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  • The platinum sector strike rumbles on as the CCMA and the Chamber of Mines squabble
  • The talks to try and bring an end to the seven week long strike in the platinum sector are still on hold. Over the last couple of days, the Chamber of Mines' chief negotiator made public comments about the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration's (CCMA) ability at brokering talks. This led the CCMA to hit back. This latest development makes it unlikely that talks will resume soon. ... ››› more
  • [11 March 2014]
  • The rare metal preparing for a strong rally
  • So far this year, gold and silver are grabbing the headlines. After an abysmal 2013, both of these precious metals are enjoying rallies. Gold is up about 12%. Silver is up about 10%. But there's another precious metal that's creeping higher, under the radar. Read on to discover what precious metal this is and how you can profit from its rally… This precious metal looks set to soar Platinum ... ››› more
  • [10 March 2014]
  • The gold price rallies as tensions grow in Ukraine
  • Gold has hit a four month high today. The yellow metal is benefitting from its safe haven status. Investors worried about the growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia have turned to gold. The gold price has risen more than 1% today. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the yellow metal… Global stocks markets are under pressure The growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine h... ››› more
  • [03 March 2014]
  • Palladium: This rare metal is poised to soar
  • There is a metal that's getting ready to soar. This metal is 15 times rarer than platinum. In fact, this metal is 30 times rarer than gold. And no substitute can replace this metal because of its unique physical properties. This metal is palladium. And the price of palladium is looking set to double. Let's take a look at why… ] Modern technology needs palladium to function Palladium is a met... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Where is all the gold in the world?
  • So far in 2014, the price of gold has risen nicely. A good start after the horrendous time of it the yellow metal had last year. Have you ever thought about who holds gold? Of course governments are big holders, but there are some other hoarders of the yellow metals. And demand is continuing to soar from one country. Let's take a closer look at where the biggest stashes of gold in the world are…... ››› more
  • [28 February 2014]
  • Implats boosts earnings 8% despite challenges
  • Earlier today, Impala Platinum (Impala) released its results for the six months to the end of December. The platinum producer, which is currently contending with crippling strike action, posted a decent set of numbers. The weaker rand helped to offset lower platinum prices. Let's take a closer look at what the results showed… A weaker rand helped lift revenue Implats’ revenue over the per... ››› more
  • [27 February 2014]
  • The JSE closes in the red as mining and resource counters drag it down
  • Yesterday, shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed firmly lower. This took the local bourse down to its worst level in a week. As the rand continued to firm, shares paid the price. And some bad performances also played their part. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE fell to a low not seen in a week, showing “a mixed picture,” reports BDLive. The... ››› more
  • [26 February 2014]
  • China's betting against America and buying gold, here's how you can profit!
  • The latest news is in... The Chinese are selling U.S. government debt... And they're buying gold. In fact, latest trade data shows China has just sold $50 billion worth of US debt, taking China's holdings of US debt levels to their lowest in two years! Simply put China believes the FED is making the wrong move cutting its quantitative easing and that gold is still the only true safe haven... ››› more
  • [25 February 2014]
  • Industrial metals: Why zinc is set to soar
  • When it comes to metals, those in the ‘precious' category certainly get the most attention. But precious metals aren't the only types of metals that you should look at. There are industrial metals. Industrial metals have a wide range of uses. And there is one industrial metal that is set to soar as demands starts to build. Read on to find out more… Zinc is one industrial metal that is set to... ››› more
  • [24 February 2014]
  • The 11 week long strike at Northam hits the platinum producer's results
  • Earlier today, Northam Platinum released its results for the six months to the end of December. The platinum producer showed the devastating effect of an 11 week strike. Northam reported large losses for the period. Let's take a closer look at what Northam's results revealed… Northam says that for the six months to the end of December, it lost R749 million in sales, says IOL. This follows an 1... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • How you can profit from the rally in the price of silver
  • February has been a good month for silver so far. Just in the past few weeks, the metal is 14% higher. With it trading around $21.80 an ounce, it looks like the rally is far from over. So what's pushing the price higher? And how can you profit from the rising silver price? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with silver… There are three core reasons why silver is going to continue to r... ››› more
  • [21 February 2014]
  • The three strike-stricken platinum producers won't hike the current wage offer
  • Yesterday, the CEOs of the three platinum producers affected by the strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) said they won't increase their wage offer. At a media briefing, the trio said that they can't afford to pay anything higher. Let's take a closer look at what happened… Yesterday the CEOs of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), Impala Platinum (Impl... ››› more
  • [20 February 2014]
  • The AMCU promises to continue striking until its members get R12,500
  • It's coming up for four weeks since workers downed tools at the world's three top platinum producers. Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) are striking over wage demands. Despite talks beginning within days of the start of the strike, the union and the platinum producers remain poles apart. Let's take a look at what's going on… Yesterday, the AMCU continued t... ››› more
  • [18 February 2014]
  • Strong demand for gold could lead to a deficit in 2014
  • The price of gold eased today after hitting a three-and-a-half-month yesterday. So far this year, investors have shown that their appetite for the yellow metal is strengthening. Could demand outstrip supply this year? Let's take a closer look at what's going on with gold… Yesterday gold price hit a “three-and-a-half month peak,” says the SABC. Concerns about the US’s economy and a “wea... ››› more
  • [18 February 2014]
  • Amplats sues the AMCU for damages
  • Yesterday, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced that it was suing the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). The legal bid sees Amplats seeking damages from the AMCU over the strike action affecting its platinum operations. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Anglo American Platinum has said that it’s “suing a trade union for damages and losses,” report... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • Gold bug alert: Three reasons why gold is set to soar in 2014
  • Gold ended the week off strongly, well over $1,300. This is the first time it's gone through this level since November last year. In 2013, the gold price fell 28% as investors shunned the yellow metal. But investors are returning to gold as worries about the US economic recovery grow. And there are a number of other factors that are putting upward pressure on the gold price. Let's take a closer lo... ››› more
  • [17 February 2014]
  • The price of bullion blasts through $1,300 an ounce
  • Since dipping to $1,195 in mid-December, gold has been on a volatile journey upwards. After closing last night in London at $1,296, gold has blasted through the $1,300 level. And it has kept on rising. Let's take a look at what's pushing the price of gold higher… Gold is in the midst of its “longest rally since 2011,” says Mineweb. The yellow metal has soared through the $1,300 level “fo... ››› more
  • [14 February 2014]
  • Krugerrands: The easiest ways to own physical gold
  • Putting some cash into physical gold is like having an insurance policy for your portfolio. If shares tank, you still have your physical gold. It's a liquid asset and it's a store of wealth. So if you want to invest in physical gold, what's the best way to go about it? Read on to uncover two simple ways to own physical gold… If you want to buy physical gold, here are two options to consider, F... ››› more
  • [14 February 2014]
  • The JSE rises strongly spurred on by good news
  • The JSE closed the day firmly higher yesterday. Good news from China early in the day helped get trading off to a good start. Higher precious metal prices helped take gold and platinum stocks higher too. And there were some outstanding performers from individual shares. Let's see what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE finished the day comfortably higher helped by” positive global sentim... ››› more
  • [13 February 2014]
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