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  • WARNING: Brent Crude could crash to $70 - Here's why
  • Here's a bit of a warning. Have you seen the petrol price hikes lately? Probably not yet, but you will. In America the prices of petrol and diesel shot up to the highest level in over 14 years. Petrol went to $1.23 per litre or $4.69 per gallon. Diesel rocketed to $1.35 per litre of $5.11 per gallon. And as you know, what happens in America, has a ripple effect in South Africa ... ››› more
  • [24 March 2022]
  • Why oil dropping below $40 is a major threat to the global economy
  • To think, in 2011, Brent Crude was at $120 barrel. And today is barely hanging onto $40. This was all thanks to the Corona-crisis. In fact, we are now seeing a resurgence in Europe with new restrictions and lockdowns. And just look at who's contracted the virus. • President Donald Trump and the first lady • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson • Brazil's Jair Bolsnaro • ... ››› more
  • [13 October 2020]
  • Why I'm raising my Brent Crude oil price target above $80
  • Early in February this year, I sent out a prediction on the Brent crude oil price and why I expected it to hit $76.60. Right now, the oil price is on par with the prediction as, last week, it rose above the $70 mark. But something has changed… In fact, I expect the Brent Crude price to rise even higher than I ever imagined. This is all thanks to Opec, five countries and a promising c... ››› more
  • [15 April 2019]
  • Profit Alert! Why this one line tells me Brent Crude Oil is going up
  • Fun times we're living in. We have two scenarios with oil in South Africa. Oil goes up in price and the petrol price goes up. Oil goes down in price and the petrol price STILL goes up. So clearly, no matter which way the oil price goes, we are still going to pay higher petrol prices. But there are ways to profit from the oil price, by just using one simple line. Today I'm going to... ››› more
  • [11 April 2017]
  • Could years of lower oil prices lie ahead?
  • Commodities have had it hard over the past few years. But oil managed to stand its ground, until just over a year ago that is. Since then, the oil price has slid lower and Brent crude oil struggles to trade above $50 a barrel for long periods of time. So what's going on with the oil price? And is a recovery in sight? Let's take a closer look… What’s going on with the oil price? ... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Despite the rand's tumble, the petrol price is dropping again on Wednesday
  • On 2 September, motorists can look forward to paying less at the pumps for both petrol and diesel. This brings the second consecutive month of cuts to the petrol price. So what is behind a drop in the price of petrol and other fuels? Let's take a closer look… The petrol price will fall by 69c a litre On Friday, the Department of Energy revealed that from Wednesday, the petrol p... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Oil sinks to wallow around a six-year low… Here's what it means for you
  • Since July, the oil price has been falling again. And it looks like it is on track to hit six year lows. So why is the oil price under so much pressure again? And what does it mean for you? Read on to find out… What’s going on with the oil price? From the middle of last year, the oil price started to fall. After Brent crude hit $46 a barrel in the middle of January this year, th... ››› more
  • [18 August 2015]
  • The petrol price will jump 47c a litre higher on Wednesday
  • On Friday, the Department of Energy revealed its new fuel pricing for the month of June. This will come into effect on Wednesday. The price of petrol and the price of diesel are both increasing significantly. So why is the fuel price increasing so much? Read on to find out… Fuel prices are on the rise again Last month, there was some respite for motorists as the petrol price st... ››› more
  • [01 June 2015]
  • A strong dollar puts pressure on the oil price
  • After staging a bit of a recovery this year, the oil price has dipped back below $60 a barrel again. On Friday, the US released its non-farm payrolls data. The figures came in much better than forecast and this spurred the dollar stronger, denting oil's gains. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The oil price has ebbed lower over the past week This morning, “Brent crude... ››› more
  • [09 March 2015]
  • Palladium is looking set to take off… Here's why and how you can play it
  • Palladium is one of the platinum group metals. South Africa is the world's second top producer of the precious metal, falling closely behind Russia. After hitting a high last year, the price of palladium has fallen. But a change could be on the cards for the metal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on... The demand for palladium is rising After hitting a high of over $900 an ... ››› more
  • [03 March 2015]
  • Another hefty petrol price cut could be just two weeks away
  • With the oil price continuing to languish below $50 a barrel, speculation over what will happen with the petrol price at the start of next month is growing. At the start of this month, motorists welcomed a R1.27 a litre cut off the price of petrol. And even though another cut may not be as large at the beginning of February, it could still be significant. Let's take a closer look at what cou... ››› more
  • [22 January 2015]
  • As oil plunges to under $62 a barrel, OPEC reiterates it has no plans to cut production
  • Friday saw another 3% drop in the price of Brent crude oil. This takes the price down to a five-year low. Yesterday, the secretary general of OPEC (the Organisation of Oil Exporting Countries) said they have no plans to cut production to support the oil price. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Friday saw 3% wiped off the oil price The oil price “fell 3% to plumb new f... ››› more
  • [15 December 2014]
  • Three reasons behind the slide in the oil price
  • Over the last few months, the price of crude oil has continued to ebb. It's now just sitting at over $97 a barrel. But is the price of oil expected to fall further? And what is leading to this fall in the crude oil price? Let's take a closer look… Is the price of crude oil going to continue to fall? The price of crude oil has been trending lower since mid-June. Have a look at th... ››› more
  • [26 September 2014]
  • Enjoy your 67cents price drop while it lasts - I'll just let oil pay for my petrol!
  • Yesterday, the price of petrol dropped a “massive” 67 cents, which many motorists felt relieved about. “Woohoo, you saved a whole R35 from the R700+ you spend every time you fill up!” I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous! Sure, a petrol price drop is better than nothing but the fact is, it's a two steps forward one step back situation. And it's always been like this! One month p... ››› more
  • [04 September 2014]
  • Business confidence recovers slightly as economic activity picks up
  • Earlier today, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) released its business confidence index for August. After hitting a 15-year low, the index rose slightly through August. Let's take a closer look at what led to the rise… Business confidence rose to 89 in August The business confidence index, which measures business sentiment, “has recovered from a 15-year ... ››› more
  • [03 September 2014]
  • How to play the lower oil price
  • Over the last couple of months, the oil price has been trending lower. This is in spite of various geopolitical events. So why is the oil price not responding higher as you might expect? How can you benefit from a tumbling oil price? And are there any disadvantages to a lower oil price? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the oil price… Why the oil price is easing Jus... ››› more
  • [25 August 2014]
  • How to hedge your investments against rising geopolitical tensions
  • Stock markets across the globe continue in their march higher. A low interest rate environment and stimulus programmes has helped money flow into bourses far and wide. But as the markets rise, so do geopolitical tensions. There's the situation in Ukraine for one and Israel as examples. So how can you protect yourself against the potential for situations in certain areas of the world to wors... ››› more
  • [30 July 2014]
  • The oil price soars as OPEC's second biggest producer is under attack
  • Over the last few days, Iraq is under siege. Insurgents have stormed the country taking over at least nine towns and cities so far. The news has led the oil price strongly higher. And led the US markets down yesterday. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the oil price… Crude oil hits a nine month high The events in Iraq saw “Brent crude oil hit a nine-month high near $115 a ba... ››› more
  • [13 June 2014]


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