Category: Gold


How Gold Futures Work

I even drew diagrams.

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When prices fall: the Gold Rout

The curious case of a rapid price collapse. Gold futures, anyone?

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Gold: the Buffett Opinion

Spoiler alert: he's not a fan. At least, not in public.

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Gold: the Yays and Nays

The "Is Gold Really The Best Form Of Money" argument. Warning: it gets caustic.

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Friday 4 May

Good morning The headlines: After all the excitement of the last few days, Mario Draghi says nothing about further stimulus in the Eurozone. The official position of those expecting stimulus is “saying nothing means that he’s leaving the option open”. The argument about austerity is now a boring one: austerity kills growth and therefore the […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Thursday 5 April

Good morning The headlines: In Eurozone news, the pressure is properly hyping around Spain. This after the near-tragedy of Spain’s debt auction yesterday. Spain sold 2.59 billion euros worth of bonds in the auction – which was just above the minimum amount that it had planned, but well below the maximum of 3.5 billion. At […]

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Why Buy Gold?! Buy Oil.

Whenever investors get jittery, they search for a store of value. And generally, that means that they all flock to buy gold. In the flocking, the gold price rockets; and all the gold-mining companies float around with excess cash, investing in more projects and more mines. As a South African, I rejoice. But in general, […]

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