Thursday , 29 February 2024

Investing

An Infographic on Gold Mining & Supply (+3K Views)

From ancient times to the famous gold rushes, gold was first discovered in placer deposits....Today, however, most gold comes from hard rock deposits where gold is disseminated or associated with other metals and mined either through open pit or underground mining. This infographic tells (shows) you everything you need to know about gold mining and its supply from around the world.

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An Infographic on the History of Gold and What Makes It So Great (+3K Views)

Wars have been fought over gold, love has been expressed by it an gold has changed the landscape of civilizations and the world - but what makes gold so great? This infographic examines the history of gold from ancient history to the gold rushes of the centuries ago. It looks at its properties and how it became not only a currency, but the gold standard.

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My Rationale For Owning Gold (+2K Views)

Gold is not a solution to investing problems. It is an insurance policy against an inflationary explosion. The higher the probabilities of inflation, the more gold I hold. [Let me explain.] "Monty Perelin" - www.economicnoise.com

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Graphite: The Driving Force Behind Green Technology

Global consumption of natural graphite has doubled in the last 10 years and will increase even more so in the next decade due to a) the continuing modernization of China, India and other emerging economies given the strong demand from traditional end uses such as the steel and automotive industries and b) the advent of new applications for graphite such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and nuclear and solar power. As a result of such increased demand prices for large flake, high purity graphite (+80 mesh, 94-97%C) have more than doubled making the mining of such a minerals increasingly profitable. Learn even more by viewing the infographic below.

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Hathaway: Next Round of QE Will See Gold, Silver and Mining Stocks Go Ballistic! Here's Why

"Even with the prospect of no QE, if you believe the Fed, gold has not made a new low [since December] so, in my opinion, the absence of QE is priced into gold. On the other hand, if market conditions hit emergency levels, the central banks will be forced to their knees and they will be doing QE by whatever name it’s called. I think at that stage you are going to see gold go ballistic because it will be an admission of failure on the part of policymakers....If investors don’t do something now and take advantage of this funky period we are in, this daily grind of back and forth, they are going to be paralyzed. They will just be bystanders when gold finally takes off.”

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How the Euro Crisis Affects 12 Asian Economies + Australia

If you invest or trade in the equity markets, this is an article you ought to take the time to read and think about. It presents the perceived strengths and weaknesses of China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, seven other Asian countries, and Australia in an informative interactive graphic.

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These Bonds Yield 7 – 9%: Are They Worth the Risk?

Buying bonds that insure against the extremely unlikely possibility of a specific catastrophic financial event can prove to be a very profitable investment and an ideal portfolio diversification move. I'm talking about cat bonds. Here is probably the first article you have ever read on the subject. Enjoy! Words: 821

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