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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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Did you know you can send gold from your profile to another on the Troy platform?​

Using the in-app Send feature, you can now seamlessly transfer gold from your profile to another user by entering their mobile number, with ZERO transfer costs involved.
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Did you know you can send gold from your profile to another on the Troy platform?​ Using the in-app Send feature, you can now seamlessly transfer gold from your profile to another user by entering their mobile number, with ZERO transfer costs involved.

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GOLD UPDATE: “Gold has always been a hedge against government’s economic blunders,” said Steve Forbes in a recent podcast. Gold slightly down since yesterday’s close, trading at $1,702/oz (ZAR31,090/oz), as US Q1 GDP came in at -4.8%, the first negative reading since Q1 2014. ...

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GOLD UPDATE: Gold is up slightly, and remains near its highest in more than seven years - $1,711/oz (ZAR 31,846/oz). The gold market is in a wait-and-see mode ahead of FED and ECB announcements later this week that could likely result in further stimulus. #gold #goldprice ...

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