الاثنين، 22 أبريل، 2013

Is Gold as Precious as it Once Was?

Gold has been taking a beating in the New York Mercantile Exchange over the past few months as the price of gold continues to plummet. Gold hit a record low in nearly two years on Friday when gold fell under $1,500 an ounce igniting stop losses worldwide. It’s leading many investors wondering if Gold is as precious as it once was.
It has gotten many investment bankers and money managers losing faith in the once booming business. Recently, investment banking company Goldman Sachs recommended that investors sell their gold causing a stir in the Gold community.
Although it will take a while for Gold to fully recover, the next week is crucial for the millions of investors around the world as it’s determined if Gold will continue to plummet or if Friday’s numbers were merely a fluke


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الثلاثاء، 7 فبراير، 2012

Gold Souk Dubai

You should visit the gold souk, to see the large variety of gold sold at truly amazing prices. Designs can be traditional, modern, conservative, old, delicate or robust and can be in various gold colours such as white, yellow and even pink. There are more than 300 jewellers situated in the strip and in the afternoon and early evening the streets are alive with people from all over the world visiting the city of gold Of course you should never buy without haggling as this is a tradition. Most shops are open until 10pm so take your time and choose wisely. Gold is a very serious business in this part of the world and it is a truly dazzling site when you see the windows full of every possible piece of jewellery you can imagine. Each shop has its own craftsman who can alter on the same day any piece of jewellery. The Gold Souk promoted throughout Dubai as a tourist attraction and receives further aggressive promotion during the shopping festival, when tourists thrive to the strip. Transportation to the Gold Souk can sometimes be a nightmare particularly if you travel in the rush hour. Make sure you ask your hotel regarding the best times to travel, and the best route. If you are staying on the beach it is advisable to ask the taxi driver to take you to Bur Dubai via the beach road, to the abra station (water taxis) on the Creek. Here you can board an abra costing only Dhs1, ask to be taken to the Spice Souk station across the Creek, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the Gold Souk. This form of transport is much quicker and cheaper than taking a taxi all the way to the Gold Souk and the experience is fantastic. When you disembark you will be in an area known as Spice Souk, if you walk through the enchanted streets you will be amazed at the aromas and smells that drift from every shop front. You will then enter the hustle and bustle of the shopping area, just before the Gold Souk. This area has shops with fantastic bargains, ranging from shoes through to electrical equipment. It is almost a guarantee you will want to come back again as there never seems to be enough time to visit all the shops. The Gold Souk is easily recognisable as the entrance is formed by two enormous wooden gates welcoming you to the dazzling endless windows of gold. After you trip to the Gold Souk you can return back to your hotel via the abra, however the traffic will normally have subsided and a taxi journey direct from the Gold Souk will suffice

الأربعاء، 25 يناير، 2012

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The Apple shareholder economy

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — At least one group of Apple Inc. shareholders has an investment philosophy that would make Warren Buffett proud.

Like the Oracle of Omaha, they buy and hold, and are not quick-flip artists. The patience of those investors has been rewarded handsomely by Apple’s /quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL +6.40% strong bull run, according to data from SigFig.com, a San Francisco start-up that helps users analyze and manage their investment portfolios.

Apple sets a new bar

Apple's first post-Jobs earnings report exceeds estimates, sending the stock up in overnight trading, Mark Gongloff reports. (Photo: AP)

Just more than a fifth (or 22%) of the 14,000 users of SigFig.com who own Apple shares bought them for $200 or less, says the company, which tracks $25 billion in accounts held at nearly 70 brokerage houses.

Based on the size of their positions, those 3,000 or so account holders had made at least a collective $16.4 million in profits as of Tuesday, on the eve of Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings report.

That may not seem like that much, given that Apple’s rise to a record of about $450 a share Wednesday is creating billions of dollars of additional wealth.

But the total equates to $5,300 per person, and a 125% return since March 2010, the last time Apple shares were trading below $200. The Nasdaq Composite Index /quotes/zigman/123127 COMP +1.01% is up 23% during the same time.

While holding a stock for just under two years may not impress Buffett, it’s a more patient strategy than day-trading retail investors and professional traders usually employ.

For Apple shareholders, it’s meant big money.

State of the tech economy

Perhaps this helps explain the presence of Laurene Powell Jobs, Steve Jobs’s widow, at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night. While Republicans and Democrats have been fighting about what’s best for the U.S. economy — tax cuts or fiscal stimulus — Jobs and others like him were busy creating wealth (and jobs.)

Apple’s rise, along with that of Google Inc. /quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL +6.40% over the past year and a raft of new tech IPOs help explain why Silicon Valley and other regions with a lot of tech workers are bouncing back from the recession better than the United States as a whole.


If you want huge returns, you have to pick the right stocks, of course. But timing is also key, and here’s another interesting point from the SigFig data: A whopping 57% of its Apple investors paid at least $300 for their shares. That group has made a collective $50 million, even though these investors came late to the party, which means they’ve placed bigger bets than the longer-holding group. Apple last traded below $300 in October 2010.

/quotes/zigman/68270/quotes/nls/aapl AAPL 447.33, +26.92, +6.40%

Regular readers of this column will remember that I urged Apple investors to take some profits in May of last year, back when the stock hit $350. That call doesn’t look great right now, obviously, especially with tax season fast approaching.

But hindsight is 20-20, and I hope those Johnny-come-latelies don’t succumb to human nature and begin to load up even more on Apple shares at this level. It’s rare indeed that an investor regrets selling a stock when it’s trading at or near an all-time high, as Apple is now.

That brings me to one other thing that’s interesting about SigFig.com’s Apple holders: They don’t put their profits at risk, nor take them off the table, during the volatile trading that usually accompanies an earnings report.

Only 5% of them say they either bought or sold Apple on an earnings day. Perhaps they’re too busy tallying up their profits.

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John Shinal, a former technology editor of MarketWatch, is based in San Francisco.

Merkel: Do we dare more Europe? Yes, we dare

By Polya Lesova
DAVOS, Switzerland (MarketWatch) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Europe is serious about solidarity, but "what we don't want is to promise something that we cannot deliver." In the opening address at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Merkel said: "The question is do we dare more Europe? Yes, we dare more Europe." She also said that some of the efforts undertaken by European nations to deal with the sovereign debt crisis are not sufficiently acknowledged. "It's important we remain steadfast on this course of reform," Merkel said. "We still have to convince each other that this is necessary." Jobs and growth will be very prominent on the agenda at the European Union summit on Jan. 30.