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  • Gold mining companies' broken promises results in unprecedented legal action
  • Every year, between 1,500 and 2,000 miners apply for compensation from mining companies for lung diseases like silicosis and tuberculosis. These diseases are direct a result of the mine workers coming into contact with dangerous chemicals in the mines. In 2003, the gold mining industry promised that by 2013, there would be no new cases of silicosis among workers exposed for the first time ... ››› more
  • [16 June 2016]
  • “The gold medallion racket” - Don't make these mistakes when you buy gold coins
  • When I read this question last week, my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe that an investment that treated me so well, is causing such a headache for one of the MoneyMorning readers... “I am somewhat puzzled that, although your writers are often at pains to warn us against various potentially bad investments, nothing is ever said in regard to the pernicious gold coin and medallion racket that h... ››› more
  • [06 May 2016]
  • Three of the greatest investors I know are stocking up on gold
  • Gold is getting ready to soar. The volatile state of the local and international investment markets are playing directly into the precious metal's favour. I've done quite a bit of research on the gold price recently and what I've found is that no investor should be without gold right now... Some of the best investment minds in the world expect the gold price to shoot as high as $10,000 an ounc... ››› more
  • [02 May 2016]
  • If you want to invest in gold unit trusts, here's what to look for…
  • 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
  • [27 November 2015]
  • The ins and outs of gold-backed ETFs
  • If you want exposure to gold in your portfolio, one option you have is to invest in gold-backed exchange traded funds (ETFs). So how do these ETFs work? And what should you look at if you want to invest in such an ETF? Let's take a closer look…   How a gold-backed ETF works   Gold-backed ETFs are ETFs you can buy that give you exposure to physical gold.   The prov... ››› more
  • [26 November 2015]
  • Investing in gold: Bullion coins versus collectible gold coins
  • If you want to invest in gold, the most straightforward way of doing it is to buy gold coins. But there are different types of gold coins. There are bullion coins and there are collectible gold coins. So which should you invest in? Read on to find out… Owning gold coins   The first thing you need to understand about owning physical gold is that it won’t pay you interest... ››› more
  • [25 November 2015]
  • Five ways you can invest in gold
  • When uncertain times hit, investors tend to move to gold. Gold gives you a way to hedge your portfolio against a financial crisis. It's wise to hold a small portion of your portfolio in gold. So how can you invest in gold for the long-term? There are five ways… Way to invest in gold #1: Coins and bars   This is the most direct way you can invest in gold. As you hold physi... ››› more
  • [24 November 2015]
  • Why you should buy gold
  • If you don't own any gold, perhaps it's time to consider buying some. Gold has a place in your portfolio. Read on to find out more… The woes of gold   Over the past few years, the gold price has taken a battering. The precious metal has lost more than 40% of its value since hitting an all-time high in 2011.   In the past 12 months, the gold price is down over 7%. ... ››› more
  • [17 November 2015]
  • Could the time finally be nearing for gold stocks to perform?
  • 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
  • [10 November 2015]
  • It's time to make a list of the gold stocks you want to buy…
  • Gold stocks have suffered with the fall in the price of the yellow metal. Since gold started to fall in value in April 2013, investors have taken $54 billion out of gold exchange traded products. That takes holding to their lowest level since 2009. Yet in spite of investors shunning gold and a looming interest rate hike in the US, there are four main factors that suggest the time is coming t... ››› more
  • [29 September 2015]
  • Want to buy gold? Here are four ways to do it…
  • Gold in your portfolio can be a great diversifier. It acts as a hedge against chaos in the financial markets. This means if a financial crisis strikes again, the uptick in the value of gold should help to offset losses in other parts of your portfolio. So how can you invest in physical gold? And how much should you buy? Read on to find out… Why you should buy gold You don’t a... ››› more
  • [21 September 2015]
  • Use this ratio to work out how much gold you should have in your portfolio
  • There are a number of reasons why investors buy physical gold. It can add diversification to your portfolio and it's also a hedge against financial crisis. The general rule of thumb is to own anything between 5% and 10% of your portfolio in gold. But is this how much you should own? Read on to find out how much gold you should have in your portfolio… Working out the best amount of go... ››› more
  • [18 September 2015]
  • If you want to buy gold, what about investing in gold stocks?
  • 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
  • [17 September 2015]
  • How to add gold to your portfolio the easy way
  • Holding a minimum of 5% of your portfolio in physical gold is a great way to add diversification to your portfolio. If you want to buy physical gold, but don't want to look after it yourself, one option you have is investing in a gold exchange traded fund (ETF). So how do these ETFs work? And how can you invest in them? Read on to find out… How gold ETFs work If you’re lookin... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • How to add international diversification to your gold holdings
  • Diversifying some of your portfolio into gold is a wise decision. Gold acts as a form of insurance. During times of financial chaos, gold tends to perform. This means the rise in the gold price should offset some of the losses in other assets in your portfolio. When it comes to investing in gold, you have a number of different options. If you want to invest in gold and add international ... ››› more
  • [15 September 2015]
  • Do you have insurance against another financial crisis?
  • The stock market has certainly been on a bit of a rollercoaster ride of late. For many investors, worries are growing about whether another financial crisis could be on the cards. Could this be the start of a repeat of the financial crisis in 2008? Whether you believe this could happen or not, you need to insure yourself against the possibility. So how can you do this? Read on to f... ››› more
  • [02 September 2015]
  • Eager to invest in gold coins? Here's everything you need to know to get started…
  • Gold appeals to many investors. Not only does it add some vital diversification to your portfolio, but it's also a form of insurance if the financial markets hit crisis again. One way to gain exposure to physical gold is to buy gold coins. And if you're looking for something a bit different, rare gold coins can make a great long-term investment. If you're eager to start investing in gold coi... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Want to invest in gold coins? Here's how to weigh up your options
  • Gold has been a store of value for more than six millennia. So if you fancy investing in gold in the form of coins, what ones should you buy? You can pick between bullion coins like Kruger rands and gold coins of the rarer variety. Let's take a closer look… The different types of gold coins Gold coins tend to fall into two distinct categories: Bullion coins and rare coins. ... ››› more
  • [24 August 2015]
  • I warned you about this gold crash two years ago. And now I'm warning you again!
  • Dear trader, On 27 November 2013 I wrote an article saying. . “Gold is definitely not your safe haven in South Africa”. I told you that a sideways range had formed between (3,282 and 1,376), and the next target was for the JSE-GOLD index to drop to 800… And that’s exactly the level it hit last month. But just because it hit that level, doesn’t mean you should just buy gold now b... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
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