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Ciaran Ryan is a Johannesburg-based freelance writer who has a background in finance and mining, having previously headed up a gold mining operation in Ghana. He currently writes for several SA and overseas journals on matters ranging from mining to investment.

Platinum stocks soar on kick from recovery in auto sales

5 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
PGM prices are up on supply tightness and tighter environmental regulations.

Why family offices are learning to love cryptos

5 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
DCX Capital’s Earle Loxton on why the narrative around cryptocurrency has changed.

Why some companies are switching their cash into bitcoin

4 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor recently held a conference to explain why he has moved his company’s cash into bitcoin.

The Yemen conflict has been great business for SA arms dealers

4 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   13
New Open Secrets report says South Africans should demand an end to the flow of weapons to this tragedy.

Tax and cryptos – all you need to know

3 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Wiehann Olivier and Tertius Troost of Mazars on why you might be better off with a buy-and-hold strategy tax-wise.

MTI final liquidation hearing postponed until May

3 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   6
In the hope the failed bitcoin scheme can still be saved.

Why has Ethereum been outperforming Bitcoin?

2 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
The two largest cryptocurrencies have entirely different use cases: Bitcoin is digital gold, and Ethereum is a multi-faceted platform.

How to invest in stocks exposed to bitcoin

2 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   4
Tesla, MicroStrategy and Square are three companies offering indirect exposure to bitcoin, but there are others.

‘Don’t be alarmed by bitcoin’s drop – we’ve been here before’

1 Mar 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   6
AltCoinTrader's Richard da Sousa believes this is a moderate correction compared with past crashes.

The tax implications of investing in crypto

26 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan  
Heightened scrutiny from the taxman should encourage a buy and hold strategy when it comes to cryptocurrencies.

Another citizen group takes its local municipality to court

26 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   15
In this case to get rid of a municipal manager who just won’t leave, despite repeated accusations of mismanagement.

Dlamini-Zuma again given five days to amend lockdown regulations

25 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Or face contempt of court charge – following a challenge brought by Liberty Fighters Network.

Chinese economic recovery helps Kumba to record profits

24 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   1
Despite production setbacks due to Covid.

As cryptos shoot for the stars, consider rand cost averaging

23 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   5
Investing a regular amount in crypto each month is a proven way to grow your account over time.

Amplats sees green future for PGMs after 14% production slump in 2020

23 Feb 2021 /  Ciaran Ryan   3
Fuel cell battery vehicles, driven by Chinese demand, will help drive demand for platinum group metals.

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