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  • Where is the price of gold headed for the rest of 2015?
  • If you're thinking about investing in gold, it's a good idea to have a look at the factors behind its price first. These factors include supply, demand, trend and sentiment. With these factors in mind, where is the price of gold headed for the rest of the year? Let's take a closer look… Gold so far this year – the driving factors Demand During the first quarter of this year... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • The uses for silver are growing, but is it worth investing in?
  • Silver probably isn't the first precious metal that springs to mind. Gold holds this top spot. Just like gold, silver is a monetary metal. This means many investors view it as a traditional store of value and silver holds the same safe haven status as gold. But unlike the yellow metal, around 50% of silver's demand is down to its use as a component in a number of industries. With gold, this ... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • A recovery could be on the cards for uranium… Here's how to play it
  • After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the price of uranium plunged. The price picked up slightly last year, but it's still well off previous highs. With the number of nuclear reactors set to rise drastically, the price of uranium should follow suit. Let's take a closer look and how you could potentially profit from a recovery in the uranium price… The uranium price slide After an ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • Four ways to add gold to your portfolio
  • Gold is the ultimate safe-haven investment. In times of strife on the financial markets, investors turn to gold. By investing a small portion of your investment portfolio in gold, you can ‘insure' yourself against a financial crisis. If one strikes, the gold you own should rise in price and offset some of the losses in other parts of your portfolio. So how can you invest in gold? You ha... ››› more
  • [28 May 2015]
  • The craziest thing Eskom's ever done - and the one 106% profit opportunity it presents
  • “There is no crisis with the supply of coal to Eskom.” These are the words of Brian Molefe, Eskom's new acting CEO in an interview with MiningMX. Clearly he's unaware of the fact that Glencore is busy closing down its 10 million tonne a year Optimum Coal operations… Or perhaps he's forgotten about the fact that a huge amount of Eskom's long term coal agreements are coming to an end ... ››› more
  • [17 May 2015]
  • Is the worst finally over for commodities?
  • After seven rocky years, there are signs that things are turning around for commodities. Since 2008, prices of commodities are down around 60%. Over the past year, they're down about 25%. But change could be on the cards for commodities. Read on to find out more and if you should start thinking about getting back in… There is a hint of a recovery in commodities Have a look at t... ››› more
  • [01 May 2015]
  • Do silver and gold deserve a place in your portfolio?
  • Investing in precious metals can be precarious. Take gold, since peaking in 2011, it's struggled to get anywhere near that high again. And silver has continued on its roller coaster ride. So should you invest in gold or silver? Or are you best giving these precious metals a wide berth? Read on to find out… You should invest in gold as portfolio insurance So far this year, the ... ››› more
  • [28 April 2015]
  • Why you should invest in platinum over gold
  • If you've ever been jewellery shopping, you're likely to know that platinum jewellery costs more than gold jewellery. This is because platinum is the rarer metal. And it has more industrial uses. The result? The platinum price is usually always higher than the gold price. But at the moment, gold is more expensive than platinum. And this means that platinum should go on to outperform gold. ... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
  • Four ways to check if your gold is the real deal
  • Holding some of your wealth in physical gold is a great way to protect yourself against a financial crisis. Think of it as an insurance policy. But unfortunately there are criminals out there waiting to take advantage of gold investors. So how can you tell if your gold is real or in fact a fake? Read on to find out… How to check your gold Without going to the expense of getting... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
  • Where's the price of platinum headed?
  • Just last month, the price of an ounce of platinum fell below $1,120. Levels not seen since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008. A few weeks down the line and the price of the precious metal isn't doing much better. So what's going on with the price of platinum? And is it likely to rise in value this year? Read on to find out… The ins and outs of the price of platinum ... ››› more
  • [13 April 2015]
  • Space shuttle technology is set to save Eskom and send the price of platinum soaring!
  • In 1930 Francis Thomas Bacon invented something called a hydrogen fuel cell. Little did he know this fuel cell, that uses hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity (and water as a by-product) would be used for space travel. But in the 1960s hydrogen fuel cells that use platinum inside as a catalyst, enabled NASA to power its Apollo Spacecraft. Now, this technology is set for a new challen... ››› more
  • [07 April 2015]
  • Investing in gold: Why you really need to and how much is enough
  • The price of gold has been under tremendous pressure over the past few years after hitting its all-time high in 2011. The dollar's recent strong run hasn't helped matters. But gold is an essential addition to your investment portfolio. So why do you need to invest in gold? And how much gold should you invest in? Read on to find out… Why you really need gold in your portfolio ... ››› more
  • [01 April 2015]


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