After a six-month rally in steel prices, the metal pulled back a bit in recent days. Some analysts say the run in steel is over. But there could be some excellent opportunities to forge big profits in the steel sector. Read on to find out why it could pay to be bullish on steel…
Here are three reasons why being bullish on steel could lead to gains, Sean Brodrick in Investment U explains...
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All that glitters isn't gold... but can still be worth a fortune to investors. There is a sparkling commodity that's taken its licks in 2013, but looks like it could have a stellar 2014. And it's not gold. It's diamonds. And diamonds have been selling cheap. Read on to find out if diamonds are an investor's best friend…
According to PolishedPrices.com, the price index for polished diamonds has... ››› more
The South African resource sector took a hard hit from the actions of government and labour unions over the past year or so.
With the endless stream of strikes, rising costs and threats of nationalisation…
The government and the unions are making it harder and harder to make money from the resources sector.
But that doesn't mean you should give up all hope of making a proﬁt…
The exper... ››› more
Yesterday was a bad day on the JSE. The local bourse struggled as various factors played against it. Emerging markets are feeling the pressure of a looming cut to the US's stimulus programme. Let's take a closer look at what happened on the JSE yesterday…
The JSE fell yesterday “in line with a wider emerging market sell-off,” reports Fin24. With doubts over when the US Federal Reserve will... ››› more
Earlier today, ArcelorMittal SA Ltd released its quarterly results for the period to the end of September. The steel producer said that sales rose and earnings jumped higher. But the company warned that its fourth quarter wouldn't be as good. Its shares reacted positively to the release. Let's take a closer look at what the results revealed…
Africa’s top steel producer, ArcelorMittal, posted... ››› more
The whole mining sector in South Africa has taken a knock. Mining companies are taking strain and gold mines in particular have been in real turmoil.
But that doesn't mean there aren't gains to make.
It all comes down to making the right decisions about what to invest in and when to invest in it.
But you have to be smart, and you also have to break away from the pack...
By following ... ››› more
Nothing maims an economy like a dictator.
The least free countries are also the most economically backward. So businesses can't turn a profit when a dictator is in charge!
In the past, dictators tended to stay in power until turfed by a violent revolution… Or until they died.
These "African Dinosaurs" sabotage investment prospects on the continent.
But all that is changing. They a... ››› more
What if I told you there's a new industry in the making that WILL turn into a multi-billion rand industry overnight?
And it's not a maybe. There's no if or but.
The industry I'm talking about could go from zero to hundreds of billions of rands by 2015…
There are only a handful of companies that will profit. If you invest in them today you'll be one of the early investors…
And you c... ››› more
After closing at a record high on Wednesday, the JSE closed lower yesterday. After hitting record highs again in the morning, the JSE pulled back to close in the red. Let's take a closer look at what went on…
After a volatile session the “JSE closed softer” yesterday, reports BDLive. This was down to “consolidation and profit taking”.
The JSE Top 40 Index slipped down 0.17% to close... ››› more
The resource sector has been on a huge downhill for the last three years and if you've been holding onto any resource shares, well I know it hasn't been great!
But today I have spectacular news for you!
In fact, I think your portfolio could fly to an all-time high, all thanks to this one commodity.
It's one of the most important barometers of the economic health of South Africa.
And I'm expe... ››› more
Eskom's two massive new power stations, Medupi and Kusile, should start producing electricity within the next three and six years respectively.
When they go online, South Africa's energy output will skyrocket!
The need to fuel these two giant stations will create a massive demand for one commodity—coal.
But the problem is our coal supply is about to run out.
To stop this from happe... ››› more
Earlier today, Pan African Resources released its results for the year to June. And the results were good. The miner also declared a dividend. The market responded extremely well to the results, rewarding the share price. Let's have a closer look at what the results revealed…
Pan African Resources reported that its headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased 20.8%, taking it to 30.07c, report... ››› more
We all love a good chocolate from time to time. Its sweet delectable taste… Its rich creamy texture…
What's not to like?
But lately, I've found a different reason to love chocolate.
You see, chocolate - or more accurately, its key ingredient - has the potential to make you a hefty profit.
That's because, right now there's a perfect storm about to send Cocoa prices through the roo... ››› more
Just think of your household rubbish bin and how much you throw away every day!
Paper, plastic, food, garden waste, the list goes on and on…
But what if I told you our endless growing rubbish heaps could end up producing electricity to keep your lights burning?
Rubbish IS the clean electricity of tomorrow!
Did you know that decomposing waste on landfill sites releases methane gas?
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about tactical investing opportunities within the general mining sector. I focused on Billiton, Anglo America, African Rainbow Minerals, Assore and Uranium One. At the time of writing, even I didn't expect some of these stocks to move up as quickly as they did. Resources had a storming run since then. To date, these resources have increased 18%, 26%, 31%, 25% and 3% respec... ››› more
Last week the JSE hit new all-time highs as fears of a severe Chinese slowdown diminished. This cause a rebound in all sectors but resources in particular benefitted. Let's look at why it happened and what we can expect from the market next week…
The JSE resource sector has been trending lower for some time, but it’s exhibited rather extreme levels of volatility. As a whole, this sector has... ››› more
The last few days has seen the JSE hit new record highs. Gold and resources have pushed the JSE higher since Monday. The banking sector added its contributions today too. Let's have a closer look at what's behind these surges higher…
For the third day in a row, we’ve seen the JSE hit a new high. The main propeller is gold.
Gold shares “pushed the JSE to a record high” today, says I-Ne... ››› more
Today, a bumper day on the JSE saw the bourse break to record highs again. Resource and platinum stocks led the way. Let's take a closer look at what went on…
The two main stock market indexes on the JSE “booked record closes for the second straight day,” reports IOL. The surge in commodities helped push the JSE higher.
The JSE Top 40 index closed 0.43% higher at 38,235.45. The All Shar... ››› more
My dad is a civil engineer.
For over 40 years he's been designing and building roads, bridges and pipelines all over the world.
But recently his work has been of a very specific nature.
He's been designing and overseeing construction of roads in various African countries. Not in major cities, but rather near developing mines.
The reasoning behind this is a major factor in the developm... ››› more
The global economy is dependent on resources such as oil, iron ore, copper and precious metals.
We are consuming these resources at an unimaginable rate...
Take oil for example: Over 87 million barrels of oil are used every day!
But there's one natural resource that's much more important than any of these minerals will ever be.
This resource is so vital that without it the worl... ››› more
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