Bitcoins have been attracting significant interest recently. With the Winklevoss twins the latest in a line of high-profile investors to throw their weight behind the digital currency, the time might be ripe for getting in before it explodes.
A number of readers and bloggers have recently suggested there must be collusion between America and China over the transfer of physical gold from Western capital markets. They assume that governments know what they are doing, so there is a bigger game afoot of which we are unaware.
The New Year has started and not much has changed. All through 2013 we heard of an impending "bond bubble," a "stock market bubble" and a Europe expected to fly apart at any moment. It sounded like a broken record. But what happens? Nothing. Why?
It has been uncommon for gold to score single-digit percentage moves either way over the last decade; we see 2014 being an exception. Gold could be described as the 'Marmite' asset class — investors love it or hate it.
How hard can it be to capture a 50 cent move in crude oil with a one-lot for a $500 profit throughout the course of a trading session? It sounds so easy. But, one of the major issues traders encounter is one of the seven deadly sins — GREED.