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Want to make money in 2020? Gold and silver are looking like a good bet

If you want to make money from investing, says Dominic Frisby, it’s simple: find a bull market and go long. And in 2020 gold and silver are in a bull …
22 Jan 2020
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Diamonds lose their shine for investors

Diamond miners are in dire straits. The $90bn market is being squeezed by demand and supply problems and faces a long-term threat from manufactured ge…
6 Dec 2019
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Buy gold coins, get the history for free

Gold has been a popular store of value for millennia. As a result, coin collectors can bag a tiny piece of history for little more than the price of i…
20 Nov 2019
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Ready to motor: it’s platinum’s turn to shine

Palladium and rhodium have outstripped platinum in the past few years. But thanks to the advent of fuel-cell cars, that could soon change, says Domini…
7 Nov 2019
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The silver price should be soaring – so why isn't it?

Silver boasts promising fundamentals and vast scope for price rises. Nevertheless, it has failed to fulfil its potential. There is no metal more frust…
24 Oct 2019
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Artificial diamonds: a girl’s new best friend

Big names such as De Beers are grappling with a cyclical downturn – and a long-term challenge from artificial diamonds. It could change the market bey…
19 Oct 2019
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Chart of the week: palladium hits another high

Palladium hit another record high this week, with the spot price reaching $1,700 an ounce.
7 Oct 2019
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The precious metals rollercoaster is heading into a big dip

It has been an exciting summer for precious metals enthusiasts, with gold, silver and platinum all making big gains. But now it’s all unwinding. Domin…
2 Oct 2019

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What will it take for platinum to make a comeback?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold. But for the last few years, that’s not been the case. Dominic Frisby explains why that is, an…
18 Sep 2019
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Chart of the week: silver is due to outshine gold

The gold/silver ratio tracks the relative progress of the two monetary metals by dividing the silver price into the gold price, revealing how many oun…
2 Sep 2019
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Silver is set to follow gold

With gold rallying 10% so far this year, some investors are starting to pay attention to silver.
9 Aug 2019
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Chart of the week: palladium will lose its lustre

Palladium has gained 70% in a year. It now trades at about $1,530 per ounce. But any escalation in the US-China trade could spell an end to the rally.
5 Aug 2019
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Platinum, palladium or rhodium – which is the metal of the future?

Platinum, palladium and rhodium are all vying to be the metal of the future – evolving vehicle technology will determine the ultimate victor. Dominic …
22 May 2019
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Palladium’s rise has been epic – will platinum ever catch up?

Palladium, used in catalytic converters for petrol cars, has shot up in price. Platinum, used in diesels, has collapsed. The question now, says Domini…
3 Apr 2019
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Chart of the week: rhodium on the rise

Rhodium has gained more than 30% this year, and now costs at least twice as much as gold or palladium.
1 Apr 2019
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Synthetic diamonds reshape the industry

The big diamond miners have become rattled by the growth of synthetic diamonds, at the same time as the price for natural stones is in decline.
29 Mar 2019
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Today, silver looks cheap compared to gold – but should you make the trade?

By historical standards, silver is incredibly cheap while gold is very expensive. So should you sell your gold and buy silver? Dominic Frisby weighs u…
13 Mar 2019
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Platinum looks strikingly cheap – but will it ever recover?

Platinum has historically been more expensive than gold – but that’s no longer the case. John Stepek looks at the reasons behind the change and asks i…
6 Mar 2019
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Chart of the week: Palladium – the most precious metal of all?

The price of palladium has hit a new record of $1,495 per ounce. Last year it overtook the gold price, and it is also more highly valued than its sist…
22 Feb 2019
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Chart of the week: silver is a steal

Silver hasn’t been this cheap relative to gold in a quarter of a century – it now costs more than 85 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold.
18 Jan 2019
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Chart of the week: will palladium outshine gold?

The price of palladium has climbed of nearly 30% over the past six weeks and could cost more than gold for the first time in 16 years.
5 Oct 2018
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Silver and platinum are both very cheap – how long can that last?

Silver and platinum are much cheaper than they ought to be, says Dominic Frisby – certainly on a historical basis. But things are starting to look goo…
3 Oct 2018
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Jim Rogers: buy gold

Commodities guru Jim Rogers thinks the current oil price is a floor, not a ceiling – but his favourite picks are gold and silver.
24 Aug 2018
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This is usually a good month to buy gold – but it’s a tough call this year

Conventional wisdom has it that summer is the best time to buy gold and silver. Both metals are certainly looking cheap. But is now really the time to…
19 Jul 2018
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Platinum will regain its shine

Platinum futures have slumped to around $840 an ounce, a near-ten-year low. But the gloom looks overdone.
13 Jul 2018
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Platinum has been a terrible investment – but I’m sticking with it

At some $400 below the price of gold, platinum is the cheapest it’s been since 2004. Dominic Frisby explains why the platinum price has collapsed, and…
4 Jul 2018
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The miner growing its own diamonds

De Beers is marketing a new kind of diamond that it insists is not special and not real. Alex Rankine explains why the move could shake up the industr…
16 Jun 2018
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Why it can pay to follow the local press when making investment decisions

Keeping an eye on the local news can pay off for investors. Here, a tale of drug gangs, intimidation and the risky business of mining leads Dominic Fr…
7 Jun 2018
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Rhodium: the niche alternative to gold

Bored with gold? Uninspired by silver? Platinum too cheap for your tastes these days? Perhaps, says Chris Carter, you need to find a more intriguing m…
26 Apr 2018
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Platinum is cheap – but will it ever get expensive again?

The platinum price has fallen so far, it's hard to see how it can get much lower. Dominic Frisby looks at what it would take to spark a turnaround.
11 Apr 2018
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Why silver is now a bargain

Silver has been treading water for the past two years. But the outlook for the white metal is auspicious.
9 Mar 2018
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It’s time to buy silver (and sell gold)

Over the years, silver has been something of a disappointment to investors. But Dominic Frisby is bullish. Here, he explains why you should sell your …
7 Mar 2018
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The one asset I feel tempted to bet on right now

Using leverage – borrowed money – to bet on equities looks like a bad idea right now. But there is one asset that might be worth a carefully considere…
21 Feb 2018
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This may be one of the only cheap assets left out there

Wherever value investors look, assets are expensive, says Dominic Frisby. There is, however, one last hold-out where you might still be able to pick u…
25 Oct 2017
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Chart of the week: silver has some catching up to do

It takes 76 ounces of silver to buy an ounce of gold. Yet the average over the past century has been 40.
20 Oct 2017
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This precious metal is rapidly losing status – which is a good time to buy

Upheaval in the car industry could affect demand for one precious metal commonly found in cars today. John Stepek explains why, and how to play it.
17 Oct 2017
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Chart of the week: palladium outshines platinum

Dwindling enthusiasm for diesel engines has led to a fall in demand for platinum, used in catalytic converters, and a rise in demand for palladium, us…
13 Oct 2017
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Are we near a turning point in silver’s relentless decline?

The silver price has been in steady decline for some time. But for Dominic Frisby, the investment case remains compelling. Here, he explains why there…
5 May 2017
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What wages in ancient Athens can tell us about the silver price today

Compared with the last few thousand years, silver is hugely undervalued, says Dominic Frisby. But it does make sense to own a little.
2 Mar 2017
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Silver lining to Trumpflation

Silver has risen in price by more than 12% this year, and there should be further to go.
17 Feb 2017
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The best precious metal to buy right now

Over the next five years, this precious metal is set to outshine all others – even gold. Dominic Frisby explains why you should buy platinum.
1 Feb 2017
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Silver will bounce back

Silver rose strongly in the first half of 2016, but has since slipped from more than $20 an ounce to around $17. But next year should be a different s…
16 Dec 2016
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Silver is set for long-term gains

Silver has had an excellent year so far, rising by 40% to two-year highs around $19 an ounce. And its longer-term prospects look good.
16 Sep 2016
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Chart of the week: platinum loses its shine

Platinum prices have ticked up from a seven-year low in January. But a slowdown in Europe may temper demand, and recycling has added to supplies and h…
16 Sep 2016
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Silver prices have further to run

Silver prices jumped to a two-year high above $20 an ounce this week. There could be further to go.
8 Jul 2016
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Gamble of the week: a diamond miner to keep your eye on

Diamond mining is always a risky investment, says Alex Williams. But this miner appears to have hit the motherlode.
6 May 2016
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Feeling brave? Have a punt on silver

In the past month, silver has gained a new lease of life. Andrew Van Sickle looks at the best way to invest.
6 May 2016
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Why diamonds have lost their lustre

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they have done precious little for investors lately.
1 Apr 2016
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Why bigger is better for diamonds

Like fine wine and pricey art, huge diamonds depend on the fortunes of the super-rich, for whom all seems well.
27 Nov 2015