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What’s in an interest rate? – Part II

Last week we discussed what exactly interest rates are in the article What’s in an Interest Rate? This week, we take a deeper look at the general interest rate policy trend of central banks worldwide, and what it means for the world. ZIRP “ZIRP” may sound like a phrase from …

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What’s in an interest rate? – Part I

Unless you’ve been in solitary confinement, living with wolves, or in hiding from the impending zombie apocalypse, you would have noticed recent headlines on interest rate decisions by the world’s monetary authorities. During the month of September, the Central Banks of the European Union, the United States and South Africa, …

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An Economy on Heroin

The global economy is on heroin. And heroin, is a dangerous drug… When you take heroin, you feel really fantastic (or, at least, that’s what they tell me). That euphoric feeling is an artificial high though; a temporary sense of wellbeing that is inevitably followed by a precipitous decline in …

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The Return on Gold!

Gold is headline news again. Over the last 3 months, gold has outperformed all other ‘asset classes’ with a 27% and 18% increase in the Rand and US dollar prices respectively over this period. The yellow metal’s return over the last year boasts equally impressive gains of 38% and 30% …

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Economic Growth, Savings and Gold: PART II

By: Troy Gold In part I of this two part series, we defined economic growth more practically – using the simple example of an island economy, we illustrated the practical constituents of economic growth and introduced a handy graphic tool in the Production Possibilities Frontier (PPF), that better portrays the …

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Economic Growth, Savings and Gold: Part I

“I am shocked by how government intervention and the sheer size of government have grown in the last 15 years. South Africa is no longer a potential capitalist miracle, as I had hoped it would be, along with places like Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and others.” This might sound …

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1 week ago

Troy Gold

DID YOU KNOW? In its elemental form, gold is significantly rarer than diamonds. Gold is more abundant than large diamonds, but diamonds as a class of material are not particularly rare. #troygoldsa #fintech #gold #realgoldinyourpocket #bullion #goldprice ...

DID YOU KNOW? In its elemental form, gold is significantly rarer than diamonds. Gold is more abundant than large diamonds, but diamonds as a class of material are not particularly rare. #troygoldsa #fintech #gold #realgoldinyourpocket #bullion #goldprice

2 weeks ago

Troy Gold

YOU CAN NOW PAY IN GOLD! Head on over to Khaleo @ the Club Centre in Pretoria and pay in gold using TroyPay. Who ever said gold was idle? We’re bringing it back and taking it into the modern world - stay tuned #troygoldsa #fintech #gold #TroyPay #goldcurrency #realgoldinyourpocket ...

YOU CAN NOW PAY IN GOLD! Head on over to Khaleo @ the Club Centre in Pretoria and pay in gold using TroyPay. Who ever said gold was idle? We’re bringing it back and taking it into the modern world - stay tuned #troygoldsa #fintech #gold #TroyPay #goldcurrency #realgoldinyourpocket
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