Even though the price of gold continued to fall through the course of last year, demand was high. Investors were gobbling up physical gold. Especially those in Asia. These investors were taking advantage of the lower prices. Read on to find out more about demand for gold last year and what it means for the price over the long-term…
Let’s take a look at some surprising trends in the 2013 gold... ››› more
Last year brought South Africa more than its fair share of industry crippling strikes. And it looks like 2014 could be panning out in a similar fashion. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has legally obtained the right to strike at several of the country's largest platinum producers. But it has yet to put them into play. Read on to find out what could be in store for Sout... ››› more
It hasn't been a good year for gold. This year, the price of the yellow metal has dropped nearly 30%. And since the US Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday that it would begin tapering its stimulus programme, gold is under even more pressure. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the gold price…
Yesterday saw the gold price fall “below $1,200 an ounce,” says Fin24. That is the... ››› more
They say that a bell never rings at the top and the bottom of the market. But there's some real jingling going on in silver right now. And it may just be the start of something big. There's no denying that silver took a beating in 2013. Recently it was down 33.6% for the year, even worse than gold's abysmal 25% loss. Clearly, investors hate silver. Read on to uncover three forces that could ignite... ››› more
With all the rain we've had recently I've experienced a lot of power outages.
Traffic lights on the way to work are routinely out.
We even had a storm take out the power in our office for a day.
Worse still, a weak wind was blowing the other day and suddenly a transformer near my house blew! It stayed out for more than a day as new parts were first needed to get the lights back on…
H... ››› more
So far this year, silver has taken a good flogging. Silver prices have dropped 33%!
Like gold, investors have shunned the metal and moved their assets elsewhere.
But I believe this is a big mistake.
In fact, two indicators are telling me, now is the perfect time to buy silver before it surges.
Let me explain...
Indicator #1: The new movement in India will make demand for silver s... ››› more
There's something not quite right in the official gold demand numbers. Reuters recently analysed global trade data and concluded that Shanghai received 133 tonnes this year. If we add that to the Hong Kong imports we arrive at 989 tonnes. But as you're about to see, even that still significantly understates the real numbers. Read on to discover if the gold market is about to turn…
To try and u... ››› more
Over the past three years IT stocks have run up 128%, retail shares have run up 87% and the JSEs All Share Index has done a little more than 41%.
So where should bottom-fishing contrarians look for "left for dead" assets?
One sector to consider is steelmaking… The world’s largest “Boom and Bust” sector might be set for a recovery in 2014
The steelmaking industry is one of the mar... ››› more
As things stand now, mines can't control their labour costs.
Things are difficult for mining companies in South Africa thanks to the power struggle between various labour unions.
In fact, the negative effect of labour unions on the mining sector cannot be overstressed.
And now, even the big mines in South Africa are on a slippery slope.
They're struggling to survive!
And none more so than ... ››› more
Have you ever given any thought to where the world's gold supplies come from? You may think that it just comes out of the ground via mines, but that's not all. There's another large supplier of the yellow metal. Read on to find out…
Basically, mining companies and central banks supply gold, the team of experts at FSP Invest explain in How to Make Money from Gold...
Let’s have a look at ea... ››› more
The South African resource sector took a hard hit from the actions of government and labour unions over the past year or so.
With the endless stream of strikes, rising costs and threats of nationalisation…
The government and the unions are making it harder and harder to make money from the resources sector.
But that doesn't mean you should give up all hope of making a proﬁt…
The exper... ››› more
The price of gold fell over 1% yesterday thanks to a stronger dollar. World markets are waiting for the release of crucial data from the States on Friday. Let's take a closer look at what's putting pressure on the price of the yellow metal…
Yesterday saw gold experiencing its “worst monthly performance since June,” says IOL. This is down to “speculation [about] a strengthening US economy... ››› more
Gold is easy to buy, easy to hold and easy to sell. It also offers one of the largest and most liquid investment markets in the world. Gold investment comes in many forms. But before you jump in, you need to work out a few things before you invest in gold. Read on to find out what these are…
Firstly, be assured that your purchase of gold really is an investment, the research team at FSP Invest... ››› more
Since 1950, the world's population has doubled. In the meantime, the amount of fresh water available has stayed constant, at best.
So what that means is one-third of the world's population is short of water! A massive water shortage is on its way.
Water is becoming scarcer and scarcer… Which is why we call “Blue Gold”.
Because it's about to become about as valuable as gold.
In South A... ››› more
If you disregard the advantages of investing in gold, you're failing to bet on 6,000 years of recorded human history. As a means of economic security, gold and precious metals are here to stay. Read on to discover more about physical gold as an investment…
Through the ages, gold has always remained a store of value upon which an individual and a nation’s wealth is measured the experts at FSP... ››› more
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