Archive for April, 2014

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 25th April 2014

    April 25th, 2014

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    Weak US economy pushes precious metal prices up

    Precious metal prices climbed this week, as the US economy weakened. Data released this week showed that the mortgage index decreased, while new home sales also declined, bucking expectations. In response, bullion metals ended Wednesday 23rd April 0.4 per cent higher, reports Business-Standard, with gold for June rising 0.3 per cent to $1,284.60 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    Diamond mining firm sees revenues grow

    Petra Dia…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Thursday 3rd April 2014

    April 7th, 2014

    Gold investment to rise in 2014

    Physical gold investment is set to rise this year, according to Barclays. The rise will be driven primarily by Chinese consumers, who “prefer to hold their gold physically”, explains, as Chinese buyers snap up the precious metal in bar and jewellery form following falling values in 2013.

    California farmland values enjoy historic rise

    California farmland is enjoying a historic rise in values, fuelled by climbing crop prices and rising tree nut and winegrape plantings. Values of the cropland in…