Archive for January, 2015

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 23rd January 2015

    January 23rd, 2015

    Royal Mint sells bullion directly to buyers

    The Royal Mint is bringing back its world-renowned bullion brand after an absence of 47 years, offering gold and silver minted bars fresh from the royal refinery for sale.

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 16th January 2015

    January 16th, 2015

    Gold boosted by Swiss surprise

    Gold has received a boost following the surprise decision by Switzerland to end its currency cap against the euro.

    The Swiss franc was pegged at 1.20 euros to avoid overvaluation, but as uncertainity surrounding the eurozone continues – fuelled by speculation over a possible Greek exit – the single currency has weakened, taking the Swiss franc with it. The Swiss National Bank has therefore decided to abolish its cap, prompting its country’s currency to soar 30 per cent against the euro, before initially …

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 9th January 2015

    January 9th, 2015

    Precious metals bullish on Greek uncertainty

    The precious metals industry is feeling bullish in response to Greece’s economic uncertainty.

    Concerns surrounding the country’s financial health, combined with speculation on a possible exit from the euro and falling crude oil prices, have fuelled demand for safe havens among investors. Gold prices increased on Tuesday this week at Comex, while the US stock market is down almost 3 per cent so far in 2015, notes Business Standard.

    Angel Commodities forecasts that all precious metals will…