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Here's what's really driving up silver

Anyone who’s watched the news this week or has read a newspaper knows that silver prices have been white hot.

At $20.26 an ounce, silver has gained 44% year-to-date, and at the highest its been since September 2014. 652 more words

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19 Mar 2016 (AFR) - Emerging markets back from the brink

(19 March 2016, AFR, p34, by Karen Maley)

‘It was a case of one step forward and two steps back for emerging market enthusiasts this week, as political tensions in Brazil and South Africa threatened to overshadow the good news coming from the United States central bank. 84 more words

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2/5/16...my introduction to ETF's

(Note: I originally wrote this for a post on seekingalpha.com, but it wasn’t submitted and it is probably better suited to this venue. The follow-ups hopefully will be posted there.) 1,018 more words

2015 Dividend Overview

What better way to get this blog going than by providing an overview of the dividends I received in my first year of investing. Apart from a Royal Dutch Shell shareplan which I have been gradually investing in since 2011, my first ever equity purchase was December 17th 2014, so my 2015 results do represent the start of my investing adventures. 404 more words

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Transition for Portfolio Two

Portfolio Two is transitioning to ETF’s and CD’s.  This is aligned with the “basic plan” that I refer to here.  The portfolio has $28,781 (all in cash) as of December, 2015. 501 more words

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Oil is at an 11 Year Low - Let's Buy Some!

The headline in yesterday’s morning news read that oil is now trading at close to an 11 year low, or around $36 a barrel!

Poor oil. 589 more words

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Five wild stats from October ETF flows

The leaves and the weather weren’t the only things that changed in October.

Investor sentiment also shifted sharply across the board as shown in the month’s exchange-traded fund flows. 765 more words

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