You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors.
In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%.
This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37!
But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today.
It all has to do w... ››› more
Today I want to tell you about a profit opportunity within the next one to three months.
The metal I'm talking about is found in your TV, monitors, refrigerators, dishwashers, blenders, cars and even your cell phones.
In fact, it's the metal that's been used for over 10,717 years and still is the most widely used metal in the world.
Not only that…
For the first time in two years, I ... ››› more
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
Copper has had it tough along with the majority of other commodities.
Copper is facing a number of issues which are impacting demand. And it doesn't look like things are going to change for the better over the next couple of years.
Let's take a closer look…
What’s happened to the price of copper?
The price of copper is back to where it was trading six years ago, as you c... ››› more
Standard Bank Copper exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the copper price in dollars per pound. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange…
Full name: Standard Bank Copper ETN
Short name: SBCOP
Sector: JSE listed notes
Five top facts about Standard Bank Copper ETN
ETNs are debt instruments that tra... ››› more
Copper is still the most widely used metal in the world, and is one of South Africa's biggest economic indicators.
You can find it in construction, cooking ware, cars, medical equipment you name it!
I was going through my charts yesterday, and I saw a screaming buy!
In fact, this profit opportunity is one that you don't want to miss.
And looking at the charts, I see that this every d... ››› more
It's emerged that resource giant Glencore Xstrata sold its copper mine in Peru to a Chinese consortium for nearly $6 billion. The agreed price is at the high end of what analysts expected. The move by the Chinese companies demonstrates China's insatiable appetite for the world's resources. Let's take a closer look at the deal…
Master my s... ››› more
Earlier today, Anglo American released its production report for the final quarter of 2013 to the end of December. And the diversified mining giant impressed. Especially in its production of iron ore, copper and platinum. Shares in Anglo American, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore rallied strongly on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the report revealed…
In today’s released... ››› more
Today saw Glencore Xstrata list on the main board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This is a secondary listing for the diversified industrials giant. Its main interests are coal and chrome. Let's take a look at Glencore's listing on the JSE…
This morning, Glencore Xstrata shares began trading on the JSE, says IOL. This is a secondary listing on the local bourse. Glencore’s primary listing... ››› more
The resource sector has been on a huge downhill for the last three years and if you've been holding onto any resource shares, well I know it hasn't been great!
But today I have spectacular news for you!
In fact, I think your portfolio could fly to an all-time high, all thanks to this one commodity.
It's one of the most important barometers of the economic health of South Africa.
And I'm expe... ››› more
My dad is a civil engineer.
For over 40 years he's been designing and building roads, bridges and pipelines all over the world.
But recently his work has been of a very specific nature.
He's been designing and overseeing construction of roads in various African countries. Not in major cities, but rather near developing mines.
The reasoning behind this is a major factor in the developm... ››› more
The global economy is dependent on resources such as oil, iron ore, copper and precious metals.
We are consuming these resources at an unimaginable rate...
Take oil for example: Over 87 million barrels of oil are used every day!
But there's one natural resource that's much more important than any of these minerals will ever be.
This resource is so vital that without it the worl... ››› more
Cheap stocks are what true value investor's look for.
Low PE's, high dividends and buying companies at values less than what their total assets are worth is what these investors love.
And looking purely at fundamental factors many diversified resource miners are looking really good right now.
According to Bloomberg estimates Anglo American, the former darling of the South African market, i... ››› more
BHP Billiton's latest asset sale, which involves its Pinto Valley copper mine and a railroad in Arizona, takes BHP's total asset sales over the past 12 months to $5 billion. But don't see this as cause for concern - it's just part of its cost-cutting strategy to ensure it only holds its most profitable assets, which has its shareholders smiling.
BHP Billiton has agreed to sell its Pinto ... ››› more
Last week, workers at Palabora Mining Company extended an underground protest, halting mining at the country's largest copper mine. Little wonder local investors are hesitant about the mining sector. But a halt in production is sure to drive demand as supply dwindles. And that means investors will be smiling as the copper price rises. Here are two great offshore investment opportunities for you to... ››› more
Although the copper price fell last week, it's set to rise again soon. The reason? The lack of copper supply thanks to the metals many industrial uses and increases in copper theft will result in an increase of demand for the metal, which will see the copper price shoot up again. That's why it's the perfect time to invest in copper!
The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) says the fight... ››› more
The price of copper fell last week after hovering near two-month lows. The reason? The deadlock in the Italian vote has caused even more economic uncertainty over who will rule Italy and how he'll help the eurozone dig the euro out of crisis. What does that have to do with the copper price? Read on to find out…
Copper (or Dr Copper as many analysts call it) is the metal that’s most sensitiv... ››› more
It's all about money. Around the world, cheap, copper-plated coins are on the way out and quantitative easing is flooding the markets with paper currency. While this is intended to stimulate the global economy, it's also a good thing if you're an investor - especially if you're investing in gold…
South Africa’s 5c coin was discontinued in April 2012, Fin24 reports.
And eve... ››› more
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