After last week's impromptu load shedding, Eskom says the power situation remains tight, but it doesn't expect power outages. The power utility is struggling to keep South Africa's supply of electricity flowing as it contends with wet coal affecting the operation of generators. Let's take a closer look at the latest goings on with SA's power supply…
Eskom apologises for load shedding
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So far this year, gold and silver are grabbing the headlines. After an abysmal 2013, both of these precious metals are enjoying rallies. Gold is up about 12%. Silver is up about 10%. But there's another precious metal that's creeping higher, under the radar. Read on to discover what precious metal this is and how you can profit from its rally…
This precious metal looks set to soar
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With more and more people taking up the cause of a clean energy future, it's was inevitable that fraudsters would follow suit. If you're an investor focusing your portfolio on green investment opportunities, don't fall for the latest green energy scheme rocking the world: Carbon credits. Here's how to spot it and why you should avoid it at all costs…
If someone phones you to get you to invest... ››› more
“The renewable energy industry is well past its training wheel phase,” writes renewable energy investor Tam Hunt. And while there may be many ways to invest in all types of renewables, here in SA these opportunities are very limited. That's why it makes sense to global. And that's where these alternative energy ETFs come in…
What types of alternative energy can you invest in?
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With petrol selling today for more than R14 per litre in Gauteng, it's become more important than ever for government and business to look for alternative sources of fuel.
Sometimes innovation just happens, other times you have to force it.
And right now, rising fuel prices are forcing South Africans to start innovating.
This is great news for you and me as investors. That's because with... ››› more
Green investing is set to be all the rage this year. This as renewable energy is becoming the buzz word for countries around the world. Now, says altenergystocks.com, there's a new renewable energy investing trend emerging. Read on to find out what it is….
There’s a new type of renewable energy investment proliferating
According to lowlyinterpretor.com, there’s been an unprecedented l... ››› more
Gold has hit a four month high today. The yellow metal is benefitting from its safe haven status. Investors worried about the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia have turned to gold. The gold price has risen more than 1% today. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the yellow metal…
Global stocks markets are under pressure
The growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine h... ››› more
So far in 2014, the price of gold has risen nicely. A good start after the horrendous time of it the yellow metal had last year. Have you ever thought about who holds gold? Of course governments are big holders, but there are some other hoarders of the yellow metals. And demand is continuing to soar from one country. Let's take a closer look at where the biggest stashes of gold in the world are…... ››› more
There is a metal that's getting ready to soar. This metal is 15 times rarer than platinum. In fact, this metal is 30 times rarer than gold. And no substitute can replace this metal because of its unique physical properties. This metal is palladium. And the price of palladium is looking set to double. Let's take a look at why… ]
Modern technology needs palladium to function
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The latest news is in...
The Chinese are selling U.S. government debt... And they're buying gold.
In fact, latest trade data shows China has just sold $50 billion worth of US debt, taking China's holdings of US debt levels to their lowest in two years!
Simply put China believes the FED is making the wrong move cutting its quantitative easing and that gold is still the only true safe haven... ››› more
When it comes to metals, those in the ‘precious' category certainly get the most attention. But precious metals aren't the only types of metals that you should look at. There are industrial metals. Industrial metals have a wide range of uses. And there is one industrial metal that is set to soar as demands starts to build. Read on to find out more…
Zinc is one industrial metal that is set to... ››› more
February has been a good month for silver so far. Just in the past few weeks, the metal is 14% higher. With it trading around $21.80 an ounce, it looks like the rally is far from over. So what's pushing the price higher? And how can you profit from the rising silver price? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with silver…
There are three core reasons why silver is going to continue to r... ››› more
So far, 2014 has been good for gold. The price of gold is up 9.6% so far. In comparison, the JSE's All Share Index is up only 1.93% over the same period. But what is driving the gold price higher? And how is the rest of 2014 looking for the yellow metal? Let's take a closer look a crucial bullish force behind the gold price…
The gold price has benefitted so far this year from investors looking... ››› more
The price of gold eased today after hitting a three-and-a-half-month yesterday. So far this year, investors have shown that their appetite for the yellow metal is strengthening. Could demand outstrip supply this year? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with gold…
Yesterday gold price hit a “three-and-a-half month peak,” says the SABC. Concerns about the US’s economy and a “wea... ››› more
Gold ended the week off strongly, well over $1,300. This is the first time it's gone through this level since November last year. In 2013, the gold price fell 28% as investors shunned the yellow metal. But investors are returning to gold as worries about the US economic recovery grow. And there are a number of other factors that are putting upward pressure on the gold price. Let's take a closer lo... ››› more
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