Archive for April, 2015

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 10th April 2015

    April 10th, 2015

    Zinc singled out as promising investment

    When it comes to precious metals, gold has long been the scene’s major player. Another metal, though, may soon become equally valued: zinc.

    Zinc is in increasingly short supply, according to experts, as a growing number of mines close down production, with little to replace them. Morgan Stanley estimates that by 2017, over 1.2 million metric tons of annual mined supply will go out of circulation; more than America uses in a year.

    “It’s all about supply,” Clive Burstow, a London-based in…

  • Alternative Investment News Round-up: Friday 3rd April 2015

    April 3rd, 2015

    Bitcoin Investment Trust ready for public trading

    The world of digital currencies could be dramatically transformed this month, as the Bitcoin Investment Trust is ready for public trading.

    The fund holds bitcoin in a trust that investors can buy share in, a move that is thought to help stabilise the currency and opens up the sector for investors. While the trust has been a private fund since 2013, though, the FINRA has given regulatory approval to trade publicly on the TCQX marketplace.

    The share price is approximately one-tenth of…