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  • South Africa's deep mines are dying - but these companies are set to profit big time!
  • South Africa's deep mines are dying - but these companies are set to profit big time!
    South Africa sits with the ‘achievement' of having 8 out of the world's ten deepest mines. While this is clearly an achievement in engineering - it's a problem specifically for our gold mining industry. Production costs have skyrocketed, accidents in the deep mines make it even more difficult to profit. In fact, in the 1970's South Africa produced as much as 80% of the world's gold,... ››› more
  • [05 October 2016]
  • Even if you're not invested in mining shares - you need to read this…
  • Imagine this… The mining sector is in talks with mining minister Mosebenzi Zwane on 25 and 26 April 2016. This comes after the release of the new “Draft mining charter”. In the draft mining charter the minister of mining set new requirements for mining companies in South Africa. You might think this doesn't affect you as an investor. But it does. Even if you're not invested in... ››› more
  • [27 April 2016]
  • Two junior miners to ride out the weak rand
  • The Rand has crashed to R16.70 a dollar. On 30 November 2015 a Bloomberg report speculated the rand could hit R20 to a dollar. Then on 8 January 2016 a Fin 24 report again reiterated the R20 to a dollar level for 2016 and Cees Bruggemans, a well known economist predicts we could see R22.50 to the dollar before 2018! In short, if you're not investing in rand hedge shares you're losing mone... ››› more
  • [19 January 2016]
  • The demand for renewables is still growing, here's how you can play it
  • I recently wrote an article detailing the unstoppable global trends that have made many people billions of dollars throughout history. Just to recap, the trends are energy (renewables), technology, war, healthcare and demographics. I said that these trends have been at the centre of wealth creation since the dawn of time. And as we look towards the future, these trends will continue to gener... ››› more
  • [07 January 2016]
  • Why the commodities super cycle is over for now
  • It doesn't seem that long ago when the prices of commodities were hitting the lights out. But the commodities super cycle is definitely over for now. So why were commodities doing so well? And what's changed? Let's take a closer look… The recovery of commodities   Back in 2000, prices of commodities hit historically cheap levels. Take zinc. When you adjust its price for i... ››› more
  • [30 November 2015]
  • Copper: Why this commodity has further to fall
  • Commodity prices are at multiyear lows. It's hard to find a commodity which is thriving in the current climate. One commodity to stay clear of at the moment is copper. If the charts are anything to go by, this metal still has a long way to fall. Let's take a closer look at what could lie in store for the metal… Don’t underestimate how far copper could fall   The price of c... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • How to profit from the glut of oil
  • In the middle of last year, the oil price started its decent. This year, the price of oil has struggled to get above $60 a barrel. In the past when demand for oil ebbed, producers pulled back production to help the price out. But this time around, producers continue to pump oil out of the ground. This leaves the industry with a bit of a problem. What to do with all the excess oil? But this p... ››› more
  • [27 November 2015]
  • Five ways you can invest in gold
  • When uncertain times hit, investors tend to move to gold. Gold gives you a way to hedge your portfolio against a financial crisis. It's wise to hold a small portion of your portfolio in gold. So how can you invest in gold for the long-term? There are five ways… Way to invest in gold #1: Coins and bars   This is the most direct way you can invest in gold. As you hold physi... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • How to profit from lithium's rising demand
  • If you have a smart phone or a laptop, chances are it's running off a lithium battery. Electric cars also use lithium batteries to keep them moving. So where does lithium come from? How does the future look for lithium? And how can you profit from its rise? Read on to find out more… A bit about lithium   The demand for lithium is growing.    Only three countries ho... ››› more
  • [23 November 2015]
  • Why you should invest in wind power
  • Wind power is all about harnessing the power of the wind through turbines to produce energy. It's a way to generate electricity that's environmentally friendly and it is growing in popularity. In Scotland, for instance, many wind farms now sit across the landscape, using nature's power to generate electricity. But are there any issues with turbines? And is it a sector worth investing in? ... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • The commodity bull will return
  • Commodities have had it tough over the last few years. As the Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodities CRB Commodity Index shows, from 2011, commodities are down around 48%. The vast majority of commodities are sitting at lows not seen in years. But this doesn't mean commodities won't recover. The sector is cyclical. And this means is will recover at some stage. Let's take a closer look… W... ››› more
  • [20 November 2015]
  • Why you can't ignore this commodity or the profit opportunities it holds
  • Commodities have had it hard over the past few years. The vast majority are struggling not to sink lower in price. But there is an exception. And this is cocoa. Cocoa is rising in value. And it looks like it has a lot further to rise. Let's take a closer look…   The case for cocoa   Have a look at the chart below showing the performance of different commodities over the... ››› more
  • [18 November 2015]

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