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  • Do silver and gold deserve a place in your portfolio?
  • Investing in precious metals can be precarious. Take gold, since peaking in 2011, it's struggled to get anywhere near that high again. And silver has continued on its roller coaster ride. So should you invest in gold or silver? Or are you best giving these precious metals a wide berth? Read on to find out… You should invest in gold as portfolio insurance So far this year, the ... ››› more
  • [28 April 2015]
  • Why you should invest in platinum over gold
  • If you've ever been jewellery shopping, you're likely to know that platinum jewellery costs more than gold jewellery. This is because platinum is the rarer metal. And it has more industrial uses. The result? The platinum price is usually always higher than the gold price. But at the moment, gold is more expensive than platinum. And this means that platinum should go on to outperform gold. ... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
  • Four ways to check if your gold is the real deal
  • Holding some of your wealth in physical gold is a great way to protect yourself against a financial crisis. Think of it as an insurance policy. But unfortunately there are criminals out there waiting to take advantage of gold investors. So how can you tell if your gold is real or in fact a fake? Read on to find out… How to check your gold Without going to the expense of getting... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
  • Where's the price of platinum headed?
  • Just last month, the price of an ounce of platinum fell below $1,120. Levels not seen since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008. A few weeks down the line and the price of the precious metal isn't doing much better. So what's going on with the price of platinum? And is it likely to rise in value this year? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of the price of platinum ... ››› more
  • [13 April 2015]
  • Space shuttle technology is set to save Eskom and send the price of platinum soaring!
  • In 1930 Francis Thomas Bacon invented something called a hydrogen fuel cell. Little did he know this fuel cell, that uses hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity (and water as a by-product) would be used for space travel. But in the 1960s hydrogen fuel cells that use platinum inside as a catalyst, enabled NASA to power its Apollo Spacecraft. Now, this technology is set for a new challen... ››› more
  • [07 April 2015]
  • Investing in gold: Why you really need to and how much is enough
  • The price of gold has been under tremendous pressure over the past few years after hitting its all-time high in 2011. The dollar's recent strong run hasn't helped matters. But gold is an essential addition to your investment portfolio. So why do you need to invest in gold? And how much gold should you invest in? Read on to find out… Why you really need gold in your portfolio ... ››› more
  • [01 April 2015]
  • Why silver could be worth a buy
  • There are a number of reasons why buying silver makes sense. It has strong fundamentals supporting this. On the other hand, there are also reasons why the worst may not be over for silver. Let's take a closer look at what's going on and why it could be time to buy the precious metal… The fundamentals supports silver The uses for silver are growing. The precious metal has applicati... ››› more
  • [26 March 2015]
  • Is investing in rare earth metals worth considering?
  • Despite what the name suggests, rare earth metals aren't rare. They're quite plentiful in fact. The problem with these metals is the difficulty of extracting them from the ground. Rare earth metals have uses in a variety of different technologies, including computers, cell phones and satellites. So with the demand surely on the increase for these rare earth metals, should you try to invest i... ››› more
  • [25 March 2015]
  • The oil price comes under renewed pressure as OPEC reiterates it won't cut production
  • In June last year, the oil price started its descent. By January, the oil price had lost over 50% of its value. Since the middle of January, the price has picked up. But yet again it's been under pressure. And today, oil fell close to $55 a barrel. So what's going on with the price of oil? Let's take a closer look… Comments made by Saudi Arabia’s oil minister sends the oil p... ››› more
  • [23 March 2015]
  • An easy way to hold gold
  • Many investors like to hold a small portion of their investment portfolio in gold. It acts like a kind of investment insurance. If the market crashes, gold tends to benefit from its safe haven status and this can provide stability to your portfolio. So what's the best way to invest in gold? Read on to find out… How to invest in gold When it comes to investing in gold, to gain ... ››› more
  • [13 March 2015]
  • What lies ahead for the oil price in 2015?
  • After scaling dizzy heights in June last year, the oil price spent the rest of 2014 on a downward slope. Everyone wanted to know how low it was going to go. Then in the middle of January, the price of oil started to rise again. After trading near $63 a barrel, Brent crude has ebbed back under $60 a barrel. So what lies in store for the price of this precious commodity for the rest of the yea... ››› more
  • [12 March 2015]
  • Is silver worth investing in?
  • If you ever pay attention to the price of silver, you'll notice it's very volatile. Last year alone, the price bounced between $15.32 an ounce to $21.96 an ounce. With the silver price under pressure again as the dollar continues its bull run, is silver worth investing in? And is silver a good investment? Read on to find out… Why you should invest in silver Silver, just like gold,... ››› more
  • [11 March 2015]
  • Could Apple buoy the gold market with its new smartwatch?
  • Yesterday saw the launch of the new Apple Watch. It will go on sale on 24 April. The model range is vast. And one of its top-end models will come complete with an 18-carat gold casing. If demand takes off for this version, could Apple's demand for gold have an effect on the commodity's price? Let's take a closer look… How much gold will Apple need? Before the unveiling of the m... ››› more
  • [10 March 2015]
  • A strong dollar puts pressure on the oil price
  • After staging a bit of a recovery this year, the oil price has dipped back below $60 a barrel again. On Friday, the US released its non-farm payrolls data. The figures came in much better than forecast and this spurred the dollar stronger, denting oil's gains. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The oil price has ebbed lower over the past week This morning, “Brent crude... ››› more
  • [09 March 2015]


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