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  • Investing in gold: Why you should and how you can do it
  • It's no secret that gold has performed terribly over the past year. Only last week it hit four-year lows. Whatever you think of what the future might hold for gold. A small proportion of your investment portfolio in gold acts like insurance. So why should you invest in gold? And what's the best way to invest in gold? Read on to find out… Why you should own gold Gold is a great ... ››› more
  • [19 November 2014]
  • Oil plummets to $77 a barrel on the back of poor Chinese data
  • Since June, the price of Brent crude oil has been on a slippery slope south. Yesterday, a barrel slid to $77. And looking to the futures market, it looks like the price of oil is going to continue to fall. So what's causing the oil price to drop so much? And what does it mean for you? Let's take a closer look… The oil price is trading at a four-year low Yesterday, the oil price... ››› more
  • [14 November 2014]
  • Silver: The good, the bad and the opportunities it presents
  • If you've been watching the price of silver, it's not been doing well. The precious metal is struggling. So what's going on with silver? Why is it struggling? Are there any chances of a recovery in its price? And should you invest in it? Let's take a closer look… The moves of the silver price are exaggerated moves of the gold price When you look at the price of silver compared to ... ››› more
  • [29 October 2014]
  • This is the ultimate contrarian play: Why now is the time to invest in commodities
  • Commodities have had a terrible time of it over the last few years. Whilst stock markets have soared, they've left commodities trailing. Just back track six years and commodities were soaring. Now commodities are trading at levels not seen for nearly two decades. So why is now the time to get back into commodities? Let's take a closer look… Investors hate commodities A contrari... ››› more
  • [28 October 2014]
  • The oil price plunges to $85 a barrel on the back of the IEA's monthly report
  • Last night, the oil price continued its hefty fall. Yesterday, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said it forecast robust supply and it cut its growth forecast for next year. Over the last few months, the oil price has dropped over 20%. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The oil price continues its tumble on poor demand and plentiful supply The price of Brent crude... ››› more
  • [15 October 2014]
  • The oil price falls below $88 a barrel as supply outweighs demand
  • Yet again, the oil price is falling. Earlier today, the price of Brent crude oil fell below $88 a barrel. With an ample supply of oil and concerns over global economic growth, the oil price continues to ebb under pressure. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The oil price is down over 20% in less than four months Since June when Brent crude hit its high of the year, the p... ››› more
  • [14 October 2014]
  • Oil slips below $90 a barrel over worries about the Eurozone's economy
  • Over the last few months, the price of oil has been retreating. Ample supply has outweighed demand. And a stronger dollar is putting further pressure on the price. But now fears are growing that the Eurozone may be heading back to recession. This led the oil price weaker again. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Crude oil sank to a four-year low This morning saw Crude... ››› more
  • [10 October 2014]
  • The gold price slumps to a 15-month low
  • Gold is struggling. If you've watched the price of gold this year, you'll have seen how the yellow metal has struggled to maintain any gains made. It kicks off the week wallowing at a 15-month low. And gold isn't the only precious metal struggling. So what's going on with the gold price? Let's take a closer look… The dollar took strength from positive US jobs data The gold pri... ››› more
  • [06 October 2014]
  • If you want to invest in resources stocks, you need to wait for this to happen first…
  • The resources sector is renowned for its volatility. Resources by their very nature are cyclical. And investing in them isn't for everyone. But there is a way you can improve your chances of investing in shares that should go on to perform well. Let's take a closer look at what this is… How to uncover the next opportunity in the resources market If you want to successfully invest ... ››› more
  • [01 October 2014]
  • What's in store for the oil price?
  • Over the last few months, the oil price has come down sharply. This is in spite of rising geopolitical tensions in key oil producing regions. As it stands, traders don't seem to be concerned about the impact this could have on the availability of oil. So what's in store for the oil price? Can we look forward to lower or higher oil prices? Let's take a closer look… The lower oil pr... ››› more
  • [30 September 2014]
  • What the gold-silver ratio tells us about the gold price
  • The gold-silver ratio describes how many ounces of silver it takes to buy an ounce of gold. You can use this ratio to look at the relationship between silver and gold to indicate where the gold price is going. Let's take a closer look at how this works… The current gold-silver ratio At the moment, it takes about 68 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold. When silver hit its ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]
  • Could the slump in commodities indicate something's awry with the global economy?
  • Commodities have taken a tanking over the last couple of months. Gold, oil and platinum are just some of the commodities falling in price. So is a fall in commodity prices just bad news for companies concerned with natural resources? Or could it indicate problems with the global economy? Let's take a closer look… The effect of a strong dollar on commodities The dollar has been... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]
  • Three shares that'll crash and burn before you can count 1, 2, 3…
  • A recent survey of on international stock exchange, the ASX, found that as much as a third of the 2,100 companies listed there are at risk of financial catastrophe. In fact, 58% of the bottom 500 companies on the ASX published warnings they could go bust within 12 months. But surely this isn't the case in South Africa, is it? Well if that’s what you thought, you’re sadly mistaken my fr... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]


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