The price of platinum has regularly dipped below that of gold, sometimes substantially. Even now, gold and platinum are trading at roughly the same price. Now could also be a good time to get hold of some platinum if you haven’t already. Here’s why...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government's success in jawboning the yen lower against the U.S. dollar have revived an old hedge fund favorite - the yen carry trade. Here's what makes the latest iteration of the yen carry trade so dangerous.
In 2009, Jim Chanos warned of China's credit-fuelled construction boom. He was shorting the companies in and around it. It's now 2013, and he isn't changing his mind. Today's Money Weekend will explore why...
The Money Weekend Market Digest for the week ending 2 February 2013.
When we see stocks rally hard and fast, we start looking around for ideas for you to protect the gains you've built in recent months. With the main Australian stock index up 15.5% since last August, it now makes sense to look at ‘stock insurance’.
For five years now Dr. Paul Krugman has argued that increasing U.S. government spending is vital to the US economy's recovery. And for five years he's been dead wrong.
We’re not saying stock markets will keep going up. Nothing goes up forever. But we do wonder: has the market finally weaned itself off central bankers to focus on company fundamentals?
You remember when Hostess declared bankruptcy last November? The belief was that unyielding union workers could make the Twinkie vanish. But that’s not how real capitalism works. However, we understand the confusion.
In share trading, remaining stubborn in your view is a death wish because the stock market can do anything. As the old saying goes, ‘Both bulls and bears can make money in the markets but pigs get slaughtered.’
Why would anyone put more money into bonds? The returns are minuscule. Prices are so high and yields so low that even in the best-case scenarios, you'll still barely make a bean. And with the worst of the crisis behind us, bonds now look very vulnerable to any rise in inflation.