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  • Platinum producers to resume talks with the CCMA tomorrow
  • Last week, talks between platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) broke down. This as the strike affecting the top three platinum producers continues into its third week. Now the platinum producers are meeting with mediators tomorrow. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The top three platinum producers will “meet alone with independent medi... ››› more
  • [10 February 2014]
  • Harmony suspends all operations after fatalities
  • This morning, Harmony Gold announced the suspension of all operations. The gold producer now embarks on a 24 hour safety shift. Earlier in the week, a fire that broke out at its mine near Johannesburg led to the deaths of at least eight workers. And yesterday, Harmony said that two other workers died in two other separate incidents. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Today, Harmony c... ››› more
  • [07 February 2014]
  • Why it makes sense to have some gold as a safety net
  • There's an old Wall Street saying that goes: “Put 10% of your net worth into gold and hope it doesn't go up.” That's an unusual thing to hope for. But the truth is, when gold flies, it means things are wrong elsewhere. And that's why gold can be the insurance cover that your portfolio needs. It has many advantages over other assets. Read on to find out why… Physical gold isn’t the liabil... ››› more
  • [07 February 2014]
  • I've waited five years for this profit opportunity -Finally it's here!
  • Bad news keeps penetrating the markets: - Continuous strikes! - Disgruntled employees! - Interest rate hikes! - Inflation devastation and so many other economic issues. In fact, I haven't held a share longer than three months in over five years. But today, I'm putting my foot-down and I'm buying into this sector big time! I've waited five years for this sector to break out and now... ››› more
  • [05 February 2014]
  • Is silver getting ready to rally?
  • Last year was rough on silver. The precious metal started out the year at $31, and ended at $19.50, continuing an overall slump dating back roughly to mid-2011. That, however, obscures a massive run, like gold, that silver embarked on in 2001 when it was near $4, eventually topping out around $49 in April 2011. At its peak it generated a return of 1,091%. Read on to uncover some key drivers that c... ››› more
  • [05 February 2014]
  • The platinum companies and the AMCU get back round the table as the strike continues
  • The three top platinum producers and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union resumed talks today as the platinum strike continues. It is nearly two weeks since the strike action began. Losses are mounting up for the producers. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Today, talks resume between Anglo American Platinum, Lonmin and Impala Platinum with the Association of Minewo... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • Is it time for this commodity to shine? Why buying silver makes sense
  • While gold has fallen around 25% from its all-time high, silver prices are 55% below their 2011 peak. Some pundits will tell you the commodities bull-run is over. But what if this is not the case? What if there are some extremely strong fundamentals regarding silver that make the metal a fantastic investment today? Read on to uncover if now is the time to buy silver… All bull markets go throug... ››› more
  • [04 February 2014]
  • The lower gold price hits Harmony
  • Earlier today, Harmony Gold released its results covering the last three months of last year. The gold miner showed it's struggling amidst a weaker gold price and output also fell. Let's take a closer look at what the trading update revealed… South Africa’s third biggest gold producer, Harmony Gold, posted its “second loss in three quarters,” reports Bloomberg. This is as the gold price ... ››› more
  • [03 February 2014]
  • Amplats' strike woes look set to worsen
  • Yesterday, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa announced its intention to strike at Anglo American Platinum. This would see the platinum producer enduring more strike action as members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union enter their second week of strikes at Amplats. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Last night, the National Union of Metalworkers ... ››› more
  • [31 January 2014]
  • Revealed: Gold has finally hit bottom
  • It's official… Gold has bottomed. And gold stocks have, too. So far this year, gold and gold shares have taken off, while the stock market has done nothing. So what should you do? Read on to uncover how you could profit from the turn in gold… Gold bottomed in December, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Investment U explains... The bottom made total sense, for two major reasons: Negativity tow... ››› more
  • [31 January 2014]
  • The AMCU rejects a revised pay offer after talks
  • Yesterday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) left the final day of government mediated talks with the big three platinum producers with a new wage offer in hand. But this morning, the union says it rejects the wage offer. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… A week has passed since members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) downed... ››› more
  • [30 January 2014]
  • Anglo American's quarterly update impresses across the board
  • Earlier today, Anglo American released its production report for the final quarter of 2013 to the end of December. And the diversified mining giant impressed. Especially in its production of iron ore, copper and platinum. Shares in Anglo American, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore rallied strongly on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the report revealed… In today’s released... ››› more
  • [29 January 2014]
  • Talks continue to try and end strikes at the top three platinum producers
  • Today sees the final day of government initiated talks between the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) and the world's top three platinum producers. Members of the AMCU downed tools on Thursday on demands for higher wages. Wage talks began on Friday, but it's unsure as to whether a new deal will emerge that end the sector crippling strike. Let's take a closer look at what's go... ››› more
  • [29 January 2014]
  • Gold holds its ground at a 2 ½ month high
  • The price of gold has managed to remain steady as global equities come under pressure. With investors dumping emerging market assets, they are turning to the yellow metal. Let's take a closer look at what's going on with the gold price… The price of gold “held firm” earlier today after falls in stock markets across the world helped push the price of bullion to “ten-week highs overnight,... ››› more
  • [27 January 2014]
  • Gold nearly touches a seven week high
  • Over the last six weeks, the price of gold has been edging higher. Yesterday saw bullion make its biggest one day gain in over three months. So what's going on with the gold price? Let's take a closer look at the price of the yellow metal… This morning saw gold nearly touching “its highest [level] in seven weeks,” reports Fin24. The yellow metal is heading “for a fifth straight weekly cl... ››› more
  • [24 January 2014]
  • The AMCU enter talks in a bid to bring a strike in the platinum sector to an end
  • Yesterday, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said that they agreed to begin talks with the platinum companies after the government stepped in. And today, talks began between the Department of Labour, the union and the platinum producers. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) began its strike across the thre... ››› more
  • [24 January 2014]
  • The JSE storms into the record books again
  • Yesterday, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange closed at record highs. On a day that saw the start of strike action across the three top platinum producers, platinum companies were the best performers of the day. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday… The JSE’s Top 40 Index and the All Share Index both hit record highs yesterday, reports Fin24. The platinum producers wer... ››› more
  • [24 January 2014]
  • Gold looks like its set to rally: Here's how to profit
  • Gold looks like it's getting set for a rally. After last year's dismal performance, there are factors stacking up in favour of a higher gold price. Not only is China's demand bullion on the up, exchange traded products are stocking up after last year's sell off. Read on to find out more reasons why gold is set to rise and how you can profit from it… There are another couple of factors pointing... ››› more
  • [23 January 2014]
  • Revealed: Two forces for gold's next rally
  • Gold has inched up lately after a terrible 2013. Sceptics believe the recent positive action is insignificant - just a natural bounce after a terrible 2013 or the result of worries about inflation. But what if that's not the case. There are some very good reasons why gold is climbing. And why it could keep on climbing. Let's take a closer look at these reasons… Gold is moving up for two very g... ››› more
  • [22 January 2014]
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