There are many different ways to make money from cryptos…
You can invest in them.
You can trade them.
You can even make money through arbitrage, which is when you buy and sell a crypto simultaneously to take advantage of the price difference.
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On Thursday 7 February French oil and gas company, Total, announced a major discovery.
It discovered gas condensates 175km off the coast from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape.
This discovery was termed as ‘world class' by Total.
President Ramaphosa mentioned it in his state of the nation address.
And it's been a talking point in many newspapers these past two weeks.
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I recently wrote an article detailing the unstoppable global trends that have made many people billions of dollars throughout history.
Just to recap, the trends are energy (renewables), technology, war, healthcare and demographics.
I said that these trends have been at the centre of wealth creation since the dawn of time. And as we look towards the future, these trends will continue to gener... ››› more
Since the mid-1970s, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has controlled the price of oil... Cutting production when it got too low and opening up the floodgates when the price got too high.
That's what the world expects OPEC to do. That's what OPEC has always done.
But for once OPEC is defying all logic…
OPEC's seemingly illogical move will send the oil price... ››› more
The South African government's plans to take a 20% stake in all new energy projects is under fire. The ANC want to push a change to the current law through before the next general election. But industry experts warn the move could mean SA misses out on opportunities as companies will simply take their business elsewhere. Let's take a closer look at the proposal…
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In most countries, there's a very high reliance on petrol and diesel. Oil is powering cars, vans, trucks, ships and trains. As this continues, there's another energy source that could become widespread in its use. And that natural gas. It's cheaper, cleaner and quieter than crude oil products. So what does it mean if there's a shift to natural gas? And is there a potential for you to profit from t... ››› more
In news just in, Nigerian firm SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company is to list simultaneously on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE) on Monday. SEPLAT aims to raise $500 million from its listing. But what is SEPLAT all about? And could it be worth looking at as an investment opportunity? Let's take a closer look…
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In an effort to secure a new aid package from the International Monetary Fund, domestic consumers in Ukraine will pay 50% more for gas come the start of May. The Ukrainian state energy company, Naftogaz made the announcement yesterday. Let's take a closer look at why the government is putting through such a high increase…
The price of gas must rise to meet demands by the IMF
Ukraine is desp... ››› more
Shale Gas could've been the next big boom sector in South Africa.
The Karoo is the fifth largest gas field in the world, and local as well as international companies are interested in developing it.
After all, according to estimates, shale gas extraction from the Karoo will lead to 9% GDP growth for South Africa!
And just imagine the possibility of extracting cheap shale gas and using it ... ››› more
Investing in oil drillers or gold miners is a risky business.
I mean, whether it's mining for gold thousands of feet underground here in the Wits basin or drilling for oil in the North Sea, it's not always easy to make profits in the mining business.
And picking the right investments in the mining sector is just as tricky.
But there is a safer approach to resource investing.
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You might have notice you're paying more for petrol now than you were a few months ago?
Well the good news is the price of oil is falling again. We're finally looking down at $100 per barrel of oil, from much higher prices.
With history as our guide, there's a clear indication that this downtrend for oil prices isn't over, either.
Today we'll get into an oily discussion and I'll tell y... ››› more
Earlier today, it emerged that France is to lend parastatal Eskom €100 million for investing in a solar power station and a wind farm. Today sees the start of a two day visit of French leader Francois Hollande to South Africa. Let's take a closer look at what this means for Eskom...
France is to “lend €100 million to power utility Eskom” to allow it to fund renewable energy projects, rep... ››› more
South Africa's power supply is under huge strain. And with news that there's going to be a delay in getting Eskom's Medupi Power Station on line, it's clear the country's current electricity deficit is only going to get worse. Now Sasol's latest gas powered plant is putting the electricity giant to shame by showing Eskom how to complete a project ahead of schedule…
Eskom made waves on Monday ... ››› more
In the mid 1800's oil mania hit America.
As the country industrialized it soon became clear that oil would be one of the most important resources in a mechanizing world.
There was a huge rush for this ‘black gold' and some got very rich from it. None more so than John D Rockerfeller - The world's first billionaire.
But now a new energy revolution is sweeping across America, and this ti... ››› more
It seems the Basil Read/Gast saga is far from over. First Basil Read came under the spotlight for terminating an R83 million contract with geosynthetic project contractor Gast on the Medupi Power Station. Now, it appears Basil Read is taking its dispute with Gast a step further…
Earlier this month, we reported that construction giant, Basil Read had removed Gast from the Medupi Power Station ... ››› more
In an attempt to find new oil reserves, oil and gas companies are flocking to South Africa's West Coast, after being prompted by massive oil and gas finds along the Mozambique coast, reports Fin24. Now PetroSA and Sasol are teaming up to beat global competitors, like ExxonMobile, to the crunch…
Reports that PetroSA and Sasol will search for oil and gas in South Africa’s offshore Orange Basi... ››› more
“Eskom's long-delayed Medupi power station project has been knocked by another hitch, with listed construction and civil engineering group Basil Read terminating an R83 million contract that it had sub-contracted to engineering solutions provider Gast,” reports The Business Report. On the back of this news, economists are scrambling to figure out how this will affect the Medupi's December comp... ››› more
OPEC, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, is set to meet in Vienna tomorrow to discuss oil policies. But world powers aren't concerned. They believe OPEC's lost its power as the US shale gas boom is keeping prices down. Here's why…
While OPEC meetings have been “unpredictable and quarrelsome in the past”, oil traders shouldn’t worry about tomorrow’s OPEC meeting,... ››› more
A couple of years ago shale gas was the talk of the town.
Companies all over the USA were acquiring new shale gas fields, spending billions on their exploration budgets and the commodity was set to be the next BIG thing…
But massive discoveries led to production of shale gas coming online very fast. This led to an instant over supply in the US shale gas market.
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Following months of discussion, the Ministry of Petroleum in India has finally settled on a price of $6.77 per unit for natural gas. This price has now been put forward to the cabinet committee on economic affairs and, if accepted, it'll be made applicable for all other gas fields in the country, which will have a global impact. Here's what this means for your pocket at the end of the day…
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