After a back injury forced him to re-evaluate his Olympic dreams, Ben Davies found a new thrill in the competition of trading. Now managing a long-only gold fund, he strives to protect investors’ wealth while advocating for free market reforms around the globe.
South Africa, platinum mining giant, is about to fall off the investment map, says Dave Forest. Until the country sorts out its labor politics, there is a real need to establish alternative sources of platinum group metals, vanadium and manganese.
The road since the end of apartheid in 1994 has not been a smooth one, but in the two decades that followed, it has been characterized by foreign investment and considerable optimism across all sections of society.
Silver prices have been boosted by investment and industrial demand this year, the Silver Institute has reported. Sturdy investment demand has pushed the silver price up 20% in the first ten weeks of 2012.
The co-founder of London's Alternative Investment Market listed Strategic Natural Resources talks about how his team is using its burgeoning Elitheni resource to negotiate both domestic power and export off-take agreements to emerging markets.
The unique concept behind the minting of the gold coin with the weight of one ounce was that its value only depends on the current London gold fixing price. For this reason the Krugerrand does not have a nominal rand-value.
Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors Inc. Frank Holmes told listeners at Mining Indaba 2006 that if South Africa wants a sustainable economic base "then you must create policies for prosperity, and models for peace."