Over the past month or so, the price of gold has been edging higher, albeit in a volatile way.
If you want to invest in gold, what are your options? Read on to find out…
Way #1: Invest in gold producers
You need to do your homework here and gold producers are notoriously volatile, but you could uncover a gold producer or two to invest in.
Gold mining isn’t an easy business and margin... ››› more
Silver is currently trading at around 60% less than its peak back in April 2011. Silver's had a worse time of it than gold.
And silver is now presenting itself as a great opportunity to buy into.
Let's take a closer look…
The silver price slumped
Silver has fallen 60% since 2011. Gold is only down 20% in comparison.
When assets fall like silver has, investors tend to give up on it. ... ››› more
The gold sector is starting to rally. With this, it looks like it's time to buy into gold producers. But gold producers are notoriously risky. And with that in mind, investing in gold stocks might not be the right investment choice for you.
So why is the gold sector rallying? Why is investing in gold shares a mistake? And what's the best way to get exposure to the move up?
Let's take a close... ››› more
Come 14 August, the London Silver Fix is no longer. That's after 117 years of its existence.
This has come as good news to investors who want a free market. They believe silver prices have been the victim of manipulation.
So what is the London Silver Fix? And what will the price of silver do after the London Silver Fix comes to an end?
Let's take a closer look…
Why the London Silve... ››› more
There are a number of fundamentals suggesting the time is nearing to start buying miners.
This includes the large diversified miners like Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata.
So what's changed? Why are these companies now looking like good investments?
Read on to find out…
The mining sector has went from excess supply to famine
The mining sector as a whole is very cyc... ››› more
So far, 2014 has been the year for palladium. The platinum group metal (PGM) is easily outperforming its precious metal counterparts. Palladium is up over 19% so far this year.
But can palladium keep on rising? Or is it destined for a fall?
Read on to find out and how you can get on palladium's move…
The platinum sector strike hit palladium production hard
Helping the price of palladi... ››› more
Gold, platinum and palladium continue to edge higher. A weaker dollar is helping to boost prices.
Geopolitical tensions are helping push gold up. And supply concerns over platinum and palladium continue to drive prices higher.
Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The prices of precious metals continue to rise
Precious metals look likely to complete a “sixth consecutive week... ››› more
Nearly two weeks ago, the five-month long strike affecting the world's top three platinum producers came to an end. While you might have expected the platinum price to drop, it rose on the news. And this looks like just the beginning for a rise in the platinum price. Read on to find out why and how you can profit from the move…
The squeeze is on the supply of platinum
The end of the strike d... ››› more
Over the last few weeks, tensions have been mounting in Iraq. An outright civil war is underway. The insurgence led to the oil price hitting highs not seen for nearly ten months. So is there any way to play this surge in the oil price? Let's take a closer look…
The oil price responded higher on developments in Iraq
Since events in Iraq started to snowball so has the oil price. With Iraq as o... ››› more
General Motors has earmarked $2.5 billion to research this technology.
Honda is spending $215 million on this technology and the US government is actually giving tax benefits and research grants to those furthering research in this field…
What am I talking about?
Well, it's hydrogen fuel cells. And, not only could the change the world of transport as we know it but they could spell the ... ››› more
A recent case of a trader at Barclays manipulating the price of gold through the gold price fix highlights the issues in the gold market. With Barclays being guilty of this, it shows there is a high probability that it isn't the only bank of the four in the gold price fix group that's guilty of this. Let's take a closer look at the evidence and what you can do to buy gold when the banks haven't ma... ››› more
Investing great Warren Buffett is a massive fan of renewable energy like solar and wind.
Bloomberg says he's already invested $15 billion in the sector. And it looks like he's set to invest the same again.
So should you invest in renewable energy? Is it really the future?
Let's take a closer look…
Renewable energy looks like the way forward
The renewable energy sector is certainly... ››› more
Back at the end of June in 2012, David Plunkett, a trader and director on Barclays' precious metals desk, realised that he was in trouble. The expiry date was coming up for a customer's long trade. And if the gold price closed above a certain level, the bank would have to pay out $3.9 million to the customer. So Plunkett decided to manipulate the price of gold to save the loss. Let's take a closer... ››› more
There continues to be a growing focus on renewable and clean energy. If someone asked you what the quickest growing energy source is at the moment, you'd be mistaken to answer solar or wind. The fact is, it's coal. Yes, it isn't a clean energy source, but it's one of the cheapest. And this has led to an explosion in its use. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Boom times look afoot f... ››› more
At the Federal Reserve Bank in New York, the fifth subfloor hosts the largest gold vault in the world.
The vault is 25 metres below the street, and is made of steel and concrete. Protecting its entrance is a 90 ton steel cylinder. There are very few with security clearance that can enter.
But is there something afoot at the world's largest gold vault? Are the contents not exactly what ever... ››› more
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