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  • The oil price dips below $50 a barrel and its slide may not be over…
  • One of the main talking points of the year so far has been the unprecedented drop in the price of oil. Despite nearly halving in value during the last six-months of 2014, the commodity has continued to fall sharply this week. So what's going on with the oil price? And when it is likely to stop falling? Let's take a closer look… The oil price falls to $49.92 For the first time i... ››› more
  • [08 January 2015]
  • Is 2015 going to see gold enter a bull market?
  • As the trading year gets underway, the gold price has edged higher. The price of the yellow metal has struggled over the past few years. But as investors worry about the global economic recovery and the current oil slump, could this be the year for gold? Let's take a closer look… Gold is creeping higher Over the last few months, the financial headlines have been full of what’s ... ››› more
  • [07 January 2015]
  • The oil price slump continues… Could oil trade below $50 a barrel?
  • The drop in the oil price has surprised most investors and traders. Who would have thought that this precious commodity's price could more than halve in six short months? The start of trading in the New Year saw the oil price dropping further and it hasn't stopped yet. Today, the oil price dipped under $52 a barrel. So what's leading to the price of oil being under so much pressure? And h... ››› more
  • [06 January 2015]
  • The New Year brings an even lower oil price with it
  • After the slide in the oil price last year, few could have anticipated the further fall in price. But as the first trading week of 2015 gets underway, the price of Brent crude oil has continued to fall. So why is the price of oil continuing to slide? Let's take a closer look… The oil price hits a five-and-a-half year low The oil price is still under pressure as it hit a five-an... ››› more
  • [05 January 2015]
  • The one sector to benefit from the oil price slump
  • The vast drop in the oil price has surprised many. Companies in the oil sector are the losers. That includes oil producers and oil services companies. So which sectors are the beneficiaries of a lower oil price? Let's take a closer look at one sector in particular… The sector set to thrive from a lower oil price The one sector rubbing its hands in glee over a lower oil price i... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • Two factors that could affect the gold price in 2015
  • For a third year running, the gold price is coming to the end of another disappointing year. So what's going to happen to the yellow metal next year? Is it going to recover? There are two main factors that could determine the price of gold in the New Year. Let's take a look at what these are… Factor #1: The role of the dollar on the gold price One overbearing factor on the gol... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • Could 2015 be the year that resources snap out of their bear trend and start to climb?
  • It's easy to understand why many investors follow the herd when it comes to investing. They only feel comfortable buying when prices are high. But that goes against the grain of a contrarian investor. When prices are rock bottom, that's when a contrarian investor thinks about buying. Not after the price has already gone up. One sector that's fallen hard over the past few years is resource... ››› more
  • [23 December 2014]
  • With the oil price continuing to languish, is it time to buy oil stocks?
  • Over the past six months, the oil price has nearly halved. One of the casualties of this plunge is oil producers and other related oil stocks. So is it time to buy oil stocks? Read on to find out… A crisis in the oil sector creates investment opportunities When a commodity takes a pounding, it can present great investment opportunities for the savvy investor. Since June, the oi... ››› more
  • [22 December 2014]
  • Three factors that could send the price of gold higher in 2015
  • No-one can predict what's going to happen on the financial markets. And this couldn't be truer for gold. For much of the time, there doesn't appear to be any logic or reason behind its price movements. In fact, at times it seems the gold price reacts in the opposite way of what investors expect. So what lies in store for the yellow metal in 2015? Is it finally going to make a recovery? ... ››› more
  • [18 December 2014]
  • As oil plunges to under $62 a barrel, OPEC reiterates it has no plans to cut production
  • Friday saw another 3% drop in the price of Brent crude oil. This takes the price down to a five-year low. Yesterday, the secretary general of OPEC (the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries) said they have no plans to cut production to support the oil price. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Friday saw 3% wiped off the oil price The oil price “fell 3% to plumb new f... ››› more
  • [15 December 2014]
  • What a lower oil price means for the world's economy and oil stocks
  • The oil price continues to ebb lower. So what impact does a lower oil price have on the global economy? And what does it means for oil stocks? And when could it be time to buy oil stocks? Let's take a closer look… A lower oil price is good news for the global economy If the oil price continues to stay at current levels, it’s good news for the world’s economy. You can view i... ››› more
  • [12 December 2014]
  • Why the oil price could remain at current low levels and what it means for you
  • Since June, the oil price has fallen by an unprecedented 40%. This huge drop in price is beyond what many analysts expected. The oil price is now trading around $65 a barrel. So will the oil price pick up or is it here to stay? And what does this mean for you? Let's take a closer look… The oil price has trended downwards since June Understandably, the lower oil price has made a lo... ››› more
  • [11 December 2014]


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