the mining industry. This is asteroid mining. And this sci-fi sounding development could become a reality in less than a decade. So w... ››› more
  • [14 August 2015]


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