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  • “Government could nationalise everything - And you're still telling us to invest?”
  • When I opened my emails this morning I received a message from Kel. Kel wanted to know if I'm crazy. In short, I recently told you how Zuma plans to turn our property into his new cash cow. There's the land valuation act as well as the new expropriation act that will be signed into law, and in combination these two pieces of law give the president, his ministers and government employees the ... ››› more
  • [10 February 2016]
  • The ultimate "safety net" every investor needs to know about
  • In Chapter 20 of Benjamin Graham's book, The Intelligent Investor, there's an important investing concept that can be useful to every investor. Benjamin Graham, encourages investing with a margin of safety. Now if you don't know what that is, a margin of safety is simply the margin for error investors need, as it's impossible to pinpoint business value. It's the difference between the rea... ››› more
  • [12 August 2015]
  • Three shares that'll crash and burn before you can count 1, 2, 3…
  • A recent survey of on international stock exchange, the ASX, found that as much as a third of the 2,100 companies listed there are at risk of financial catastrophe. In fact, 58% of the bottom 500 companies on the ASX published warnings they could go bust within 12 months. But surely this isn't the case in South Africa, is it? Well if that’s what you thought, you’re sadly mistaken my fr... ››› more
  • [29 September 2014]
  • Why I'm recommending ‘Losers' right now
  • Over the past few months I've been recommending investors buy these ‘Losers' because I believe some of them could be the best performing stocks of the next three years. I know this sounds odd. But let me explain… Losers are shares that have fallen dramatically. Shares in a market that have underperformed or lost you money for a multiyear period. And the market I see the best value in ... ››› more
  • [22 September 2014]
  • Why even great management won't be able to save this platinum mine
  • Mining has always been a risky business. We all know how dangerous underground working conditions can be. And every once in a while there's a big mining accident that turns the fate of a profitable mine into a deep money pit. Village Main Reef had that with its Blyvoor mine two years ago after an earthquake collapsed a new mine portion - Making major parts of the mine inaccessible and cut... ››› more
  • [22 August 2014]
  • Revealed: The platinum strike 'profit phoenix'
  • There's no denying, five months of strikes in the platinum industry has created a mess out of our economy. Even the South African Reserve Bank admitted the effects of the strike was part of why they only increased our interest rate with 0.25% instead of the typical 0.5%. But out of all the bad that's happened for the platinum sector, one good thing's emerged... Like a phoenix rises out of th... ››› more
  • [18 July 2014]
  • Investing in commodities: What you get for your money
  • When you invest in gold and other precious metals, you're investing in commodities. And investing in these metals is very similar to investing in other commodities like sugar, cocoa, coffee and wheat. But it's very different to investing in stocks, property or art. So what makes investing in commodities different from investing in financial investments? Let's take a closer look… Investing in ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • What's the best way to buy gold in South Africa? Here are your top two options
  • If you want to invest in physical gold, you have a number of options open to you. Here are two great ways you can easily invest in the yellow metal. So what are these options to buy gold? Let's take a closer look… Buying gold option #1: Kruger rands One of the easiest ways to buy gold is to buy Kruger rands. You can do this through a variety of dealers in South Africa. It’s very simple to ... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Investing in gold coins: What are your options?
  • If you've decided that you want to buy gold coins, the next decision you need to make is what type of gold coin to go for? Do you go for Kruger rands? Or do you opt for a more collectible type of gold coin? There are pros and cons to each. Let's take a closer look at what each type of coin offers you… Investing in Kruger rands If you want to buy gold coins and are looking for pure exposure t... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Where does the world's gold come from?
  • 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
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Three reasons why you should own gold and how to do it
  • Investing some of your portfolio is physical gold is a wise investment decision. It acts like a kind of insurance policy. And if you want to take out this insurance policy on your portfolio, what's the best way to do that? Let's take a closer look… Why you should own gold Investing in gold has many benefits to you. Gold can protect your portfolio against: Inflation; A col... ››› more
  • [26 May 2014]
  • Investing in gold has its advantages… but it also has its costs
  • Many investors advocate holding some of your portfolio in physical gold. It acts like a kind of insurance policy on your investments. Investing in gold can help to protect your portfolio against inflation. It can protect your portfolio against a financial crisis. And it can protect your portfolio against currency devaluation. But this insurance doesn't come without a cost. Let's take a closer look... ››› more
  • [23 May 2014]
  • How the gold price got to where it is now
  • From the Second World War until 1971, the price of gold was pegged at $35 an ounce in the US. President Nixon brought an end to the practise, breaking the link between the US dollar and gold. The value of gold was higher than $35 an ounce after rising US government spending. And higher inflation was putting pressures on the US financial system. Let's take a closer look at what happened when the pr... ››› more
  • [21 May 2014]
  • Want to buy gold coins? Here are your options…
  • Governments first introduced gold coins as a way for members of the public to easily invest in gold. Gold coins are a great way to invest in gold. They're very portable due to their small size. You can easily buy and sell them. And they're easy to store. So if you want to invest some of your cash in gold coins, what options do you have? Let's take a closer look… The amount of gold in gold ... ››› more
  • [20 May 2014]
  • How China's 'nuclear winter' is about to cause a boom in the iron ore price
  • Chinese scientists have warned that the country's toxic air pollution is now so bad that it resembles a 'nuclear winter', slowing photosynthesis in plants — and potentially wreaking havoc on the country's food supply. Chinese officials know they have a massive problem on their hands if they want to transition into a consumer driven economy. Nobody wants to raise a family in a place that'... ››› more
  • [16 May 2014]
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