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  • How gold helped fund Marko's European holiday - even as the gold price dipped 8%
  • If you've been reading the news for the past month or so, you'd have seen the significant drop in the gold price. If you'd invested in gold at the beginning of 2015, you'd be 8% down now. In fact, gold has dropped almost 10% is the past month alone. Not to mention, the gold companies on the JSE have taken a huge knock due to the decreased gold prices. So, many gold-loving investors are curr... ››› more
  • [28 July 2015]
  • Is it time to buy gold stocks?
  • With the plunge in the gold price, gold stocks have also suffered. When prices start to get really low, many investors start to wonder if a recovery is on the cards and whether it's a good time to invest. So when should you consider investing in gold stocks? Read on to find out… Gold stocks have followed the gold price lower Since peaking in 2011, the gold price has ebbed lowe... ››› more
  • [24 July 2015]
  • About the company: Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd [JSE:HAR]
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company is a gold explorer and producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited Short name: Harmony Ticker: HAR Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Harmony Gold Mining Company Fact #1: Across its operations, Harmony Gold Mining Company employs around 34,600 people. This inc... ››› more
  • [22 July 2015]
  • About the company: Sibanye Gold Ltd [JSE:SGL]
  • Sibanye Gold is South Africa's largest gold producer. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Sibanye Gold Limited Short name: Sibanye Ticker: SGL Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Sibanye Gold Fact #1: Sibanye Gold employs over 44,000 people across its operations in South Africa. The company has four main operations: ... ››› more
  • [20 July 2015]
  • About the company: Gold Fields Ltd [JSE:GFI]
  • With a history dating back to 1887, Gold Fields is a gold producer operating in four countries. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Gold Fields Limited Short name: GFields Ticker: GFI Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about Gold Fields Fact #1: Gold Fields is one of the world’s largest gold producers. The company employs in the... ››› more
  • [07 July 2015]
  • About the company: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd [JSE:ANG]
  • With its history dating back to the 1940s, AngloGold Ashanti has gold mining operations in a number of countries. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: AngloGold Ashanti Limited Short name: AngGold Ticker: ANG Sector: Basic resources – mining Five top facts about AngloGold Ashanti Fact #1: AngloGold Ashanti employs over 66,000 people across it... ››› more
  • [30 June 2015]
  • Buy silver instead of gold as portfolio insurance?
  • Over the last couple of years, the price of silver has been on a volatile ride. Yet, some investors believe now is the perfect time to buy into physical silver as it wallows at low levels. Like physical gold, holding small amounts of silver can act as insurance for your overall investment portfolio if markets take a turn for the worse. Read on to find out more… The ups and downs o... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • How to protect your portfolio from financial crisis and devaluing currencies
  • Investing in gold may not be at the top of your portfolio priority list. After all, the yellow metal doesn't pay you anything in return for holding it. And since its 2011 high, the gold price has been on a downward trending roller coaster ride. But you can't ignore the merits of holding some of your portfolio in gold. Read on to find out why you should hold gold in your portfolio today a... ››› more
  • [24 June 2015]
  • Why I'm scrapping this gold stock off my trading watch list!
  • Have you seen what the gold price is at? It's sitting at $1,203 an ounce. But just two years ago it was at $1,897 an ounce. This means in just two years, the gold price has crashed 36.58%. And because of this crash, gold stocks on the JSE has been coming down big time… Anglo Gold has dropped from R388.69 down to R117.78 Pan-Africa has plummeted from R3.00 a share down to R1.91 Things ... ››› more
  • [23 June 2015]
  • How to control your risk trading commodities
  • Thanks to spread trading, it's never been easier to trade commodities. If you want, you can trade gold, coffee, cotton and oil. But the commodities market is notoriously volatile and this underlines the importance of risk management. So how can you control your risk when trading commodities? Read on to find out… How to limit your losses when trading commodities Making hefty pro... ››› more
  • [22 June 2015]
  • Where is the price of gold headed for the rest of 2015?
  • If you're thinking about investing in gold, it's a good idea to have a look at the factors behind its price first. These factors include supply, demand, trend and sentiment. With these factors in mind, where is the price of gold headed for the rest of the year? Let's take a closer look… Gold so far this year – the driving factors Demand During the first quarter of this year... ››› more
  • [18 June 2015]
  • About the company: DRDGold Ltd [JSE:DRD]
  • DRDGold is a mid-tier gold miner with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The company is a world leader in gold recovery through the treatment of surface tailings… Full name: DRDGold Limited Short name: DRDGold Ticker: DRD Sector: Basic resources - mining Five top facts about DRDGold Fact #1: DRDGold has just over 2,300 people working across its operations. Nearly 1,000... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • What you need to know before investing in gold coins
  • Collectibles like gold coins can add diversification to your investment portfolio. Investing in physical gold is a way of insuring your portfolio against financial crisis. By investing in gold coins, you can combine these two benefits into one investment. So what makes gold coins such a good investment? What types of coins should you buy? And how do you look after them? Read on to find ou... ››› more
  • [15 June 2015]
  • How to work out which gold coins to invest in
  • If you want to invest in gold coins, you need to make a decision. Are you going to buy gold coins like Kruger rands? Or are you going to invest in collectible, rare gold coins? What is the difference? And how can you make a decision over which gold coins to buy? Read on to find out… The difference between bullion coins and rare gold coins Investing in gold through coins can ad... ››› more
  • [09 June 2015]
  • Four reasons why you should invest in gold coins
  • If you're looking for a form of financial insurance for your portfolio, investing in gold is a good idea. The yellow metal tends to perform in times of financial strife and diversifies your portfolio. You can take investing in gold to another level by investing in gold coins. Through investing in gold coins, you can benefit from the performance of the gold price and the demand for these coins. ... ››› more
  • [02 June 2015]
  • Four ways to add gold to your portfolio
  • Gold is the ultimate safe-haven investment. In times of strife on the financial markets, investors turn to gold. By investing a small portion of your investment portfolio in gold, you can ‘insure' yourself against a financial crisis. If one strikes, the gold you own should rise in price and offset some of the losses in other parts of your portfolio. So how can you invest in gold? You ha... ››› more
  • [28 May 2015]
  • I told you before and I'm going to tell you again…
  • Last month I wrote an article explaining that gold will make its rebound, slowly but surely. Gold suffered significant losses during the past few years - dropping 37% from its high of $1,900 in 2011 all the way down below the $1,200 in 2014. Following from Bill Bonner's comment that gold looks to have bottomed out, I agreed that gold was about to make a comeback. And, I said "if there's eve... ››› more
  • [20 May 2015]
  • Do silver and gold deserve a place in your portfolio?
  • Investing in precious metals can be precarious. Take gold, since peaking in 2011, it's struggled to get anywhere near that high again. And silver has continued on its roller coaster ride. So should you invest in gold or silver? Or are you best giving these precious metals a wide berth? Read on to find out… You should invest in gold as portfolio insurance So far this year, the ... ››› more
  • [28 April 2015]
  • Why you should invest in platinum over gold
  • If you've ever been jewellery shopping, you're likely to know that platinum jewellery costs more than gold jewellery. This is because platinum is the rarer metal. And it has more industrial uses. The result? The platinum price is usually always higher than the gold price. But at the moment, gold is more expensive than platinum. And this means that platinum should go on to outperform gold. ... ››› more
  • [21 April 2015]
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