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  • Before you trade commodities you need to understand the risks and the market
  • Over the years, commodities have become ever more popular. You can see this trend is the launch of several different commodity-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs). But before you jump in, you need to understand exactly what investing in commodities is all about and the risks involved. Read on to find out what you need to know... How you can trade commodities If you want to trade commodities, y... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Investing in commodities: What you get for your money
  • When you invest in gold and other precious metals, you're investing in commodities. And investing in these metals is very similar to investing in other commodities like sugar, cocoa, coffee and wheat. But it's very different to investing in stocks, property or art. So what makes investing in commodities different from investing in financial investments? Let's take a closer look… Investing in ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Revealed: How commodity markets work
  • Commodities trade on specialist commodity markets. The largest commodity market in the work is the Chicago Mercantile Board of Exchange. Here you'll find commodities ranging from gold to orange juice and oil to coffee trading. So how do commodity markets work? And what determines commodity prices? Let's take a closer look… Commodity markets all come down to supply and demand The buyers and s... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Should you have any exposure to commodities in your portfolio?
  • Commodities are ‘real' assets. Commodities include oil, coffee beans, copper and cotton. So is it a wise decision to have investments in commodities? If you're a trader, or you like to speculate on the commodity markets, then that's a different story. But when it comes down to your actual long-term investment portfolio, commodities are perhaps not the best thing to put your money into. Let's tak... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Soaring demand for platinum and palladium ETFs is helping reignite a PGMs bull market
  • 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
  • [23 May 2014]
  • Investing in commodities: Physical commodities vs mining shares
  • To gain exposure to commodities you have a number of different options. You can buy the physical commodity, such as gold coins and jewellery. You can invest in commodity-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs). Or you can invest in mining shares. Let's take a closer look at the benefits of investing in mining shares over investing in commodities specifically… Mining share advantage #1: it’s mor... ››› more
  • [08 May 2014]
  • Profit Opportunity: This surprise commodity is ready to soar 26%!
  • Let's play the “What am I” game… I'm a solid, silvery-white metallic element… You can find me in many rooms of your house. You'll find me in pots, pans, ovens, toasters, cell phones, tumble dryers, cars or even geysers. And in some countries, I'm even a coin! Not only am I found everywhere, but it looks like I am about to soar 26% in the next two years or so, which is gre... ››› more
  • [06 May 2014]
  • How to invest in commodities with ETFs
  • If you're looking for exposure to commodities in your portfolio, you can use exchange traded funds (ETFs). You can either invest in an index-based ETF or you can opt for a commodity-backed ETF. So what's the difference? And how can you invest in them? Let's take a closer look… Commodities ETFs option one Your first option in commodities ETFs is to buy an index-based ETF that invests in diffe... ››› more
  • [05 May 2014]
  • Resources uncovered: The ins and outs of commodities
  • When it comes to investing, you've probably heard the word ‘commodities' before. But do you know what commodities are? And where do commodities fit in in your investment portfolio? Read on to find out what you need to know about commodities… What are commodities? Commodities are ‘real’ assets. To put it another way, they are ‘real stuff’. The most common commodity you’ll be fa... ››› more
  • [01 May 2014]
  • How you can profit from Russia's grave mistake
  • By now the story about the tensions in the Ukraine is old news. But what's changing is the level of tension between Russia and the western world. You see, Russia's decision to ignore the US and Europe and occupy Crimea has seen these world superpowers bumping heads. Just last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Russia will be making a “grave mistake” if it doesn't halt provocation... ››› more
  • [25 April 2014]
  • The JSE hits a record high for the second day on the trot
  • Today, the JSE booked another record close after hitting record highs yesterday. Good performances from mining shares helped push the local bourse higher. Fuelling mining shares higher were higher commodity prices. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE today… Mining shares performed well The JSE entered the record books for the “second day in a row,” says Fin24. Shares in... ››› more
  • [02 April 2014]
  • The supply and demand squeeze that's going to send the price of gold soaring
  • Governments are huge hoarders of gold and they continue to stock up. But where is all the gold coming from to satisfy this appetite? Demand for gold is strengthening. And after 2013 being awful for the yellow metal, its fortunes are changing this year. The gold price is up 10% so far this year. And with demand steadily growing and no abundant supplies, the price is going to rise… Governments h... ››› more
  • [25 March 2014]
  • The gold price rallies as tensions grow in Ukraine
  • Gold has hit a four month high today. The yellow metal is benefitting from its safe haven status. Investors worried about the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia have turned to gold. The gold price has risen more than 1% today. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the yellow metal… Global stocks markets are under pressure The growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine h... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
  • Palladium: This rare metal is poised to soar
  • There is a metal that's getting ready to soar. This metal is 15 times rarer than platinum. In fact, this metal is 30 times rarer than gold. And no substitute can replace this metal because of its unique physical properties. This metal is palladium. And the price of palladium is looking set to double. Let's take a look at why… ] Modern technology needs palladium to function Palladium is a met... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Where is all the gold in the world?
  • So far in 2014, the price of gold has risen nicely. A good start after the horrendous time of it the yellow metal had last year. Have you ever thought about who holds gold? Of course governments are big holders, but there are some other hoarders of the yellow metals. And demand is continuing to soar from one country. Let's take a closer look at where the biggest stashes of gold in the world are…... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Implats boosts earnings 8% despite challenges
  • Earlier today, Impala Platinum (Impala) released its results for the six months to the end of December. The platinum producer, which is currently contending with crippling strike action, posted a decent set of numbers. The weaker rand helped to offset lower platinum prices. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed… A weaker rand helped lift revenue Implats’ revenue over the per... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
  • How you can profit from the rally in the price of silver
  • February has been a good month for silver so far. Just in the past few weeks, the metal is 14% higher. With it trading around $21.80 an ounce, it looks like the rally is far from over. So what's pushing the price higher? And how can you profit from the rising silver price? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with silver… There are three core reasons why silver is going to continue to r... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
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