Want to invest in gold? Here's how to get started

2020-01-27 06:01

There's more than one way to invest in the yellow metal: either by buying it in its physical form, or investing in shares linked to gold. Fin24 asked the experts how to get started.

Why markets are oddly subdued after Iran's attack on US bases in Iraq: 'You call that a knife?'

2020-01-08 17:37

Gold punched above $1,600 for the first time since 2013, and oil spiked. But the gains fizzled. "They've barely scratched the US," says an analyst.

Sabbatini, Tway win QBE Shootout after birdie blitz

2019-12-16 07:20

Rory Sabbatini and Kevin Tway staged a back-nine birdie blitz to claim a two-shot victory in the QBE Shootout in Florida.

Thousands of kilograms of Zim gold being smuggled into South Africa, says minister

2019-11-16 07:00

Zimbabwe's finance minister says gold is being smuggled into South Africa and turned into jewelry.

Sibanye plans new JSE-listed holding company

2019-10-04 19:33

Sibanye Stillwater - the world's biggest producer of platinum, the second-largest palladium producer and a major gold miner – plans to restructure its holding structure.

Gold rallies on concern Saudi attack may presage wider conflict

2019-09-16 09:41

Gold and silver rallied after a strike against Saudi Arabian oil facilities raised the possibility of retaliatory US military action in the Middle East.

Gold may crack $1 600 as Fed seen cutting rates four more times

2019-09-04 08:00

Gold will surge above $1 600 an ounce as the Federal Reserve embarks on a quartet of interest rate cuts to combat slowing US growth and the fallout from the trade war with China, according to BNP Paribas SA.

Where will the yellow brick road lead?

2019-08-21 14:33

The gold price soared to six-year highs in August. Will the rally continue? And what does this mean for miners of the yellow metal?

Harmony Gold reduces losses, vows to put miner safety first

2019-08-20 09:08

Gold mining company Harmony reduced its losses by over 40% for the 2019 financial year.

China bought gold for the 8th straight month — and it's just the latest sign the nation is in the trade war for the long haul

2019-08-08 14:29

The country's gold reserves now hold about 1,945 tons of the precious metal — worth about $93.4 billion at current prices.


Gold could spike another 30% to a record high, says Bridgewater — 'There is so much boiling conflict'

2020-01-15 12:47

"When you look at the geopolitical strife, how many foreign entities really want to hold dollars?" Bridgewater co-chief Greg Jensen told the Financial Times.

Gold's December rally stays alive to seal best year since 2010

2019-12-31 14:37

Gold climbed to a three-month high to clinch its best annual performance since 2010, as a weaker dollar helped cap a year marked by global economic jitters and trade frictions.

Woodland leads as Reed penalised for improving lie

2019-12-07 07:54

Patrick Reed was penalised two strokes for improper swings in a waste bunker in Round 3 of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas as Gary Woodland grabbed the lead.

China has bought more than 100 tons of gold as a buffer against Trump's trade war

2019-10-08 12:01

"It's a reflection of the trade war and uncertainty this has created among the Chinese authorities — they need to hedge their risks."

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: DRDGold shares show pullback in an uptrend

2019-09-16 11:16

DRDGold has been leading the local gold shares higher in recent weeks and months. The gold sector is currently giving a short-term pullback, and this is setting up another buying opportunity in gold shares, such as DRDGold.

China has piled up nearly 100 tons of gold reserves to help buffer against the blows of Trump's trade war

2019-09-10 17:31

Gold's rise is a major sign that investors are worried about the state of the economy.

Investors have been plowing money into bitcoin since the start of the US-China trade war

2019-08-24 17:50

After Trump announced delays on some tariffs until December, there was a 123% increase in people trading bitcoin.

Bitcoin has become an unlikely safe haven as global turmoil has rocked markets. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea.

2019-08-20 11:32

"Bitcoin is harder to manipulate the circulating supply and that's why some people think its a safe haven."

June mining production drops 4.2%

2019-08-08 17:28

Mining production levels dropped 4.2% year-on-year in June 2019, with the largest negative contributors to the decline being gold, diamonds and platinum group metals.

Gold tops $1 500 as investors seek shelter from gathering storm

2019-08-08 12:52

Gold futures rallied above $1 500 an ounce on sustained demand for the traditional haven as the US-China trade war festers, global growth slows and central banks around the world ease monetary policy.

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