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  • 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]
  • Palladium is looking set to take off… Here's why and how you can play it
  • Palladium is one of the platinum group metals. South Africa is the world's second top producer of the precious metal, falling closely behind Russia. After hitting a high last year, the price of palladium has fallen. But a change could be on the cards for the metal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on... The demand for palladium is rising After hitting a high of over $900 an ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2015]
  • The oil price is steadily creeping higher… Is the bull market back?
  • After shedding over 50% of its price in just over six months, the price of Brent crude is starting to climb again. So what's behind this climb in the oil price? And what does this mean for oil companies? Let's take a closer look… The oil price has risen over 20% in the past week Since the middle of January, the oil price has been starting to climb again. Is this the return of a bu... ››› more
  • [11 February 2015]
  • Why now could be the perfect time to buy resource stocks
  • The best way to make money from the stock market is to buy when prices are low and sell when prices are high. To achieve this, you need to buy stocks when they're dirt cheap. And this is usually when the sector the stocks are in is brimming with bad news. When it comes to such a sector, you can't look by resources. So is now the right time to be thinking about in investing in the sector? ... ››› more
  • [04 February 2015]
  • The oil price rallies to over $55 a barrel on speculation of production cuts
  • Since June last year, the oil price has trended steadily lower, trading well below $50 a barrel. With a supply glut and ailing demand, the oil price has been under severe pressure. But yesterday, the price of oil rebounded strongly. At one stage it was up over $55 a barrel. So why the sudden turnaround for the oil price? Let's take a closer look… The oil price soared as speculatio... ››› more
  • [03 February 2015]
  • Warning - Oil Price Crisis: Three toxic investments you must avoid in 2015
  • The oil price is down from $110 a barrel to $47 a barrel in the past seven months. I'm sure you enjoy this 57% drop in the oil price it every time you fill up your car, I certainly do… But the picture is dire for all companies that make their money from the oil sector. Layoffs, drilling shutdowns... and now bankruptcies are a real and imminent threat. On Tuesday 20 January oil-field ser... ››› more
  • [29 January 2015]
  • The oil price holds its ground as OPEC boss warns over low investment in the industry
  • Since June last year, the oil price has lost over half its value. This is thanks to an oversupply in the market and weak demand. But after closing at a six-year low on Monday, the price of oil has held. This could suggest that the oil price has finally found its bottom. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The oil price steadies around $48 a barrel The oil price was very s... ››› more
  • [27 January 2015]
  • Three reasons why you should consider investing in gold producers
  • Over the last few years, investors stayed well clear of gold mining companies. Gold producers peaked at the end of 2010. By 2012, they were heading swiftly lower. In November last year, it looks like the gold producers hit their low. So what has changed now? And why should you consider adding some gold producers to your portfolio? Read on to find out… Why gold producers had such ... ››› more
  • [26 January 2015]
  • The gold price hits near five-month highs as concerns grow over global economic growth
  • The gold price has been climbing higher and today touched levels not seen for nearly five-months. This is thanks in part to the decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to cut its global economic growth forecasts for this year and next. Also helping take the yellow metal higher are concerns over the state of the European economy. Speculation is growing over whether the European Cent... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • A plunging oil price has its benefits, but what about the casualties?
  • Since June last year, the oil price has more than halved. In the face of oversupply and dwindling demand, the price of oil has headed swiftly south. A lower oil price is beneficial to many. Motorists in SA and around the world have welcome large cuts to the price of petrol. But for companies in the oil industry, it's a different story. Take South African energy company Sasol. Its share price... ››› more
  • [20 January 2015]
  • Discover 2015's hottest commodity and three mining shares to profit from it!
  • The US dollar is surging and the South African rand is crashing. While this is great news for the purchasing power of US consumers, it's crushed the value of almost all commodities such as oil and gold. However one commodity is showing massive promise for 2015… They’re just not making enough of these metals to meet demand… If you go back to 2012 platinum stockpiles made up about 5... ››› more
  • [13 January 2015]


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