Gold price from 2010 to 2015
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Gold bar and coin demand continues to slip!

The World Gold Council just released demand and supply statistics for 2014. There are no surprises on the supply side with total mine production up 2% to 3,114 tonnes. Total Gold supply, including recycled Gold, was flat for the year at 4,278 tonnes. On the demand side total jewellery demand declined by 10% to 2,153

JSE All Share Index with Stochastic and moving average
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JSE corrects 5%, should we worry?

On 29 July I wrote a Blog “JSE All Share up 37% in 13 months”. I ended with these words: “At some stage the JSE will correct, but with so many investors waiting for just such an event, the correction is likely to be small. When? If I knew that I would not be working

JSE Construction & Materials Index, Investment, shares, online.
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Long term prospects for Construction Industry on the up

We asked Olof Bergh, analyst from Sanlam Private Wealth, to reflect on the prospects for the Construction Sector. This is what he had to say: Engineered for success? After 7 years of significant underperformance we assess whether the construction sector has laid the foundation for future investment success. The construction sector has delivered terrible investment

Copper and Iron Ore prices
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Trouble in China!

Why you should still be careful investing in resource shares. “Resource shares are so cheap now, should I buy?” I get the question from clients often and the subject is debated in the SPI investment meetings regularly. I have expressed my worries about growth in China a few times on TV and Twitter. A new

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Equities outperform other asset classes by far!

The following graphs, compiled by Olof Bergh of Sanlam Private Investments, show how Equities outperformed other asset classes like Bonds, Cash and Residential Property as well as Inflation over a long term. We look at the performance in nominal and real terms as well as without Tax and after Tax. It is assumed that residential