If you fancy buying gold stocks as you see a recovery coming for the sector or to gain exposure to the gold price, it can be difficult to know which ones to buy.
One way to get around this is to buy into a unit trust that invests in gold stocks for you.
So what should you look at when weighing up different gold unit trusts?
Read on to find out…
The ins and outs of gold unit tr... ››› more
Gold stocks hit the skids again in July, but since them have shown some signs of bottoming out.
In fact, the performance of gold stocks this year is mirroring what happened last year.
So is it time for gold stocks to finally perform?
Let's take a closer look…
Can gold stocks continue their upwards trend?
In September, gold stocks broke out of their downward trend and su... ››› more
The time may be nearing to buy gold stocks.
Gold stocks have had a very rough ride since the price of the yellow metal started its decent. This means there are a lot of gold producers trading at fantastic levels.
So how can you buy the best stocks on the market once the price of gold starts to climb?
Read on to find out…
The relationship between gold and stocks
Over the past fe... ››› more
If you want exposure to gold, but you're not interested in owning the yellow metal directly, you could invest in gold mining companies.
When the gold price does well, these companies also tend to perform as their profits rise. But when the gold price falls, they suffer.
So is investing in gold stocks a good idea? And what are you options?
Read on to find out…
The different types o... ››› more
Over the last few years, investors stayed well clear of gold mining companies.
Gold producers peaked at the end of 2010. By 2012, they were heading swiftly lower. In November last year, it looks like the gold producers hit their low.
So what has changed now? And why should you consider adding some gold producers to your portfolio?
Read on to find out…
Why gold producers had such ... ››› more
Recently, the gold price has perked up slightly.
Looking at gold at the moment, there could be a short-term buying opportunity, but what about over the long-term? Where is gold heading?
Well if hedging is anything to go by, the price may have further to fall.
Let's take a closer look…
The volatile life of the gold price
From 1971 to 1980, gold stormed from $35 to $850 an ounce.... ››› more
In January, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) attempted to down tools at three gold producers as it began strike action in the platinum sector. The affected gold producers took the AMCU to court over the matter. They obtained an interdict preventing the AMCU from striking. Today, the Labour Court made the order permanent. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
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Back in January, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) had to stop its plan to strike at three of the country's gold producers. The gold producers obtained a court interdict to prevent the strike. The case is in court today. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The AMCU must provide reasons for the interdict’s removal
In March, the union and the Chamber of Mi... ››› more
If you've bought gold jewellery or a Kruger rand or two, have you thought about where the gold came from? There are essentially two main suppliers of gold in the world. And with gold becoming a much sought after commodity, there are also companies out there now that will buy your gold from you in practically any form. These companies then sell this gold on. Let's take a closer look at the world's ... ››› more
Earlier today, a Labour Court judge said that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) can't strike at three of the country's gold producers. This follows the gold producers seeking a court interdict to prevent the strike. This follows the AMCU issuing strike notices last week. Let's take a closer look at what this means…
The Johannesburg Labour Court says that members of t... ››› more
On Monday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union announced that it was to strike at three gold producers. The strike was due to begin tomorrow along with a strike across the big platinum producers. But today a court postponed a ruling on the strike until the end of the month. This means the union can't begin legally striking tomorrow. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… ... ››› more
There weren't many investments that did worse than gold shares last year. Gold shares really hit the skids, down about 35% in 2013... And down roughly 60% from their highs a couple years ago. Time to bail out? No, just the opposite. Read on to find out why…
Gold shares are down primarily because gold is down, Alexander Green in Investment U explains...
The metal peaked at $1,923 in April 20... ››› more
The Association for Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it has issued notices to strike to three gold producers. This comes just as the union announced that it's to begin strike action on Thursday at the world's three top platinum producers. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Today, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said that it is sending “str... ››› more
Last year certainly wasn't a good year for gold. The yellow metal saw 28% wiped off its value. But could 2014 be the year for gold to rally? The reasons are mounting up in favour of the price of gold recovering. Read on to uncover three compelling reasons why 2014 could be the year for gold…
After such a horrendous 2013, there are indicators that the gold price could be out of the woods, Peter... ››› more
Gold started 2013 at around $1,700 an ounce. By the end of June it had plunged to $1,200. After a late summer rally, it ended the year just a little above its low. If you believe market analysts, worse is to come. Moody's is the latest firm to trash the metal, setting a price target of $1,100. Goldman is even more pessimistic, forecasting a drop to $1,050. Read on to uncover where you could your c... ››› more
Yesterday, the JSE fell hard. Jitters have returned to world markets about when the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will start to taper its $85 billion a month stimulus programme. And with these jitters comes a reaction to cash in and run. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE…
Shares on the JSE “suffered their biggest daily drop in almost six months” yesterday, reports Fin24. Gold... ››› more
Earlier today, Sibanye Gold announced that it had made a firm offer to acquire all of Wits Gold's shares. Sibanye has offered a massive premium for the shares in Wits Gold. Wits Gold has been under severe pressure this year as it struggles with the current trading conditions. Let's take a closer look at the potential deal…
Sibanye “has made a cash offer for junior rival Wits Gold,” reports... ››› more
Last Friday saw three of the four unions involved in the gold sector wage talks agree to new terms. But the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union still has not agreed to the deal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
The Chamber of Mines and the AMCU are to meet today to “discuss implementation of the wage deal negotiated in the gold sector,” reports Fin24. The Chamber ... ››› more
Workers in the gold mining sector downed tools on Tuesday night. After much anticipation of a drawn out strike, it appears miners are heading back to work on the back of a new wage deal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on…
Strike action over wage disputes in the “gold mining sector appears to be drawing to a close,” reports FT.com. Gold producers forecast “that the majority of m... ››› more
Members of the NUM downed tools last night at the beginning of strike action over wage demands. This afternoon, it emerged that two gold producers had struck deals with unions over wages in an attempt to prevent strike action. Let's take a closer look…
This afternoon, the Chamber of Mines said that Pan African and Village Main Reef have “reached agreement with the NUM [National Union of Mine... ››› more
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