The price of gold has continued to limp along. Over the past three months, the price is only 2% higher.
But there is a long-term gold indicator that looks like it's heading towards a buy signal. The last time this buy indicator went off, gold rose an astonishing 80% in just over two years.
Read on to uncover why gold could be preparing for another stellar rally…
The MACD and the gold... ››› more
Over the last couple of months, the gold price hasn't done very much. While bouncing around, the price is just 2% higher.
But it looks like a change is on the cards.
The gold price is showing strong signs that it's going to rally. Let's take a closer look at why…
The gold price has strong support levels
Have a look at the chart below of the gold price…
At the moment, gold i... ››› more
When global stock markets continue to climb, sure enough there will be those who come out to say the end of the bull market is near. It's time for the bears to have their turn.
So if a bear market is around the corner, how can you prepare?
Let's take a closer look
How investors behave
It’s funny how the behaviour of investors works…
Throughout stock market history, investors show ... ››› more
Stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have been in a sustained upward trend for a number of years. It's been in a solid bull run.
But how long can this last for? Surely the market is due for a hefty correction? If you want to invest in the stock market, is it wise after such a lengthy run?
Read on to find out…
The JSE has climbed higher for five years
The JSE has continued to hit n... ››› more
My friend Ryan felt untouchable.
His penny stock, Accentuate Limited, soared 64% just one week after he bought it!
The thing is, he's human.
He got greedy.
Even though the share reached his 50% take profit level - He held the share to let the profits keep rolling in.
After keeping the share for a few months his returns plummeted to -28%. This happened less than a year ago... And his... ››› more
The current bear market for the price of gold is in its 127th week. For about two years, the gold price has struggled. So surely the price of the yellow metal is due some respite? Surely a new gold bull market is just around the corner? Let's take a closer look at what could be in store for the price of gold…
What happened to the gold price in the past?
Over the past 44 years, of the five ma... ››› more
The last three years have been tough for silver. The price kept falling. But in April, it looked like silver was finally preparing itself for a move upwards. Then last week, the price took another dip. This saw it trading below $19 an ounce. The question now is, what's in store for the price of silver? Let's take a closer look…
Where next for the silver price?
Silver’s surprise fall last w... ››› more
The price of silver has been languishing for the past few years. It's lucky to get close to $20 an ounce after trading near $50 an ounce three years ago. But there are several factors that will put upward pressure on the price of silver and propel it on a new bull run. Let's take a closer look at what these are…
Silver bull market factor #1: Demand by the US Mint
The steep drop in silver pri... ››› more
Platinum-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs) are sucking up vast quantities of platinum group metals (PGMs). One of the main drivers behind this was the launch of Absa's NewPlat last year. It's been very successful. Add to that the addition of two palladium-backed ETFs and palladium holdings are also rising. The demand for PGM-backed ETFs is adding to the unprecedented demand for these metals. Dem... ››› more
Platinum has had a rough year so far. The strike hitting the world's three largest platinum producers is nearly four months old. And through this the supply of platinum continue to be under severe pressure. There's a supply crunch on the horizon. But these aren't the only reasons why platinum is set to take off. Let's take a closer look at two reasons why this is only the beginning of a bull marke... ››› 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
It's fair to say that after a long stretch of falling gold prices, investors don't just hate the precious metal, they despise it. And that's often a tremendous contrarian indicator. The price of gold fell hard through 2013. And that's in spite of Asian investors increasingly buying more and many gold mines pausing their search for gold as the low price makes it uneconomical. Read on to uncover the... ››› more
Every year, you see thousands of analyst tips, and evaluations of different companies and markets.
And the reality is, most of this analysis falls on deaf ears. In good times, the majority of investors just don't care about analysis so long as they're making money.
But there is a time when you need to pay attention to what analysts are saying. In fact, reports show that when analysts are mos... ››› more
“Iron ore rallying as cargoes to China reach record”
This was a headline on Bloomberg yesterday.
Now on your first look at this headline, you may think that now's a good time to buy into iron ore miners.
After all, if the industrial metal's price is rallying, then miners should make more profit right?
Well today I'm telling you, this rally in iron ore prices will be short lived. And ... ››› more
“In recent months, it seems as though investors have completely lost interest in the resource stock story. I, for one, can't think of a single commodity-specific boom.
In fact, investors have focused so much effort on dividend stocks and other booming sectors such as technology that they've forgotten about the moneymaking possibilities in resource stocks.
My bet is that attitude is about t... ››› more
An unusual thing happened over the past decade... One of the most common metals didn't go up in price. Most metal prices soared over the last decade. The price of gold rose 375%, from around $400 per ounce to peak around $1,900 per ounce. The price of silver, copper, lead, zinc, platinum, palladium and nickel all soared over that period too. However, there is one metal that sat out the bull market... ››› more
Technical analysis is a system of selecting shares that some investors heavily rely on. By studying past price movements of shares, technical analysts hope to predict the future movement of share prices. But where did the idea come from? You might be surprised to learn that technical analysis was born over 100 years ago…
The acknowledged father of technical analysis is the American journalist,... ››› more
The dollar is strengthening, which means the expected bull market is returning. This is great news for investors who'll be looking to bank maximum profits from the bull market. One of the best ways to do this is to look for higher beta shares as these tend to outperform the market when the market is running higher. Read on to discover how to put high Beta shares to good use. 2013 has been called t... ››› more
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