Silver

  • An investment opportunity contrarian investors dream about
  • You may or may not have heard of Jim Rogers, but he's one of the world's most successful investors. In the 1970s, Jim Rogers' Quantum Fund delivered a 4,000%-plus return to investors, while the S&P 500 gained just 42%. This incredible success early in his career enabled Rogers to retire at the age of 37! But this isn't the reason why I bring up Jim Rogers today. It all has to do w... ››› more
  • [25 March 2019]
  • Politicians Playing Chicken with Ratings Agencies - Two to buy and One to Sell
  • The Rand continued its slide last week as news emerged that Nationalising the Reserve Bank was discussed at the ANC conference. Investors are not amused by the uncertainty the ruling party are creating, which is a recipe for further downgrades. And as mentioned in prior weeks, if our local currency and debt are downgraded we could see sustained Rand weakness. Bond yields would also spike as in... ››› more
  • [21 September 2017]
  • The “2016 silver bull-run” is NOT over yet... And here are two reasons why
  • Since the start of 2016, Silver rose from $13.82 an ounce to a high of $20.63 - an incredible 49% return! Compare that to gold which is up around 25% and the JSE All Share which has returned just over 6% for the year. So it's no secret that silver is one of the best performing assets in 2016. But recently, silver took a knock and it's sitting around $18.85 today. The main factor that c... ››› more
  • [20 September 2016]
  • Could a “ban of cash” by Government and Central Banks ever hit South Africa?
  • On my trip to London last year, my international colleagues from the MoneyWeek offices discussed an interesting concept that was secretly emerging throughout the world. They called it “The War on Cash”. Simply, it's a sinister scheme already being actioned throughout the global financial system, which allows governments and Central Banks to keep borrowing, and transfer your wealth into the... ››› more
  • [02 June 2016]
  • Alternative investment alert! Collectables area great way to grow your wealth
  • How would you like to own a home accessory that not only looks nice, but could potentially be worth thousands - even hundreds of thousands - of rand in a few years from now? I'm sure you'd like that a lot... I'd like to show you six insider secrets that can help you find the perfect collectible for your home. These 6 secrets will ensure you get your hands on the ‘real deal’ when it... ››› more
  • [24 May 2016]
  • About the ETN: Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN [JSE:SBAS1]
  • Standard Bank Silver-Linker exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the silver price in dollars per ounce. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN Short name: SBASAUG20 Ticker: SBAS1 Sector: JSE listed notes   Five top facts about Standard Bank Silver-Linker ETN   Fact #1: ETNs are d... ››› more
  • [11 November 2015]
  • If you're a risk taker, silver may be worth a look
  • If you've been watching the price of silver, you may have noticed that it's been doing marginally better lately. The precious metal is renowned for its volatility, but there are signs that things could be changing for silver. Let's take a closer look… Could the future be looking brighter for silver?   Earlier this year, silver plunged to a five-year low. But by mid-October, ... ››› more
  • [09 November 2015]
  • About the ETN: NewWave Silver ETN [JSE:NEWSLV]
  • NewWave Silver exchange traded note (ETN) tracks the performance of the spot price of silver in rands. The ETN has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: NewWave Silver ETN Short name: NEWSILVER Ticker: NEWSLV Sector: JSE listed notes Five top facts about NewWave Silver ETN Fact #1: ETNs are debt instruments that trade on a stock exchange. By lending money to th... ››› more
  • [28 October 2015]
  • Three reasons why you should buy silver
  • Along with other commodities, silver has had it tough over recent years. But things appear to be changing for silver. So why should you buy silver today? Read on to find out… Reason #1: Sales of silver are on the rise Over the third quarter, the US Mint sold 14.26 million ounces of American Eagle silver coins. This is the highest level in 29 years. The strong demand for these s... ››› more
  • [16 October 2015]
  • How you can trade precious metals using futures contracts
  • If you want to speculate on the price movements of precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver, one way to do it is to trade futures contracts. By using futures contracts on precious metals, you gain leverage on changes in their prices. So what exactly are precious metals futures contracts? And how can you trade them? Read on to find out… What are precious metals futures con... ››› more
  • [16 September 2015]
  • How to diversify your portfolio with precious metals whatever your budget
  • Adding physical precious metals to your portfolio can be a great diversifier. Precious metals tend to do better when the financial markets are in turmoil. So if a crisis strikes, the performance of gold and silver should help to offset the losses you make in other investments. So if you want to invest in precious metals, what are your options? Read on to discover four different ways… ... ››› more
  • [14 September 2015]
  • Your introductory guide to investing in precious metals
  • Gold and silver don't just have an aesthetic appeal, many investors use them as vehicles to protect their wealth. They are the classic safe haven investments. If the market plunges or financial chaos ensues, the value of gold and silver doesn't disappear. So why should you opt to hold these precious metals in your portfolio? And how can you invest in gold and silver? Read on to find out... ››› more
  • [11 September 2015]
  • Buy silver instead of gold as portfolio insurance?
  • Over the last couple of years, the price of silver has been on a volatile ride. Yet, some investors believe now is the perfect time to buy into physical silver as it wallows at low levels. Like physical gold, holding small amounts of silver can act as insurance for your overall investment portfolio if markets take a turn for the worse. Read on to find out more… The ups and downs o... ››› more
  • [25 June 2015]
  • Where will silver's volatile path lead it for the remainder of the year?
  • Silver is a highly volatile precious metal. Since the beginning of 2013, its price has slid lower. So what lies in store for silver? Let's take a closer look… The demand for silver The Silver Institute states that demand for silver comes from: 65% industry; 23% jewellery; 6% photography; and 6% silverware. For the past three years, industrial deman... ››› more
  • [19 June 2015]
  • The uses for silver are growing, but is it worth investing in?
  • Silver probably isn't the first precious metal that springs to mind. Gold holds this top spot. Just like gold, silver is a monetary metal. This means many investors view it as a traditional store of value and silver holds the same safe haven status as gold. But unlike the yellow metal, around 50% of silver's demand is down to its use as a component in a number of industries. With gold, this ... ››› more
  • [08 June 2015]
  • How the silver futures price drives the silver price
  • In the world of commodities, the futures market drives their prices. And this is certainly the case for silver. The vast majority of silver futures trading is purely paper contract based. It doesn't involved dealing of the metal itself. Market participants trade silver futures for hedging and speculative purposes. So how does this trading affect the silver price? Let's take a closer lo... ››› more
  • [06 May 2015]
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